My First Apple - Apple iPod Touch That Is

It's official, the new iPod Touch has arrived in Montreal. And now I just realized something...I've never owned a portable mp3 player in my life. That's pretty rare today when I think about it. The closest thing I have is my cell phone with it's built-in mp3 player.

So I hopped over to Futureshop (where they have equal to US prices) and grabbed the last iPod they had (luckily it was the 16GB version which is the one I actually wanted). There were also 2 people on a waiting list for it but they couldn't be reached so the sales guy let me have it...Wow, what an honour! (sarcastic).

And now I have in my hands the latest iPod Touch with a totally brand new feature—actual volume control buttons (seriously)! Mind blowing isn't it? Anyways, let's see how someone like me who is "untainted" by Apple's apparent glory will fare using Apple's stuff for the first time. But, for now that means the using the dreaded iTunes.

The fact that you have no choice but to use iTunes (in order to use your iPod) leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but like most iPod people you say "Whatever" and get over it.

So after trying to get iTunes working on a slower PC machine...I gave up. I kept getting a message saying that I need Quicktime installed in order to use iTunes...Ridiculous! An installer that DOESN'T install what you need!

Then it says to reinstall again...so I did (it actually says it will install Quicktime the second time around). But of course that doesn't work either. So I try installing Quicktime separately. No luck. Then it says to uninstall iTunes completely and then re-install. Alright fine. But still nothing. Are you kidding me? After all I've heard, is this what Apple has to offer? This could be the worst software installation experience I've ever had, which forced me to make this post so long. And now I have to continue this semi-rant another time...

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