Apple Announces iTunes 8 [Screenshots]

Apple Announces iTunes 8 [Screenshots]

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JeremyR - September 9, 2008 at 6:57pm
licotto - \"Also, Apple can design THEIR devices to work with THEIR programs, allowing a much more seamless interface. Yeah it might be bulky, but they work. Isn\'t that kind of the whole basis of Apple\'s computers?\" FAIL. The problem is that the iPhone and iTunes DO NOT \"just work\" as you suggest. I\'m a tech-savy power IT business user and I have had to completely hack my iPhone six-ways-to-Sunday to get it to even begin to function as a business device. And no, I do not have outlandish expectations. As an example, I just want to know when I have an email. This is basic functionality and something you can\'t do with the iPhone. If the phone is locked, you can\'t tell that you have a new e-Mail. You have to unlock the phone, go into the email app and then look at your email to see if anything\'s new since you last looked. I don\'t think it\'s too much to ask to be able to see on the lock screen that I have new eMail (and thank Zarathushtra that IntelliScreen is available to solve this). In order for something to \"just work\" it has to be have a high usability factor. The iPhone does some very trick stuff but usability isn\'t really one of them. As far as \"Genius\" goes...I don\'t need an app to tell me how my music relates...I can do that just fine on my own. Sade and Korn obviously don\'t go together. If you read the marketing spin, you\'ll see the phrase that Genius helps you find similar music TO BUY. This is my problem. Why not focus on the core problems? There are very simple and easy improvements that can be made to iTunes and iPhone to make them \"just work.\" Instead, Apple is focusing on driving sales. If Microsoft pulled this, all you Apple lovers would be all over them in a heartbeat...but if Apple does it, then it\'s \'ok\'. Apple and MS are the same...they\'re just in it for the money...and I\'m glad that Apple is finally showing those true colors.