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Apple's new release of iTunes 7 brings along a bunch of new problems

Just days after the release of iTunes version 7, Apple is facing a barrage of user complaints and reports about iTunes being well, not much of an upgrade. Steve Jobs demonstrated the new release at the special conference to an amazed audience on Tuesday, showing off features such as free downloadable album art, new view and sort methods, and gapless playback. Unfortunately, some core features of iTunes have now become broken.

Going through the Apple iTunes forum, some of the problems most frequently reported are:
  • Being unable to playback podcasts
  • Some iPod Nanos not being recognized by the Windows version of iTunes 7
  • iTunes 7 not being able to save preferences
  • Music often becomes jerky or distorted during playback
  • Music becomes distorted when switching to another application in the Mac version
  • iTunes 7 quitting unexpectedly
  • iTunes 7 freezes during library updates
  • Next track is played before current track fully finishes
  • Different types of coded error messages
Unfortunately, the above list doesn't seem to be all the problems that users are experiencing. Many reports say that iTunes 7 is a mishap of a release and that Apple should have done a little more Q&A internally.

Interestingly, Apple has been having a fair number of problems across its entire line of products. From notebooks to software, many of Apple's very own loyal users are beginning to question Apple's ability to deliver quality products -- looking good is one thing, but working well is something else.

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By robby97 on 9/16/2006 12:56:17 AM , Rating: 3
ITunes 7 is causing me more trouble than I could imagine. First of all, it has great new features. I like all the new things it can do, but it completely forgot about all the features that made ITunes 1 through 6 a great product. I have installed ITunes 7 on my laptop and desktop (both windows) and my roommate has installed the same on his Mac Pro. All of which are creating more problems. On Windows, I can not even play music. I've tried everything including finding the source and playing that. So I uninstalled ITunes 7 for ITunes 6 and the problem occurs that the music library is encoded for IT7 and cannot be degraded (opposite of upgraded). I'm still trying to find ways to fix the problem. Please don't offer solutions for me, just don't upgrade until Apple comes out with a fix solution.

By stubeck on 9/16/2006 9:48:13 AM , Rating: 2
Yep, I'm having a ton of issues too. Apparently you can't directly copy in music anymore (could just copy it to your music folder on the ipod, now you have to do it through the library) it says its copying over, but then it never shows up in the list.

"Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town." -- Charlie Miller
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