Also, I would gently remind you that this thread is about iTunes on Vista, not about the debatable downfalls of iTunes.
My ipod had 32G of music. I initially lost all of my music with itunes when I had to charge my ipod battery back in May. I had backed up music but today I had to charge my battery again. Itunes popped open, it downloaded my husband's music from his ipad2 onto my ipod--not my accounts. My music disappeared again. And the ipod is now fried....can not turn it back on. So yes, itunes is awful........I give it a zero on a scale of 1-10.
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Last edited by Kaykaykay; 09-28-2011 at 10:47 PM.
Well, the iTunes runs fine on my MacBook and iPad, And I get many free apps for my iPad...
Anywho, I still don't think iTunes is bad. Of course, that could be in part because it's native to my system...
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For instance, take a look at Apple's page describing "What is iTunes." It says,"Everything you love -- music, movies, HD TV shows, apps, games. ... "
To me, it's just common sense that apps are part of iTunes, as is other content. There's no reason to synch your iPad other than content, unless you're just loading firmware.
I think you're not alone in being confused. Apparently, there are several discussions and sub-discussions going on here. Let me try to clarify. I'm not promising to be successful.
() My reference to iTunes as a "music player" was rather imprecise. Originally, iTunes was an application designed to enable computer users to buy and play songs. It has since morphed into other kinds of content but the basic interface (on a computer) has remained largely the original design. It works well for managing the content on old iPods (like mine) but becomes increasingly confusing and inadequate as one moves to iPods (i.e. Touch) that run apps, the iPhone, and especially the iPad where songs are likely to be the least important content type. Yet the iTunes application (and even its name) suggests otherwise.
() Apparently, (and not surprisingly) the iTunes app runs better on Apple computers than on Windows systems. I can't comment on the former because all my systems (other than the iPad) are Windows systems. This issue morphed into the (somewhat unrelated) issue of how it runs on Vista and the awful problems that afflict that OS. Suffice to say that problems exist even with Windows 7 systems. The issue of whether anyone should suffer with Vista is a separate one and extends far beyond the issue of whether iTunes works well in that environment.
() Some of the discussion apparently confused the "App Store" app on the iPad with the iTunes application on a computer (which is what you deal with when you sync your iPad.) I happen to think that the App Store app is also lousy mainly because it is so difficult to search for specific apps. Many folks agree with me on that score which is the basis of some posts that point out the value of App Shopper when you're trying to find a specific app. In any event, the quality, good or bad, of the App Store is a separate issue from the quality of iTunes as an interface for managing/syncing apps and media content.
I didn't bother going into iTunes' problems with synching, because there are plenty of examples on this forum every day and all across the Internet. There's going to be user error with any tech stuff, but iTunes complaints are so widespread it's laughable. It doesn't make sense that a company that pays such attention to hardware cares so little about its content-delivery experience.