Tuesday, August 21, 2007

iTunes, you are working my nerve...

I don't know if you have experienced this or not, but lately, I have been hammered with so many updates to Apple's iTunes product. Funny how all of these updates coincided with the release of the iPhone. My thought is that they are using these releases of iTunes in order to patch the iPhone. I don't have an iPhone, nor do I plan on getting one. I use iTunes and Quicktime for it's original intent, playing music and watching video.

Is Apple trying to accomplish too much with iTunes? Is it time for them to develop a more modular product that will offer consumers exactly what they need and ignore the rest? If I was at Apple, I would definitely suggest a move like this in their product development. The alternative is to have disgruntle consumers who through the countless number of patches will either lose faith in the product's stability, or simply become annoyed to the point of considering alternatives. Speaking of alternatives, does anyone have any?

3 comments:

Derek said...

gtkpod ... you just have to start using Linux, that's all :)

Belteshazzar Mouse said...

It is more than just the iPhone. Apple is making the iTunes interface the center of their new OS release. It is a pretty savvy move when you think about it. There are a lot of users on other OSs that are very familiar with the iTunes interface. Now their desktop will work the same way.

Belteshazzar Mouse said...

It is not just the iPhone. Apple's latest OS takes advantage of the same interface as iTunes. It is a pretty savvy move if you think about it. There are a lot of iTunes users on other Operating Systems that are familiar with the interface - now they get an OS with the same familiar features.