Originally Posted by Mfusick
I've never been a big apple fan but I do love my iphone, but I just don't understand how a software company as big as apple can make such a horrible piece of software like itunes ???
It's honestly the worst software I've ever used. Terrible at everything.
The problem is that it's moved from being a music player to handling all different types of media and app/device management, and has suffered greatly from it.
And while lots of people praise Apple's UI design, I think they have good artists, but generally terrible UX.
Originally Posted by bryansj
That's the price you pay to use your tiny screened teenager phone.
Some people like devices that fit in their pockets and don't require two hands to use.
Originally Posted by ajkrishock
iTunes sucks because apple tries to use it to sell you something every time it detects an iwhatever
is plugged in.
I've never had iTunes try to sell me anything when I've connected a device.
Originally Posted by assassin
Thought about trying an Apple laptop for a second. Then I punched myself in the face to get rid of the pain and re-focus myself.
I am generally moving away from Apple hardware these days, but there is nothing
in the PC space that's as well built or designed as the MacBooks.
The only PC hardware I can think of that comes close is Microsoft's Surface, but that's a tablet, not a notebook.
PC manufacturers are all focused on producing the cheapest products they can, which are often MacBook clones, rather than creating premium products.
Originally Posted by mifronte
I have always viewed Apple as being innovative, but not best in class. The company has been good with innovating new ideas, but they are not good at taking those ideas to the next level of being best in class. Why? IMHO, I think it is because of their closed, propriety business model. The model forces them to improve the ideas themselves. This only works if they can hire all the best talents that are available, which is not realistic. When ideas are shared in a cooperative environment, improvements are much more likely to be made that will result in producing a best in class product at the best value.
Apple rarely ever innovates, what Apple does best is take other ideas and refine them in a way that makes them have mass-market appeal.
Originally Posted by Vlad Theimpaler
Once I entertained the thought of installing iTunes on my HTPC. I downloaded the install package for Windows and ran it.
The installer said that iTunes would require the installation of Apple Quicktime.
I immediately clicked the Cancel button, and deleted the installer package.
iTunes has not required QuickTime for years, it does still require Bonjour to be installed and running however, which is a very good reason to avoid it.
Originally Posted by DraZtiK
Not sure why your using itunes. Can you not just plug it in and see it as an external drive on ANY OS? My son got frustrated with IOS7 so I transferred his number to my spare Droid Bionic just to let him play and he asked me what software he had to install on his PC to copy his songs/pictures over to it. Should have seen the look on his face when I said none, just copy it over.
Rather than scanning a file structure, Apple devices use a database for music management. It's actually a better way of doing things, but it's proprietary and closed-off, so you're required to use iTunes for anything running iOS. Older iPods work with third-party software.