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So, $20 for the new ipod touch update? Steve, i didn't know you were so strapped for cash.


Posted by stretch on January 18, 2008 with category tags of

I bought it. Mostly for maps, which I was using quite frequently via Safari. The new map software is infinitely superior and was worth the money alone. Mail regardless.actually turned out to be a better interface for gmail. I was content to use gmail via safari but this was a pleasant surprise. Weather and notes have been helpful as well.

I figured if they ever reverse themselves, I'd get the $ back. It's Apple, tho. I totally expect them to bilk early adopters. For me, I decided that I could get 20$ of utility out of it
   comment by vinny9 (#33) on January 19, 2008

Yeah, I think I'm going to buy it too. My webmail (.Mac, naturally) has no mobile interface, so if I want to check my mail I *need* it. Besides, clearly if I have more money than sense or I wouldn't be an Apple user anyway.
   comment by goodladd (#144) on January 19, 2008

With maps, what strikes me is that you need to be connected to a wi-fi network to use it. I can think of few situations where i would be connected to a wi-fi network, and yet not have a pretty good idea where i was.
   comment by stretch (#87) on January 19, 2008

Are you kidding? I could be completely lost and all I would need to do is walk into a Starbucks and connect to the Wifi there.
   comment by goodladd (#144) on January 19, 2008

I'm also a bit peeved that itunes keeps bringing up the "update your ipod" screen. If its an update, it should be free, if its an extra, itunes should stop telling me about it every time i sync.

I am sure i will eventually just cave and buy it, i just want to bitch about it first.

(incidentally, McDonalds in France is an excellent source of free wi-fi (should you be in france))
   comment by stretch (#87) on January 19, 2008

There is still a new free update. That's probably what it's trying to get you to download.
   comment by goodladd (#144) on January 20, 2008

I frequently need to go places I've never been before so I'll fire it up in maps and all that info stays in the memory even if the wi-fi is absent. I agree it's of limited use if you're lost (MTL is free wi-fi deficient; I'm not going to say Starbucks deficient) but it makes a great pocket map if you know you'll need it in advance.
   comment by vinny9 (#33) on January 20, 2008

Just as a side note, Montreal actually IS Starbucks deficient compared to most other major cities around North America. You can't go two blocks in New York without seeing one. Unfortunately, that is not an exageration.

Kudos to MTL!
   comment by Gbrowdy (#55) on January 21, 2008

Yeah, and there's that intersection in Vancouver that has a Starbucks on each corner. I'd say Montreal was pretty far behind that level of Starbuckitude.
   comment by goodladd (#144) on January 21, 2008

Well, for the record, the "update now" or "update later" buttons were the only options when i synced my ipod (on several different occasions). Seeing as there was no other way to remove this annoyance, i caved and bought the damn upgrade. Free wi-fi of New York's Starbucks, here i come!
   comment by stretch (#87) on January 21, 2008


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