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Monday June 30, 2008

Someone @ Apple Needs a Boot in the Ass

I have had the luxury of “upgrading” my 60GB gen5 iPod to a new 16GB Apple Touch. Surely there is a lot less room on this device, but I figured I would give it a go to see what all the fuss was about, and given that the dust should have settled by now I figured all the bugs would have been worked out. Well, maybe the bugs are fixed, but the feature set is still very much lacking. Who the hell made it where you can’t adjust the volume of music while in landscape mode and the headphone connect will not allow you to set the unit down except in landscape mode? I use my iPod at the gym, and that is about it. I run on a machine for about an hour a day and am used to keeping my iPod there with me for motivation in the form of music. (Everyone knows a little Rob Zombie and Ministry can get you moving.) So I can’t set it on the incline surface there to hold whatever you have without setting the Touch down in landscape mode. And I can’t adjust the volume with it in landscape mode. Currently I have to pick it, turn it to portrait position, wait for it to react, then adjust my volume, then set it back down. Instead I would love to just TOUCH the damn thing, slide the volume, and be on my way….

For the love of God, or whoever, please give me a volume switch in landscape mode for my music. And where the hell is my “Shuffle Songs” button on the main menu? My Touch feels more like a Must Pick Me Up.

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