Joined: Apr 25, 2006 Posts: 2315 Location: Montpellier, France
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:49 am Post subject: iPod touch take 2, or how A. doesn't care about retail here
I just bought myself a new iPod touch. It's been a month since the new software upgrade was announced, and the Apple reseller where I bought it just received a new batch of iPods, with new packaging. So he assumed these were the new models, with the applications, and so did I.
Well, no! It turns out that this iPod was built in 2007 and came with the 1.1.2 firmware, and no apps. Now I have to pay for them (the lack of apps wasn't reflected in the price, like in stores where they sell their stock of old model), and of course, since I can only get it through iTunes, need a credit card (which I still don't have - but that's my fault).
But come on, the store where I bought it just got this iPod a week ago, three weeks after Macworld. How can Apple still deliver "new" old iPods to their resellers so long after the announcement (and not tell them whether they're new or not)! That surpasses me…
So much for being able to check my mail without having to use my Mac
The Safari browsing experience is great though. Much better than iPhoney, which doesn't come close to an iPod/iPhone, and doesnt make it a very useful tool when it comes to optimizing a website for vewing on this device…
Joined: May 25, 2003 Posts: 4752 Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:07 pm Post subject:
Oh that's just outright awful that it wasn't one of the "new" ones. I still can't believe Apple had the gall to charge to "upgrade" the software to include things they already had made available on the iPhone, a.k.a. the iPod Touch with less memory
I do agree that the Safari implementation on the iPhone/iPod Touch is pretty slick. That's what really hooked me on the device. It's great having a full browser. trinity and other sites just didn't like the mobile Opera and the other limited browsers on the Q and Windows Mobile devices
I hope the SDK comes on out so I can work on getting an SSH client. Then my life will be complete. Yes, I know that already exists for MIDP devices, but generally the browsers on crackberries can't compare to mobile safari.
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