Story Alert/Steal this Idea: One is a chance, two is a coincidence but three is a trend. It is official – the new IPod updater is killing IPods. First Fred, then me and now Jeff, all of us have had the same problem with IPod software updater. Went to IPodLounge.com for help. Apparently more people are having the same problem. More problems reported on the Apple discussion board. There are other problems as well. Jeff says: Blush off the Apple: The problem with Apple for years now has been that it pays more attention to design, aesthetics, UI, and advertising than it does to nitty-gritty technical matters. I was thinking about buying a Mac again. Now I’m doubting it.
UPDATE: Mo_Fo…. the second IPod (the 15 gigabyte 3G version) just did the double dutch on me …. that’s two f…ing IPods in two days! Just called Apple, and their very nice PR person said that I was the first one to get in touch. Maybe time to stop the plague from spreading!
Update 2: Went to the Apple Store in San Francisco. The 3G IPod revived after running the IPOD software updater again. 2 minute job at the Genius Bar. MiniPOD dead. Apple replaced it. No questions asked. So what was lost in bad product was totally made-up in great customer service. It was a drive problem apparently and it was triggered by the damn software update. So if you are under warranty and need to get this fixed, my two cents… hit the apple store