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Posted on 2011.11.05 at 21:05
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The time was nigh. My Touch software was at v 3.1.2 and many of my apps would no longer update, yet the computer to which the iPod was beholden was about four computers back, so I would lose every app I've ever downloaded - something to the tune of 4GB of them.

Nonetheless, waiting until every app was at its lifecycle end for the operating system seemed silly. Besides, I didn't want to lose any new apps I downloaded and many new ones were 4.0+ only.

I bit the bullet and updated.

Le sigh.


michelle1963 at 2011-11-06 02:52 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, the proverbial break the bottle or kill the goose scenario.
ehowton at 2011-11-06 23:11 (UTC) (Link)
Its a no-win scenario.
(Anonymous) at 2011-11-06 23:34 (UTC) (Link)
I thought Apple products were supposed to be more seamless than this? Ugh.
panacea42 at 2011-11-06 23:44 (UTC) (Link)
Crap. Once again I have unintentionally commented anonymously on LJ. Above comment was me.
ehowton at 2011-11-07 00:29 (UTC) (Link)
I am often the exception. If my supposition is accurate, DRM prevents apps/music transferring between computers. Since I swap out computers every few months, I can never keep up with which computer each iPod is synced with.


Its the nature of the beast. Not really Apple's fault.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2011-11-07 18:21 (UTC) (Link)
Indeed. During the 2000s, the paradigm was that the computer would be the digital hub. Now that hub is the cloud, demoting your computer to be just another device that syncs to that hub.

If your device can support iOS 5, you can sync to iCloud avoiding this problem in the future. Your problems will be further mitigated with the release of iTunes Match.
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