Indeed. Hell has frozen over. Today, as planned, Apple has launched iTunes for Windows. I don't want to even talk about it. If you've read my earlier blogs, you'll know how I feel about this subject. What a perfect end to an atrocious week. I don't want to talk about it. OK, if you insist. The replacement iPod I received, after a three week wait, is another dud. It has a mystery power leak so a full charge only lasts approximately forty-five minutes (instead of the normal eight hours). I'm going to attempt to get my money back from Micro Anvika. Now, this may involve chaining myself to their counter. It it does so be it. The aftercare service from Apple is flawed. The place of purchase has no say in the matter and, as I found out today, this can lead to endless confusion and phone calls to the shop, Apple Aftercare Centre and Apple Customer Relations. I demanded a full refund. After an hour, neither could help. (Micro Anvika's hold music was "Stuck in the Middle with You" - very apt). If I'm going to get anywhere near to seeing my money I'm going to have to force the Shop Manager to call Apple Customer Relations direct. It could get messy.
Update Time! Today, Quicktime was updated to version 6.4, iTunes to 4.1 and iPod Software to 2.1. You can now record sound and store photos on it. That's if you have the right hardware add-on.