iPod Windows Compatibility Out of the Box?

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  1. AndrewMT macrumors regular

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    I just bought a 15GB iPod an hour ago so I can get it Friday afternoon with second-day shipping. Now I'm freaking out a little. Will the new iPods be Windows compatible out-of-box?

    I watched the live Satellite webcast at my local Apple store and I thought Steve Jobs said something about iPod Windows compatiblity being late because Windows can be a lot less predictable (and everyone in the store laughed at that). Did I imagine this or what?
     
  2. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    Re: iPod Windows Compatibility Out of the Box?

    Well, if you have firewire I think you'll be fine. The delay is in the software that allows you to use it with the Apple USB 2 connector for those who have USB 2 on Windows
     
  3. AndrewMT thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I've searched through the whole Apple iPod page and I don't see any warnings that say I can't use my iPod until June. I hope you are right.
     
  4. 000111one111000 macrumors regular

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    If you have FireWire, you'll be fine. The software for USB 2 won't come out till June.

    So yeah, it'll work out of the box, just not with USB 2.

    enoch
     

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