I've been having alot of problems lately with my iPod. Some times in the middle of a song it will freeze and stop playing. The home and sleep/wake button will not work and when I plug it into my MacBook iTunes recognizes it but it just says "syncing" until iTunes becomes unresponsive. I then have to force my iPod into recovery mode, reformat, and then it works again. But only for a few days until the same thing happens again. This is obviously not normal but is this something I should be contacting Apple about? I got it last February so if it is I'd like to know before the warranty runs out. I'm not trying to milk Apple for a new iPod or anything, but reloading 6,500 songs every fews days is annoying. P.S. Would I be able to bring this to an Apple store? And would I have to wait for it to become unresponsive before I can complain, so that I have proof?