Warning: Rant, If you are going to read any of this, read the red font Ok so for quite some time now I've been experiencing issues with my iPod Touch... 1. Some songs will not play at all 2. Randomly songs' audio will cut out but the iPod shows the music as still playing 3. Randomly songs' audio will cut out and the iPod will proceed to the next song 4. Randomly if you try to fast forward or rewind using the bar the bar will move but the song will continue playing where it shouldn't anymore 5. Album art has started to vanish... 2-4 can be fixed by switching to another song and then switching back. The problems are completely random and happen to purchased and cd imported music. The music, however, will play perfectly fine on my PowerBook, on CD's, and on any other MP3 player including my cell phone. ---- I've been on the phone with apple over a month. They've had product specialists and engineers working on the issue but there still has been no solution. Just to list some things we've tried... - Reinstalling OS, iTunes, iPod software - Restoring iPod - Replacing iPod - Making new user accounts - Sending logs to apple - I won't continue with anymore Basically I've exhausted all of apple's options and now they are just hunting and picked. I've tested synching music with my PC and I haven't noticed any issues. I've been on the phone for apple over a MONTH and two days ago my tech support contact quit. I feel like I am just spinning my tires here. I have investing hundreds of dollars into the iPod, as well as hundreds at the iTunes store, and hundreds on accessories including a iPod HiFi, Dock, Software Upgrade, charger, case, FM transmitter, etc (Grand total of about $900). I have also had in the past had or had a $400 iPod 3g 20gb (broke 3 times under warranty), $250 iPod nano (sold), $150 iPod speakers (sold), $60 BT Mouse (replaced 1x), $30 apple keyboard, an iSight, and $1800 apple computer (replaced 1x). I think I have been more than loyal to apple over the years and this problem is really pissing me off. I have spent HOURS on the phone with them trying to work this out but absolutely no progress has been made. I have sent them videos documenting some of the issues at hand. They've been working with the "engineers" but nothing they suggest has worked and their "solutions" usually are things we've already tested and found not work. I've driven 2 hours round trip to the apple store to show them my issue. They've searched apple forums and such but can't find anyone else with the exact problem as me The more I think about it the more it angers me. Its a very frustrating issue not only because it ruins the music listening experience, but also because I've invested a lot. Maybe I should just cut my losses and buy a Zune and sync with my PC eek Thanks for listening.