Is Genius really getting smarter?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Diatribe, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Diatribe macrumors 601


    Jan 8, 2004
    Back in the motherland
    I was wondering whether Genius is getting smarter for you guys. Has the quality of the playlists changed over time for you, has it been the same?

    For me I have seen no difference whatsoever. I was hoping for an accuracy like Pandora but I am not sure if it will ever get to be that accurate.

    What's your take on it?
  2. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    While Pandora continues to astonish and amaze me the so called iTunes Genius feature is a distinct failure.
    If a track is not on iTunes there is little chance of any recommendation.
    I have no idea what use it is.


  3. Diatribe thread starter macrumors 601


    Jan 8, 2004
    Back in the motherland
    I agree with you partly, although I don't see it as a complete failure I am underwhelmed by it.

    I wish Apple had just bought Pandora. It is the most incredible thing I have ever used and was so sad when they closed it to everyone outside the US.

    That's why I am hoping that Genius will evolve over time as Jobs said but so far I don't see this happening.
  4. smwatson macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2005
    London, England
    Alot/most of my library isn't on iTunes. So it's pretty useless.
  5. sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    I think it is freaking awesome, and I am a huge Pandora fan too. But it serves a different purpose fore me. LOVE YOU GENIUS!
  6. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    I really enjoy Genius. Then again, I don't know Pandora though I've heard a few bits of info from friends.

    I wish there would be an iPod update to include Genius.
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    I dont think genius will get any better until apple releases the next itunes update with geniuses code being modified a little.

    Thats what I think the info they collect are going to.
  8. simplysic macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2008
    Genius is a great addition to my iTouch, not much for my Macbook

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