iTunes 8 w/ipod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Phish311, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Phish311 macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2007
    Does the new ipod touch require that you use iTunes 8 or can i stick with iTunes 7?
  2. Phish311 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2007
  3. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    not sure, but why wouldn't you just upgrade, itunes 8 is great
  4. bildio macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2008
    New Jersey
    I'm pretty sure, but not certain, that I had to upgrade to 8 when I connected my 2g ipod touch.
  5. Phish311 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2007
    im very happy with itunes 7 and how it functions for me. I dont need all the fancy features and would rather keep it simple how it works for me. i have over 400gb of music and the last thing i want is to risk anything.
  6. Phish311 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2007
    is anyone using the ipod touch 2g with an older version of itunes?
  7. Beric macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2008
    Bay Area
    Try iTunes 8 and use Time Machine to restore if anything goes wrong.
  8. .Andy macrumors 68030


    Jul 18, 2004
    The Mergui Archipelago
    The tech specs product page or the touch lists itunes 8 or later as required.
  9. wywern209 macrumors 65832


    Sep 7, 2008
    do you rly want to know?
    chillax! nothing will happen when you update from a previous version of itunes. iv done it several times and nothing has happened.
  10. California King macrumors 65816

    Sep 20, 2007
    lol, who the hell has 400GB of "legal" music...unless of course they're all encoded in Apple lossless or something.
  11. angels lust macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    It wiped my library, but all I had to do was re-add the iTunes music folder. Easy, but a PITA watching it process all those songs.

    Not to mention it forces you to have those arrows that link to the iTunes store now. You use to be able to disable them but I guess Apple knows better than me at what I want.

    It's easier than you think. My uncle has been buying CDs since they first started coming up. I wouldn't doubt he would have at least 1TB worth of music if he put them all on the computer. So don't judge.
  12. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
    None of the new features in itunes 8 are forced on you. If you dont use the features then you cant tell the difference. You always have to update itunes for a new ipod.
  13. angels lust macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    Try disabling the arrows that link to the store then, stainlessliquid. See how far you get.
  14. seamustry macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2008
    400gb? wow! i have less than 30gb of everything on my computer!
  15. Phish311 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2007
    I listen to a lot of live shows that ive collected over the years. All legal trading, such as grateful dead shows and things of that matter.

    Still hoping someone out there is successfully using a version besides iTunes 8 with their new ipod touch
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Google "disable itunes arrows." I found info on how to do it for both Mac and Windows.
  17. angels lust macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    Yeah I know, but why should I have to run a command line in order to do something 7.7.1 did? Why did they remove that option?
  18. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    well actually the iphone apps not installing on ipod feature is forced wich is annoying cuz most work w/ the mic
  19. Xavier macrumors 68030

    Mar 23, 2006
    400 gb, wow thats a lot of music ;)

    iTunes 8 has some cool new features, like Genius, which works really well.

    But of course, you are not forced to use it. Just upgrade, because eventually you will have to upgrade anyway. (and always back up. Twice)

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