I just got an ipod touch (old stock, came without new apps). Anyway, I have no interest in any of the 5 apps, and do not want to spend $20 on them. Plus i think it's totally ridiculous that they even cost money (i mean, they are basically worthless little things that apple has already given to iphone users free of charge, and to new buyers... Anyways, whenever i connect my ipod and open iTunes this thing comes up telling me to buy the apps. I go to the bottom and press "No Thanks" but it just says "Connection timed out" Then i click "Remind me later" and it says "an error occured". Finally, i click "Buy" and it works perfectly. It asks me to make an "iTunes store account" (which i don't want), so i put in fake credit card numbers and such, but it won't let me create because its invalid CC number... ok, so now i'm pissed. this happens every freaking time i connect my ipod. it's like they're forcing me to buy the update! now, after installing 10.5.2, the "connection error" doesn't happen. now it's worse. when i click "no thanks" or "remind me later" it takes me to a page that says "thanks for deciding to buy the apps" and all i can do is press "ok" and it takes me to the itunes store! I can't even get to my ipod page to change the syncing settings!!! what is going on here? is apple really this sleazy? this is something that M$ would do, or now that i think about it, even worse! i just want that dumb screen with those pictures of those dumb people and the "January Software Upgrade" to go AWAY! I want to get the my ipod options so i can change some stuff! what the hell Apple, what the hell. Oh yeah, is this happening to anyone else, or is apple just picking on ME? /rant EDIT: Scroll down to my post below for a solution!