What simplethings annoy you about your Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by OnTheiTouch2G, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. OnTheiTouch2G macrumors member

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    This isn't meant to complain, but to add some constructive critisism. Maybe somebody with the power will see and take action in the next software update.

    So what should be a simple fix, that annoys the crap out of you?

    Mine? Simple. When listening to music, and a song comes on that was purchased from iTunes as a music video comes on, you cannot return to the home screen without it turning off the music, even if it's in the middle of a playlist. Even if you are not in music and one of these songs come on, there is no issue until you go into music and back out - again which will shut down the music and stop the play list. Makes me want to scream.
     
  2. dannyboxer macrumors regular

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    What I think what is wrong with the iPod Touch is I think there is a load of wasted space on the top and bottom of the touch screen. I mean, the home button could be on the side next to the volume controls and then the whole front of the iPod could be taken up by the screen or the iPod could be made smaller by chopping off the top and bottom.

    Also I think that the back should be made of something much less easy to scratch as the backplate is impossible to keep scratch free.:)
     
  3. dannyboxer macrumors regular

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    Sorry i just read the title, it says simple things. Sorry I just wrote about a whole iPod redo. Soz
     
  4. brightshadow360 macrumors member

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    what annoys me is the fact that itunes doesn't let you browse and auto sorts your music. I want to be able to select a folder of music and it play this whole folder and any folders in it. I don't want my stuff sorted into albums, artist, music type, ect. now I'm being forced to wait for a good 3ed party app that can do this.

    I also don't like the limited number of file types it will recognize.

    and finaly, the curse of all mp3 players: the fact that the cooperation fails to mention that out of the 16 gigs of harddrive space, 3 gig are taken up by the OS. they should advertise it based on what is actually accessible.
     
  5. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Simple: Add a submenu to each player app for system calls that relate to it. EQ, play speed (for podcasts) in Music, Screen brightness in Video and Photo, etc.
     
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  7. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Well, firstly, you're wrong. The OS doesn't take up 3Gigs, it's barely a fraction of that. All hard drive space advertised on ANY product from ANY company is not the actual available amount. It's calculated by an algorithm which works to out make the drive space appear less than the advertised amount. Advertising it as the actual available space would be incorrect.

    My slight peeve (but I can easily live with it) is that I cannot run certain programs in the background while doing other tasks. When playing a song in iTunes I can surf the web and do virtually anything else but when running a 3rd party media app such as AOL Radio I can't surf the web and play internet radio. Once I click out of AOL Radio to open Safari, AOL quits.
     
  8. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Actually, if you pay attention to technology, you'd realise you aren't losing any space at all. Some devices say that 1GB consists of 1000MB, others say it consists of 1024MB. The iPod has been built as having 1000MB to 1GB, but the computers that it connects to display it as if 1024MB represents 1GB, hence why it appears that it has a smaller capacity. You really do have 16GB, your computer is just screwing with the conversion of megabytes into gigabytes.
     
  9. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Are you pulling his leg or do you even know what the heck you are even talking about? Everything you said is completely wrong, check my earlier post. The iPod shows it's own capacity within the unit, you don't need iTunes to show it.
     
  10. iParis macrumors 68040

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    No Copy/Paste.
    No flash.
    Crash Bandicoot NitroKart kills the battery.
    And Safari crashed while I was a bout 96% done making an appointment at the Genius bar.
    There isn't a 64GB, yet (crossing fingers for January).
     
  11. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Um, no, not everything I said is completely wrong.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1867?locale=en_AU

    Thank you :)
     
  12. Topher15 macrumors 6502a

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    No podcast descriptions.
    No scrolling titles.
    Cover flow - useless.
     
  13. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Right, your part saying 1024=1GB is correct and the rest is wrong. Apple's article stated what I wrote earlier. A 1GB drive IS 1GB but that's not the actual available space. You stated it was the actual space.

    Also you stated that our computers state the incorrect amount on than what's on the iPod. You're wrong in saying that. That would be ridiculous for the Mac to show differently from what the iPod states on it's own screen.

    Your contribution to the forum is just as important as mine or anyone else's but please state correct facts.
     
  14. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    I never said anything about what the iPod displays on the screen ;)
    :p
     
  15. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Too true.
    I was very disappointed to notice this.
     
  16. HLdan macrumors 603

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    The iPod has been built as having 1000MB to 1GB, but the computers that it connects to display it as if 1024MB represents 1GB, hence why it appears that it has a smaller capacity. You really do have 16GB, your computer is just screwing with the conversion of megabytes into gigabytes.

    Are these not your words? You're stating the computer shows wrong of what your iPod really has in capacity. I stated that the iPod itself displays it's own contents from it's own screen and it's the same as what it shows in iTunes.

    It's obvious you are not trying to understand that you gave incorrect information to the OP. I'm unable to get through to you so I'll let it go at this point.
     
  17. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    from apples site. so they are built with 16gb as 1bil bytes. on the ipod screen AND computer screen they say ~14gb as 1024*1024.
     
  18. David G. macrumors 6502a

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    This is by FAR the quickest/easiest way to get to music. For me at least.:D Now if you were describing cover flow on a nano or classic, +1.
     
  19. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like the location where headphone jack is on the bottom. it is annoying.
     
  20. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Don't be so dense! I thought my ;) and :p would be indication that it wasn't a serious reply! :)

    To actually contribute to the topic, I'm annoyed with the fact that both my 1st and 2nd generations have both had to be sent back to Apple for repair and replacement within weeks of getting either of them.
     
  21. fake1009 macrumors member

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    Genius function won't work. I have over 700 properly labeled songs and configured genius on itunes.

    Coverflow is not to helpful as I don't have a good "visual/spacial" perception

    Last.fm, Pandora, aol cannot play music in the background

    I thought there was supposed to be no crashes or something like that after 2.1

    no album art while scrolling in the song menu

    no customization of homescreen

    password protection is limited ( no keyboard, only 4 numbers )

    no option to turn of the "slide to unlock" button

    videos cannot play in portrait ( for some unusual situation )

    itunes can't download podcasts.



    Despite all this everything is absolutely awesome! Best DAP I have ever owned in my life. Glad I got of the anythingbutipod mentality.
     
  22. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Ditto.
    Every now in then I get Safari crashes.

    Eh, doesn't really bother me.

    I agree, well sorta.
    We get a little bit of a homescreen customization but not too much.
    I really wanna be able to have an actual background.

    I too have found both of these a problem.

    Actually, it can play videos in portrait mode.
    If you put the video in a playlist you can find it under music and if you select it there it will play in portrait.
    Then to put it in landscape you rotate it like you would in cover flow.

    Lol.
    Yes, the iPod touch is the most amazing multimedia device ever created.
     
  23. brightshadow360 macrumors member

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    OH GOD WHAT HAVE i STARTED?!?! all I was saying was that computer and mp3 player companies use dirty (and unfortunatly legal:( ) advertizing methods. yes the ipod has 16 gigs but you can only use a little more than 14.

    jailbreak it and you can customize all kinds of things.
     
  24. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    ...No, in the end it still has 16. Go back and read what is said properly.
     
  25. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Ivan, YOU must be dense (since you decided to call me that earlier), it doesn't matter if the iPod comes with 16GB, without anything installed (including the OS) all 16GB is not available, the algorithm says so.
     

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