7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2010 1:04 AM by Knibbels
Knibbels Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
Hi,

I am planning on buying a Touch 4G as soon as it is released in my country. From what I have read in these Discussions there seems to be some issues with iTunes 10.

I have NO interest in Ping whatsoever and definately don't want it EVERYWHERE in iTunes. My Apple remote, downloaded last week, is working perfectly with my 3G Touch and iTunes "9.something";.

My question is: Will the Touch 4G work with iTunes 9 or will I be forced to download iTunes 10?

Thanks for your help

Acer Extenza 5630 laptop, Windows Vista
  • 1. Re: iPod Touch 4G & iTunes 9
    Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (17,105 points)
    You'll need iTunes 10 or later:

    System requirements
    USB 2.0
    *iTunes 10 or later*
    Mac: Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
    PC: Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP3) or later

    copied from http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/specs.html
  • 2. Re: iPod Touch 4G & iTunes 9
    Knibbels Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks,

    I know the specs specify iTunes 10. Was just wondering if it might work with 9 and if anyone tried using 9 with a 4G Touch...
  • 3. Re: iPod Touch 4G & iTunes 9
    Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (17,105 points)
    I have no issues using iTunes 10, and I did not activate Ping, I almost forgot that feature
  • 4. Re: iPod Touch 4G & iTunes 9
    GuestG4 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    iPod Touch 4G requires:
    OSX 10.5.8 on a mac
    Win XP SP3 or greater on PC
    iTunes 10 (both Mac/PC). It will NOT work with iTunes 9.



    Apple Remote App 2.0 does work with iPod Touch 4G on iTunes 10 (but you may need to modify/disable your firewall and/or connect your computer to the router via Ethernet cable to help iTunes 10 detect you iPod Touch/Remote App for the first time. Once you complete the first remote connection to iTunes, you should be able to disconnect your Ethernet cable and turn your firewall back on. )

    I have noticed some new problems with iTunes/remote detecting your wireless speakers (such as an airport express to your home stereo when the firewall is enabled. The problem disappears when the firewall is disabled. I believe that the new version of iTunes may have modified some of the ports required to maintain connectivity with these devices. I, personally, still need to find out which ports I need to modify in my firewall to fix this. Otherwise, they all seem to work great for me.

    At the moment you aren't forced to use ping, but there is no option available to disable/hide it from the interface. If you dont want to use it, you will just have to ignore it and make sure not to click on any of the buttons by accident.

    I hope this helps.
    Good Luck.
  • 5. Re: iPod Touch 4G & iTunes 9
    Ingo2711 Level 6 Level 6 (17,105 points)
    GuestG4 wrote:
    At the moment you aren't forced to use ping, but there is no option available to disable/hide it from the interface. If you dont want to use it, you will just have to ignore it and make sure not to click on any of the buttons by accident.

    In the right hand corner you'll find a little button next to the Genius icon. Clicking on it will show or hide the Ping interface.
  • 6. Re: iPod Touch 4G & iTunes 9
    GuestG4 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    I understand that, thank you. Unfortunately, using that button in the bottom right corner won't make all the ping button links next to all your songs disappear. If you know of a way to accomplish this, I would love to hear it.
  • 7. Re: iPod Touch 4G & iTunes 9
    Knibbels Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I found this while searching through the forum:

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2593347&start=0&tstart=0

    It seems that this procedure hides the buttons next to the songs....