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  • richsadams Level 1 Level 1

    Yeah... I still remember the feeling when - after years of using Windows and mostly Linux - for the first time I had a MacBook. After the quick install I became so "brave" that I downloaded Skype - prepared for a long fight with the pheripherials - and... it just worked. With video and sound - everything just simply worked, quickly, smoothly. And I could _close_ :-) the laptop and put it into my bag without turning off, even for weeks. A new world opened... Housing remains cool without power fans, no memory leaking apps, no crashing or freezing - it was just a fantastic feeling. Now there are issues with Lion and iOS5. What happened...?


    Developers, I don't care much about features - come out later with them, who cares - just make things stable and bullet-proof again... Please.



    I can recall feeling exactly the same was like Windows 3.1 but better...and it all just worked.  To be fair though, at least in my experience that's still the case 99% of the time.  I have zero problems with Lion and this is just one buggy iOS App on one device that they failed to implement right.  Apple has made mistakes before and I'm sure they'll make them again.  Historically they've cleaned up any mess and moved on.  I have no reason to think that won't happen this time.


    I'm spoiled by how well Apple software and hardware works and like everyone else I am prone to complaining when it doesn't because it's so unusual.  But I also have to work with Windows and by comparison, well, there's just no comparison IMHO.  I wouldn't go back to the world of MS for my personal computing if my life depended on it.


    So yes, it's frustrating, but again, it's one app.  We need to make noise so it'll get fixed.  It's dissapointing when Apple is not perfect, but I at least can still enjoy the other 99% that does work so well and know that they'll get the rest sorted out soon...hopefully sooner than later!

  • soteran Level 1 Level 1

    I do not dare to compare it with windows I meant to compare it with Linux -- there I know I need to spend a day with a kernel update if I am unlucky, to get all my stuff working again, but then of course it works much better than Windows


    MacBook and OSX was like a miracle. Until now I had no single problem - not an issue! - with Apple devices (using them only since the Intel era extensively). After Linux the smoothness of an OSX upgrate was like some black magic... I confess, I got spoiled, too.  Now both iOS and OSX have issues for me.

    So it just makes me sad that we have to make noise, that I actually need to google these problems, etc. I was happy not knowing that this support website exist.

    Miracle stood for 4 years and now its broken. But maybe I was just lucky until now.

  • shatteredheartsonice Level 1 Level 1

    I totally have the same problems. And have you ever had this issue where you're skipping songs and your iPhone freezes? It's constantly been happening since I upgraded. /:

  • arsenyfromhomer Level 1 Level 1

    Anyone ever have their ipod crash completely dead with IOS.5. Tried to play music and it would crash, reset over and over, tried restoring and it seemed to fix the problem for a little while until i synced again and it started with same thing and then just crashed completely. its now dead, not turning on. tried plugging in and it shows up on the computer but doesn't turn on. Doesn't show up on itunes. help!!!

  • Jonvax Level 1 Level 1

    I just bought an iPhone 4S - an upgrade from a 3GS. The 4S will not play music properly when connected to my Volvo XC60 via USB. Songs skip and jump all over the place. Very disappointed!! The problem is not present when playing songs through the headphones.


    Everything worked fine with my 3GS before but I haven't tested the 3GS in the car after upgrading to iOS5.


    Bluetooth phone calls using the 4S seem to be OK in the car though.


    Generally, iOS5 on the 3GS seemed OK. The 4S, however, feels unstable with freezing hiccups and apps hanging...

  • richsadams Level 1 Level 1

    Have you tried resetting your iPhone?  You can do this by pressing the Home button and the Sleep/wake switch on the top the iPhone's case and holding them down together for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo. Your iPhone should then reset itself. The boot up process takes a few minutes and then it should be responsive again.  More here:


    iPhone, iPad, iPod touch: Turning off and on (restarting) and resetting

  • peternevill Level 1 Level 1

    For me it is still the case that despite trying many remedies the programs are all chronically slow to load and operate. I mean more than music - almost all apps. I can only hope Apple are mortified by this software failure and are right now working on a solution.

  • richsadams Level 1 Level 1

    That's not normal then.  Mine and milliions of other iPhones are running perfectly fine. This thread is about the Music App being problematic and some folks are having trouble with battery life, but not everything to do with their iPhones.


    I'd certainly visit a local Apple store or call them becuase if everything is a problem it sounds like it's the phone itself.




  • AlexSPB Level 1 Level 1

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    In Music APP there is no button to load still podcasts. It is impossible to jump in a corresponding podcast in itunes app. It very much isn't convenient. In old ipod app it worked.

  • Burkepw Level 1 Level 1

    My major frustration is that my playlist on the iPod isn't in the same order as in iTunes. Artists are in alphabetical order, but albums seem to be shuffled. Previously, albums were also presented in alphabetical order, as they are on iTunes. Even more frustrating when an album with two CD's is stored as two separate albums [CD1] and [CD2] and they get shuffled to different parts of the playlist and often in reverse order.

  • richsadams Level 1 Level 1

    I ran into the same aggravating situion with regard to how albums are sorted.  I fixed it by going into iTunes and in the first list view (no album covers, etc., just text) I sorted my overall music library as I wanted it as well as each of my smart playlists.  IIRC I had to re-sync with my iPad several times, but eventually they all fell in line.  A PIA and we shouldn't have to worry about that, but it is what it is for the moment at least. 


    Hope that helps!

  • IpodDude56 Level 1 Level 1

    I take it the 5.0.1 update that has just been released hasn't fixed any of the problems? It doesn't mention the music app in the release notes so i guess not

  • richsadams Level 1 Level 1

    iOS 5.0.1 is in its second beta release and won't go public for a "few weeks" according to Apple.  The main focus is on improving battery life for the iPhone 4S.  Other than adding multitasking gestures to the original iPad, there hasn't been mention of much else.


    We could be pleasantly surprised if they add some tweaks to the Music App, but I would guess they're more interested in resolving the battery issue with the iPhone at the moment.

  • IpodDude56 Level 1 Level 1

    5.0.1 is out now! Well certainly in the UK...

  • richsadams Level 1 Level 1

    Just saw that...d'oh!  Downloading now.  Fingers crossed.

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