I think you are ebing particularly unfair.
If I but a PC with a 1TB drive and it had 20% of its available storage taken up by OS and bundled software - I would still have 800GB to play with.
But an 8GB ipod touch being left with 5.5GB-6GB of usable media storage is absolutely shocking.
I'm an apple fan (household has 2 iphones and more ipods than I care to count) so this isnt apple bashing, but the advertisign is VERY miselading to joe public - perhaps no more so than any PC manufacturer but as I said above the impact on a PC is so much less than it is on a memory constrained device like an ipod.
Of course if apple included an SD slot all this could be easilly resolved ... :-)
Thanks, but I've worked in IT long enough to know the difference between base 2 GBytes and base 10.
My point was simply that the impact of any device using 25%+ of its available storage is exacerbated when you only have 8GB to start with, on a device specifically designed for media storage.
Presuming the firmware is held in EEPROM or similar rewritable storage, I genuinly dont understand how apple can lose up to 2.5GB of storage on an 8gb Ipod.
Listen kid your obviously not very bright so I'm going to put this simpe as possible
iPods,IPads,IPhones all need space off built in apps and the operating system. It can be a real pain but so is this **** scab on my arm. Listen kid, life's hard and so is your mom up the bum but we move foreward.now stop obsessing over this and accept the inevitable.
Have a happy life,
i know what you mean i have the same problem with my 8gb ipod. i purchased it a couple years ago and always rejected the software upgrades until recently, i stupidly accepted the ugrade and it took a chunk of the gbs. since the upgrade i had to remove many songs and videos to make room for newer purchases cause the required apps (youtube, weather, stock, app store) are taking up space i could use for more music and videos.