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I would avoid any iTunes updates today or tomorrow. A lot of people are reporting timeouts resulting in bricked iPhones and iPods.

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cahwyguy
Jul. 11th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. And to think my daughter and I are going to the Apple store this evening to get new iPod cases.

As for iTunes: I can't see it bricking an iPod, even with the problems. At worst, you don't update the iTunes software (after all, the full package has to download before you can install it on your PC). If they are issuing new iPod software (I don't know if they are)... again, that has to download to your system before it can be installed on the iPod. So if the iTunes server is having trouble, the download just won't complete. Of course, don't install this software the first day anyway -- wait for bug report (and don't install XP SP3 on your HP AMD machine, but that's a different issue).
cahwyguy
Jul. 11th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Actually, according to security_fix (see this article), it doesn't look as if there is new iPod software: The new software is available for iPhone 1.0 and iTouch 1.1 devices, through iTunes.

However, the security fixes in the package sound significant.
driley1
Jul. 11th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Does this affect all iPod models? I downloaded an iTunes update yesterday. Haven't connected my iPod classic to sync since. Maybe it's an issue with just iPhones and iPod Touches? (iPods Touch? however you make it plural...)
rialtus
Jul. 11th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
I believe it is just the phone and touches
wtf
Jul. 12th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
I don't have an iPhone or Touch, but when Apple's update screen popped up today, I said "yeah, right, no." and closed it. XD I KNOW BETTER
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