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Maybe Apple thought the Rapture was going to happen? Perhaps they were looking to get every last cent from their customers, and not deal with the aftermath. Apple computer users(OSX) are right pissed off that recent changes to the Mac computer minimum requirements to run iTunes is simply unfair. You can run a 10 year old PC and download the newest iTunes. Not so for Mac users. Is Apple trying to piss off every remaining loyal customer? Looks like it.

If you go out and buy an iPhone 4 or the latest iPod shuffle, iPod nano or iPod touch, you won’t be able to use it unless you have the latest version of iTunes (iTunes 10) on your computer. No problem, you think – it’s simply a case of downloading it from Apple’s website. But I’ve just made a rather unpleasant discovery: “older” Mac computers are unable to run the latest version of iTunes. And I’m not alone; it’s a problem that has sparked fury among Apple users across the world (see panel right).

Yet my MacBook isn’t ancient: it’s only about four years old. And it’s not as if I’m trying to hook up one of the latest devices to a Sinclair ZX Spectrum. What adds insult to injury is that if I had a 10-year-old Windows PC, I wouldn’t be experiencing these problems. I’d be able to happily download the new iTunes. But my four-year-old Mac? ‘Fraid not.

via Apple upgrades leave bitter taste | Money | The Guardian.

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