I didn’t want a full PDA. I didn’t want an iPhone. All I wanted was a functional calendar on my iPod. As a long-time Apple fan, it is disappointing that they would intentionally cripple a product. When the new iPod touch was first announced, it was said that you could enter new calendar events on the device itself. Apparently Apple just backtracked and now you can’t. They don’t want it to be a PDA, they said. Isn’t this false advertising? A ‘bait and switch’ for those who have already ordered it? I’m not boycotting. I just don’t want one anymore. Apple is trying really hard to put themselves in the same category as Microsoft or Wal-Mart, as in, companies that are NOT cool.
An iPod (ex?)user from the message boards:
“I can just picture the scenario–I’m at the orthodontist, scheduling the kids’ next appointments. I pull out my beautiful, expensive iPod, check the really cool calendar and come up with a day we are available. Then I pull out my Post-It note pad, scribble the new appointment and stick it to my iPod Touch, so I can enter the appointment when I get home.”