I have a long commute.
My sanity is barely held in check thanks only to a variety of quality podcasts that keep me distracted from the urge to throttle the life from my fellow commuters.
I should preface this with I’ve used varios Apple products for 15 year with almost no trouble. That’s an impressive track record.
On the otherhand when things go South there are fewer resources to go to in order to figure out a fix.
So imagine my horror as I pulled onto the highway only to realize no sound was coming from my iPhone. A quick check of the iPod app revealed an empty library, yet 15 gigs were still showing as used on the disk.
Somehow that 15 gigs of music, books, and podcasts became unrecognizable. A quick web search reveals that this isn’t the only occurrence, others have mysteriously lost their whole music libraries as well with no warning.
Worse, the only fix seems to be reconnecting to the computer the iPhone is synced to and re-downloading the complete library. That does me no good when said computer is sitting 54 miles away.
So get your shit together Apple and get this patched… or I’ll be forced to write more whiny rants until my two-year contract is up and I can purchase a phone on the Android platform (with actual Java and Flash support. Hurray!).
Meanwhile, I can look forward to a long commute home devoid of the one thing that keeps humanity safe.
You’ve been warned!