Gotta love the news today that Apple recommends that Windows users wait on upgrading to Vista if they want their iPods to work. Apple's iPhone clearly overshadowed the Zune launch, and now Apple is very publicly recommending that Windows users need to weigh whether they want "corrupted" iPods and music from iTMS against whether they rush out and install Vista. How long should they wait?
According to a company statement provided by Apple spokesman Derick Mains, "although iTunes 7.0.2 may work with Windows Vista on many typical PCs, Apple is aware of some known compatibility issues and recommends that iTunes customers wait to upgrade to Windows Vista until after the next release of iTunes, which will be available in the next few weeks."
In other words, once the excitement has died down...and, depending on which rumors you believe, about the time that Apple announces the release date for the new Leopard operating system.
Meanwhile, Apple has released a patch for iTunes, but it's unclear if that patch fixes all the problems that they say Vista users should fear.
Steve is not only the master of the product launch...he's equally good at interfering with the launches of his competitors. Or do you really believe that this was a random, unintentional occurrence? Unlikely.