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Update: Apple has declined to comment after we investigated your claims about iTunes 9 failing to sync with iPod Classics. Take a look at the latest news on it now.
iTunes 9 might be taking plenty of plaudits. But it seems it’s causing some serious issues for iPod classic owners, with a raft of reports about the newly minted music software failing to sync with the old–school PMP. Read on for all the details.
It appears iTunes 9 isn’t just about iTunes LP and iTunes Extras. Complaints on Apple Support forums, along with a lengthy list sent to AppleInsider, show that the software is causing the iPod classic to crash, fail to sync and lose its contents.
Users have complained that iTunes 9 fails to recognise the iPod classic, while one said that their 160GB model failed as soon as iTunes 9 was installed on Snow Leopard.
Restoring factory settings hasn’t worked for some users either, with plenty left with an empty iPod and no way of loading it up thanks to the lack of support from iTunes 9.
We’ve got a call in with Apple, but in the meantime let us know whether you’ve had any problems down in the comments section.