iTunes is stupid (iTunes Store interface issues)


(Simon) #1

So why is it that iTunes always makes me go through extra clicks when I’m browsing the iTunes store?

If I’m in the movies section and I click on My Wish List it takes me to the the first tab of my wish list which happens to be music. Obviously, that’s not where I wanted to go. And not just because that section for me empty. Duh. Why not take me to the movie part of my wish list since I was coming from the movies section in the first place. Bonus logic, that’s the only part that I’ve actually populated. It’s not a lack of machine learning or artificial intelligence, there’s actually no form of intelligence here in the first place.

Next, I’m in the movies section and searching for a movie. So I hit cmd-f, type a few letters and hit return. Boom. I’m shown search results for my search query, but in all kinds of areas incl. Audiobooks (of which I have none and have never purchased anything) and Music Videos (!). How about, instead of dumping me into some random catch-all collection, I get shown the movie search results since that is where I was actually searching from. Again, what Apple needs here is not some fancy algorithms or AI, they just need to apply common sense and plain old-fashioned deterministic programming. How hard can that be with $250B in the bank, seriously?


(Simon) #2

I wonder if it would make any sense to request this be fixed through apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html


(Adam Engst) #3

It’s never a bad idea to submit feedback. It may not do any good, but it’s better than doing nothing.


(Simon) #4

I submitted it. We’ll see.