The Telegraph’s Derbyshire finds uses for Steve Jobs’ products, calls iTunes ‘intelligent design’

“Enormous and grovelling apologies to the Apple lovers who have written so many informative, detailed and occasionally even polite emails over the last 12 hours,” David Derbyshire blogs for The Telegraph. “I now realise that it was extremely childish of me to find entertainment in the codename chosen by Steve Jobs and Apple for their exciting new gadget that will let people watch TV shows and movies on their television. As millions of British viewers have come to realise over the last few years, there is nothing remotely funny about iTV. I’m so very sorry.”

MacDailyNews Take: LOL, actually.

Derbyshire continues, “Anyway, back in the real world, I finally got a chance to try out the updated version of iTunes last night… The latest version of iTunes will now automatically seek out album artwork and download it. You do nothing, you get a marginal benefit and it’s a great example of intelligent design… The new iTunes has a gorgeous new interface that allows you to browse through a virtual shelf of album covers, DVD cases and pictures when selecting something to play… Just as the shuffle function on an iPod has helped people rediscover tracks they had forgotten, the new visual browsing function will help you discover long neglected albums. And what’s more it looks stunning.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Macaday” for the heads up.]

Related article:
The Telegraph: Steve Jobs’ genius making people desire gadgets for which they have absolutely no use – September 13, 2006


  1. iTunes has a few problems, no doubt. I like the new look, though – despite the chorus of snoots harping about it being ‘unmac-like’. Everything is “unmac-like’ until it shows up on the mac. Then it becomes ‘mac-lilke’.

  2. It looks like iTV is the name of a network in Britain. I guess that’s why the name is so funny. If a foreign company introduced a product called MTV I would think it’s funny. Of course no one would, because MTV is broadcast everywhere and they would sue the crap out of said company but it explains why this writer keeps laughing at it.

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