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Rant on ADC on iTunes

December 2nd, 2006

Apple made available the slides of WWDC 06 on iTunes. It works by authenticating you at developer.apple.com/adconitunes/ and then tells the web browser ot open a URL with a itmss scheme to be opened in iTunes. But if you want to access this content with a low bandwidth internet connection (as I usually have here in Pakistan) you often get timeouts and the downloads then fail to resume (See the nice error message below). It also opens the authentication web page in your web browser all over again. I know it is difficult to handle connections with a low latency properly, but then wouldn’t it be much easier to simply distribute these PDF slides at connect.apple.com (as in previous years). Why download PDF files in a proprietary audio player anyway? KISS please.

ADC on iTunes sucks.

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