OK, sorry about that headline. I don't hate Apple. As Yoda said: "Hate leads to suffering."
But I think backwards Yoda had it. Because I've been suffering with Apple's iTunes and my old iPod. And that suffering is leading to…
Anyway: for the last few months, everytime I try to sync my iPod, this little irritating box shows up:
Which would be fine if I wasn't also looking at this bit of information on the underlying window:
Consider this a Festivus-style airing-of-grievance: Apple, don't even try to be "helpful" in advising me to delete a backup that has never been made. How about a more honest message:
"Gosh, something went wrong, we're just guessing about the underlying problem, we don't make enough money off this product to actually assist you in fixing it with an accurate error message."