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Significant User Interface error, no search option
on 5 May 2015
Admirably small, but there's a serious error with album titles. If your title is "Mahler: Symphony #1", you won't see the number until you've selected the album. And if it's "Beethoven: String Quartets, Disc 1" you won't see the Disc number at all, and have to rely on alphabetical order to identify the right album - not much fun with a 22-CD set where alphabetical order for "Stravinsky Works - [number]" is 1, 10, 11, 12, .... 19, 2, 20, 21, 22, 3, 4 .... Even when there's only one album title visible, the automatic scrolling that you get for track titles doesn't happen, so "Stravinsky Works - 16" and Stravinsky Works - 18" look identical until you select an individual track. If you chose 16 and want 18, you have to go back up to the album list, where apart from a short blue flash, there's no way of knowing which of the "Stravinsky Wor" choices is currently selected, so you have to be mighty lucky to pick the right one. It's an indirect result of the new touch screen technology - with the old wheel, there was a stage between selecting the album from the list and implementing this choice, with the selected album in white on blue and the automatic scrolling used if necessary. You might think that the company that used to have the sarcastic "I'm a Mac, you're a PC" adverts would have noticed this issue, and done something about it.
One salvation from the titles problem might have been a search option, but some Cupertino numpty has decided that although this was provided on my 4Gb 3rd generation Nano, it's not necessary on one with 16Gb. I'd swap it for "Genius mixes" any day of the week.
Shade of blue is different (darker and/or greener) from the photo here and on the Apple website.