Apple Cripples iPod touch Calendar

Look, I was trying to be optimistic when I wrote “No Maps? No Problem,” listing a bunch of online tools that could fill the gap left by Apple Inc.’s removal from the iPod touch of many great iPhone applications, like Mail and Google Maps.

But now we find out that Apple has purposely crippled the calendar on the iPod touch to only display events, removing the ability to create new ones on the device. And I’m really fuming.

All this means is that I would have to use Google Calendar instead of iCal from now on, but is this Apple’s goal? To drive everyone away from using its applications to web-based alternatives.

Going back to my predictions, it seems we only got two-thirds of the equation. We got the widescreen iPod; we got the internet communications device; but Apple isn’t giving us the PDA.

And this is a deal breaker for me. So until the hackers find a way to get the iPhone apps onto the iPod touch (and how hard could it be? It’s the same freakin’ software and mostly the same hardware), count me out.

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2 comments so far

  1. marettesyndrome on

    the new software update that just came out (version 1.1.2) allows you to add new events.

    now I want a good way to make lists and notes without having to be tied to wifi.

  2. Mark on

    That’s great news! Steve Jobs was calling the lack of calendar editing a “bug,” but I’m not so sure.

    Check out this post for some tips on keeping lists/notes in the iPod’s contacts app.


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