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iTunes + QuickTime. Siamese Twins.

Apple is driving me nuts. 

Over the last few days, they've been pushing out an update titled "iTunes + QuickTime" via the Apple Software Updater.  I don't use iTunes, and it's not installed on my PC.  But I DO use QuickTime.  In fact, I have paid for QuickTime Pro.  But Apple hasn't provided me with the ability to simply install the QuickTime piece of this update. 

It appears to be a cheap stunt designed to put iTunes on my PC.  Someone in product management should review this decision. 

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Jason Yeung May 1, 2007, 4:18 pm

    Agreed. I installed Quicktime recently and it came with iTunes. Couldn’t figure out how to just install QuickTime.

    – Jason

  • Jason Brown May 1, 2007, 4:22 pm

    I agree that Apple do try to “encourage” you to download and install iTunes, but you can download QuickTime without iTunes from here:
    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html

    Choose the 2nd radio button on the left of the screen, uncheck the 3 checkboxes, don’t enter your email address, then click the big “Free Download Now” button, and it should start to download QuickTimeInstaller.exe.

    Cheery,
    Jason.

  • Frank May 1, 2007, 9:51 pm

    I have the same problem, too, every weekend. I’ve already download QT without iTunes, but the software nags every week anyways. Very annoying.

    Frank

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