I was just watching some of the “Get a Mac” advertisements on the Apple web site yesterday. They’re quite entertaining.
Before I went to bed last night, I told iTunes to download a bunch of the iPhone development videos. After the first one had finished downloading, I watched it while others continued downloading.
I just checked on it, and about halfway through the download queue it stopped downloading. It consecutively reported four errors on each one, including three “Unable to check for purchases. An unknown error occurred (1001).” messages and one “There was a problem downloading ‘iPhone Development Introduction / iPhone Tech Talks / Apple Developer Connection’. An unknown error occurred (8003). Please check that the connection to the network is active and try again.”
The network is working fine, as can be seen by my ability to post this blog entry from Safari on the Mac. However, when I asked iTunes to download the videos again, it just reported the same four errors for each file, one at a time, so I had to click “OK” about 32 times, even though I didn’t think it was OK.
I tried logging in to the iTunes store again, but that didn’t fix it, and I had to click through 32 error dialogs again. Next I tried quitting the iTunes application and restarting it. It forgot what videos I’d asked it to download, so I had to select them again, and then it got the same cryptic download errors again. So finally I rebooted the Mac, logged into the iTunes store again, selected the videos, and started downloading them again, and of course got to click through 32 error dialogs yet again.
So, Mac, I thought you said that these kind of problems only happened with PC?