Many have written about the new software for the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad, iOS 5. I am writing this short blog entry, just to report my experience.
Downloading iTunes 10.5 and iOS 5 were quick and painless. The installation was not so quick and was, while painless, a bit disconcerting.
The slow part was mostly due to Apple's thoroughness, so one shouldn't complain. Backup, reset to factory settings, before dating the hand-held, all take time, and before you do this, you want to do your own backup of media.
When it finally got to the iPod update, iTunes claimed that the iPod Touch was over capacity... by 22 G. iTunes did not stop, and having heard of this from others in the Internet, I ignored the warning.
Eventually it settled down, and the capacity settled down to something reasonable. iTunes noted that there were a bunch of updated apps, I assumed to work with the new version of iOS. iTunes went through the usual steps in the "sync" process, but seemed to hang on the last step. It claimed it was synching the album artwork, and waiting for the items to copy. One hour... two... Some have waited all night. Not me.
I ejected the iPod Touch from iTunes, have no problems, even though it still gets hung at the last step.
I like the new system with its changes.