I feel like I’m spending too much time tending to the Flash player, iTunes, and AIM’s of the world. My company allows some of this stuff because there’s a legitimate business need. Managing these apps have become an unnecessary time drain.
Flash player stops working on its own. AIM threatened users with loss of service for weeks unless they upgrade. Apple has done both of those in the past with iTunes. Now they seem to be going for a more passive aggressive route. They throw up an error when users try to access the iTunes store that has nothing to do with the store and with upgrading. The only (easy and obvious) way to access the store is upgrading to the latest version.
The error is “Your request cannot be completed. The item you’ve requested is not currently available in the US store.” This line of BS translates to “Upgrade or Else.” So if you find this post after hours of trying to figure out why you can’t access the iTunes store, the answer is that you must upgrade iTunes.