Apple says Upgrade to Vista after Next iTunes Release

In an article dated January 27th, 2007, Apple computer says they recommend you do not upgrade to Windows Vista until after the next release of iTunes because you may have the following troubles after the upgrade.

    iTunes Store purchases may not play when upgrading to Windows Vista from Windows 2000 or XP.

  • iPod models with the “Enable Disk Use” option turned off may be unable to update or restore iPod software, and make changes to iPod settings.
  • iPod models configured to Auto Sync and have the “Enable Disk Use” option turned off may require being ejected and reconnected to resync.
  • Ejecting an iPod from the Windows System Tray using the “Safely Remove Hardware” feature may corrupt your iPod. To always safely eject an iPod, choose Eject iPod from the Controls menu within iTunes.
  • Cover Flow animation may be slower than expected.
  • Contacts and calendars will not sync with iPod.

Source: iTunes and Windows Vista

It goes on to give you 7 tips on how to make it a better experience should you decide to upgrade anyway, even though the music is more important than the operating system, some people may decide to upgrade anyway. If you continue to have trouble even after following their tips, they recommend you download iTunes 7.02 and the iTunes Repair Tool for Vista, available here. Do not run the repair tool until you have re-installed iTunes though.

They do not list on the article anywhere when the next release will be made available.