Apple Can't Do New Intel Math

Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at 03:58PM

By Eric Richardson

I'm less than impressed by Apple's software quality control lately. I got an iPod recently, and one of the first things I had to do was install the November firmware (which I had to download... mine shipped with a newer one on the CD) to get away from a bug that caused most mp4 videos to quit working a minute or so in.

Now iTunes is dying on me, and the error message from the report is interesting:

Exception:  EXC_ARITHMETIC (0x0003)
Codes:      EXC_I386_DIV (divide by zero)

Thread 0 Crashed:
0   <<00000000>>    0xffff0329 __gettimeofday + 73 

Divide by zero, every time. Odd.