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Chris Collum 03/17/11 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by atticus18244fss (Post 86695032)
Without competition Apple has no reason to continue improving iPods at a quick rate. Competition=good.

Except that they can make buckets of money each time they do because people will line up to buy the newest model? Besides, I'd hardly consider the Zune legitimate competition.

neo506 03/17/11 03:54 PM

Wait they were still in production until recently?

atticus18244fss 03/17/11 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris92 (Post 86695242)
Except that they can make buckets of money each time they do because people will line up to buy the newest model? Besides, I'd hardly consider the Zune legitimate competition.

In the end no competition equals no need for constant innovation. Business 101. And the Zune HD was probably the iPods only major competition.

blimpcityhero11 03/17/11 03:55 PM

"Oh no! Not the Zune!" said no one...

s12sim 03/17/11 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by incognitojones (Post 86694802)
Technological Darwinism at work.

nice

whitelightning7 03/17/11 03:59 PM

Zune was pretty much screwed from the beginning.

kaylasananjou 03/17/11 04:08 PM

Mother fucker. Now I have to convert all my music and buy new goddamn speakers. Stupid cheap family getting me a Zune instead of an iPod.

That's what I hate about being the oldest. They get you the shitty stuff, but they get your younger siblings every new, amazing gizmo that comes out.

Mirrorsandfevers 03/17/11 04:11 PM

Rip.

schmohawk 03/17/11 04:12 PM

at least they tried...

Chris Collum 03/17/11 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atticus18244fss (Post 86695671)
In the end no competition equals no need for constant innovation. Business 101. And the Zune HD was probably the iPods only major competition.

Okay, I see what you're saying I believe. I think you're saying that Apple might continue to put out new versions of the iPod semi-frequently as they do now (which I am certain they will) but that they won't be as innovative, i.e. there won't be that much different about them because there is no competition?

That makes sense, but the only problem is that that argument is based upon the premise that the Zune was in fact a legitimate competitor, which quite frankly it wasn't.

In that chart Zune isn't even the #1 competitor to the iPod. That chart is from 2007, but the article states that last year iPod had 77% of the digital media player market, so the Zune HD obviously didn't change Apple's foothold much.

sweetfootaction 03/17/11 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by kaylasananjou (Post 86696271)
Mother fucker. Now I have to convert all my music and buy new goddamn speakers. Stupid cheap family getting me a Zune instead of an iPod.

That's what I hate about being the oldest. They get you the shitty stuff, but they get your younger siblings every new, amazing gizmo that comes out.

Why in the world would you need new speakers? Also, please tell me you weren't ripping your music in WMA format.

CastlesXClouds 03/17/11 04:16 PM

dont have a problem with my brick zune other than the fact that it is a brick. i like the software a lot more than itunes though no doubt about it.

The Brews 03/17/11 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by kaylasananjou (Post 86696271)
Mother fucker. Now I have to convert all my music and buy new goddamn speakers. Stupid cheap family getting me a Zune instead of an iPod.

That's what I hate about being the oldest. They get you the shitty stuff, but they get your younger siblings every new, amazing gizmo that comes out.

Get a job!

Dat4 03/17/11 04:16 PM

Bummer but it's not like I didn't see this coming. I'm glad they will keep the software because I despise the way Itunes works. It's such an atrocious program.

Chris Collum 03/17/11 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by kaylasananjou (Post 86696271)
Mother fucker. Now I have to convert all my music and buy new goddamn speakers. Stupid cheap family getting me a Zune instead of an iPod.

That's what I hate about being the oldest. They get you the shitty stuff, but they get your younger siblings every new, amazing gizmo that comes out.

Wow, either you don't understand how digital media formats work, or you're a fucking idiot for buying/ripping WMAs. Also I'm pretty sure they both have the same 1/8" headphone jack so yeah, I wouldn't worry about new speakers unless your speakers operate through the USB port. And your shit still works with your Zune, obviously.

Alternately you could stop bitching about your family, get a fucking job, and buy your own stuff.