View Full Version : Windows PlaysForSure no match for Apple

Feb 2, 2006, 01:08 PM
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Link: Windows PlaysForSure no match for Apple (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060202140831)
Description:: American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu has admitted he “overestimated the uptake of Windows Media in digital music”.

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Feb 2, 2006, 02:26 PM
stating the obvious again :rolleyes:

Feb 2, 2006, 03:39 PM
I'm amazed how many analysts are willing to even DOUBT that an MS-branded player would succeed. I personally doubt that highly... but I'd expect a lot more "analysts" to be calling such a thing (even though still imaginary) a sure-fire iPod killer.

Especially with the new logo: "There's Every Chance This Might Play. Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?"

Feb 4, 2006, 09:34 AM
A Microsoft branded wma player would only be competing with it's own customers and not Apple. With 42 million iPods out there and Apple owning the sand and the box, that's 42 million users (actually little less considering some people have 2 or more) of iTunes, 42 million potential replacement units, and perhaps 42 million who won't be using a Microsoft wma player to any great extent. And that is why Apple will keep a death grip on iTunes & iPod accessibility.:D