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manram24
Oct 3, 2007, 06:48 AM
zunes are a copy of the ipod line
the 4/8 GB are the nanos at the same damn price while the 80 gb are the same as the classic
the wifi is sweet though(wireless sharing) now thats an idea....NOT

the zunes will never sell as many as the ipods will because the ipods have better reputation



Markleshark
Oct 3, 2007, 06:49 AM
I can't see this ending well...

clevin
Oct 3, 2007, 06:51 AM
this is iPod Touch board, to compare ZUNE 2 and iPod nano/classic, please post on iPod board.

If you just want to throw a statement against ZUNE, you are probably 1 year late...

PS. M$ updated ZUNE 1 to have all the new features of the ZUNE 2, at least apple should learn to treat their customers like that.

Antimatter
Oct 3, 2007, 07:22 AM
The only real thing the new Zune has over the iPod touch is the fact that it can sync wirelessly.

I currently own a Zune, but I can't stand the software compared to iTunes.

lofight
Oct 3, 2007, 07:33 AM
i still like the ipods more... they're better IMO, but it would be fantastic if apple would deliver it with better earbuds, but i'm actually impressed on the zune, it's not so bad, if they wouldn't be any ipods then i would buy a zune, but then it wouldn't work on my mac :( .

clevin
Oct 3, 2007, 07:35 AM
The only real thing the new Zune has over the iPod touch is the fact that it can sync wirelessly.

I currently own a Zune, but I can't stand the software compared to iTunes.

so you do get all the new features of ZUNE 2?

anyway, I think M$ doesn't believe iTouch is a pure iPod, and has no intention to compete with a crippled PDA.

bborigun
Oct 3, 2007, 07:41 AM
This post is like asking whether you think Chelsea is better than Manchester United. On a Chelsea fansite(and vice versa).

Anyway, no Mac support is a real dealbraker for me.

Dublo7
Oct 3, 2007, 07:51 AM
I don't think you can argue against the new 80GB Zune being better value than the 80GB Classic.

OllyW
Oct 3, 2007, 07:54 AM
I don't think you can argue against the new 80GB Zune being better value than the 80GB Classic.

I think you can if it won't work with your Mac ;)

The Destroyer
Oct 3, 2007, 08:08 AM
Back with the original Zune came out I was considering it, but just couldn't get myself to buy one as the style just didn't appeal to me. Glad I didn't give in, as I'm lovin the Touch! :D

PowerFullMac
Oct 3, 2007, 08:09 AM
Microsoft are copying Apple, dont you think its ironic that the new Zunes come out a month after the new iPods? Also, iPods work with PCs and Zunes dont work with Macs so thats another way Micro$oft are trying to get more money (they will potentially lose customors, but I highly doubt anyone who uses a Mac wil ever buy a Zune anyway). The only think good about the new Zunes is the wireless syncing and the built in FM radio. But, really, Zunes suck.

I think Apple should do what M$ done (never thought I would say that) with the software though and update old iPods with new features (search on my first gen Nano would be nice).

clevin
Oct 3, 2007, 09:52 AM
Microsoft are copying Apple, dont you think its ironic that the new Zunes come out a month after the new iPods? Also, iPods work with PCs and Zunes dont work with Macs so thats another way Micro$oft are trying to get more money (they will potentially lose customors, but I highly doubt anyone who uses a Mac wil ever buy a Zune anyway). The only think good about the new Zunes is the wireless syncing and the built in FM radio. But, really, Zunes suck.

I think Apple should do what M$ done (never thought I would say that) with the software though and update old iPods with new features (search on my first gen Nano would be nice).

copy is a word that I advise people to use carefully, what did M$ do to copy apple? producing a PMP?

I don't think so.

gloss
Oct 3, 2007, 10:06 AM
I currently own a Zune, but I can't stand the software compared to iTunes.

Ditto. The Zune software is atrocious, and one of the main culprits in the Zune's current failure to compete. I'm really glad they seem to be fixing it for Zune 2.0.

And yes, the upcoming software update is most welcome. Apple could learn a thing or two from M$.

Vigilante
Oct 3, 2007, 10:14 AM
I remember some Microsoft guy saying that the Zune is inferior to the iPod... if their own creators admit it, it's bound to suck. There's a reason why they tried copying everything, down to the exact price of the iPod.

What did he say? That the Zune is B- material?

clevin
Oct 3, 2007, 10:28 AM
I remember some Microsoft guy saying that the Zune is inferior to the iPod... if their own creators admit it, it's bound to suck. There's a reason why they tried copying everything, down to the exact price of the iPod.

What did he say? That the Zune is B- material?

see, thats the thing, now even price tag is an evidence of "copy". what world are we in?

ShanePod
Oct 3, 2007, 10:35 AM
Zune vs. iPod specification smackdown

Check it out >> http://www.engadget.com/2007/10/03/zune-vs-ipod-specification-smackdown/

nagromme
Oct 3, 2007, 11:12 PM
Thanks, ShanePod.

By volume, the big Zune is 30% larger than the new iPod Classic, and the little Zune is 24% larger than the Nano. Yet both Zunes have significantly lower battery life than the iPods.

For screen size, the Nano has the advantage over the smaller Zune, while the bigger Zune has the advantage over the iPod Classic. (Of course the Touch has a bigger screen--and smaller body--than both.)

sharp65
Oct 4, 2007, 12:10 AM
You are posting this on a Mac site, you do know that. But they both have they're strengths and weakness. It basically comes down to personal preference.

synth3tik
Oct 4, 2007, 12:13 AM
I can't see the point of this poll. I said Zune, just to through a splash into it.

nlivo
Oct 4, 2007, 12:29 AM
I can't see the point of this poll. I said Zune, just to through a splash into it.

yeah same...i went for zune because it was just a stupid poll for the website it is on.

twoodcc
Oct 4, 2007, 06:42 AM
I can't see this ending well...

yeah i know. i wonder what the results will be....:rolleyes:

Dublo7
Oct 4, 2007, 07:12 AM
zunes are a copy of the ipod line
the 4/8 GB are the nanos at the same damn price while the 80 gb are the same as the classic
the wifi is sweet though(wireless sharing) now thats an idea....NOT

the zunes will never sell as many as the ipods will because the ipods have better reputation

It's such a breathe of fresh air to finally meet a free thinker, such as yourself.

clevin
Oct 4, 2007, 07:18 AM
Thanks, ShanePod.

By volume, the big Zune is 30% larger than the new iPod Classic, and the little Zune is 24% larger than the Nano. Yet both Zunes have significantly lower battery life than the iPods.lol,
30% large, mostly in thickness, right? looking at front side, it isn't that much larger, right?

significantly lower battery life.
you mean
20hr music vs. 22hr music
20hr music vs. 30 hr music
5 hr video vs. 5 hr video
4hr video vs. 5 hr video
??

also, I guess you also noticed that
ZUNE 80 needs 2.25 hrs to charge, while iPod classic 80G needs 4 hrs
flash ZUNE needs 1.5 hr to charge, while iPod nano needs 2hrs?

how classic style., you only pick the data you like...

For screen size, the Nano has the advantage over the smaller Zune, while the bigger Zune has the advantage over the iPod Classic. (Of course the Touch has a bigger screen--and smaller body--than both.)
screen size

flash zune, 1.8" iPod nano, 2.0" both at 320x240


Im sure you also noticed ZUNE 2 plays more type of video, has wireless syncing, and FM tuner?