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Steve Jobs - Microsoft will release X-Player.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by supergod, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    "What’s going to happen is that Microsoft is going to have to get into the hardware business of making MP3 players. This year. X-player, or whatever."

    -http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10853916/site/newsweek/

    A somewhat more interesting interview on the topic of macworld than all the other junk reporting so far. Steve Jobs seems quite certain that Microsoft is about to release a flagship media player: how serious do you think he is?
     
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    Lacero

    #2
    X-player? I don't think Steve was serious. He's just speculating that Microsoft needs to introduce something to seriously compete against the iPod.
    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    #3
    While, he's obviously joking about the name. But is it really that proposterous? Sony was owning the videogames market and taking away share from PC when Microsoft introduced the X-Box, so there is some precedent. Plus it is clear that their current strategy is not working, and that they really want to beat Apple in this market.
     
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    Daveway

    #4
    I found Apple's reason for not changing form factors more interesting.;)
     
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    2nyRiggz

    #5
    x-player?....will of course microsoft will throw their hands into the ring but i hope at a different name.


    Bless
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    #6
    Or he could have meant the letter "X" as a variable. He wouldnt be releasing news about microsofts new products at the MACWORLD keynote...
     
  7. macrumors 6502

    #7
    ...on that note: Xbox is the most generic and uninspired name ever contrived. Even worse than playstation and gamecube. Sega was the only company with good product ames: especially dreamcast (so poetic!).

    I almost think that if Microsoft were to release a pmp, it would be called X-360. Terrible.
     
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    Nermal

    Staff Member

    #8
    Master System, Mega Drive... they're not much better than PlayStation and GameCube really.

    PS. Super Secret Microsoft Rumours, by Steve :p
     
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    runninmac

    #9
    I love that article (well any interview with Steve). I think if Microsoft doesn't get in the market this year they never will because they would just be to far behind it seems, but then again they are a HUGE company so I could be wrong.

    I think its funny/sad steve said that the Powerbooks/ iMacs had the perfect form factor. (I agree but I want to seem them keep on innovating it.)
     
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    illegalprelude

    #10
    lol somebody is pissed off
     
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    wwooden

    #11
    I like the last question in that interview, about if Steve would have a blog. He probably does have one, but it may not be public. It would be amazing to read a blog by Steve though.
     
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    runninmac

    #12
    Whoa! They updated the article because that diffenetly wasn't there when I read it first. I would love to read Steve's blog, as just about anyone who is a member here would:D
     

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