Windows PlaysForSure no match for Apple

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: Opinion/Interviews
    Link: Windows PlaysForSure no match for Apple
    Description:: American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu has admitted he “overestimated the uptake of Windows Media in digital music”.

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  2. macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
  3. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    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?"
  4. macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2003
    Rehoboth Beach, De
    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

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