Zune $229, is this the death of ipod?

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  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

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    Zune $229, is this the death of ipod?
    Hmmmmm is it?

    Give me reasons why i should get the scratchy ipod 30gb over zune? :D

    Not trying to start an argument here. Just constructive criticism. I am no M$ fan.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Well, the Zune isn't compatible with iTunes or even their own PlaysForSure program.

    Shall we continue?
     
  3. .Andy macrumors 68030

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  4. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    b/c you can get a thin protector so your ipod won't get scratched and b/c i say ipods are better and i'm canadian and peeps say that kiwis and us canucks are like long lost brothers so you should believe what i say ;)
     
  5. monke macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm...

    Zune or iPod?

    Brick or Feather?
    Crap or Diamonds?
    Backseat or Shotgun?
    Garbage or Gourmet?


    I could go on, but I think you get the point.
     
  6. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    zune? actually I enjoy zuma (ipod game). it's much better than zune. I can't use zune because all of mind, feeling are already gone to ipod & mac (simplicity & sophistication)
     
  7. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    there is nothing better than the iTunes and iPod combo - there's no better reason than that. Good luck to Microsoft...they're going to need it.
     
  8. iGrant macrumors 6502a

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    Do you really want a product that comes in Silver, Black, and BROWN!

    That is probably the most bizarre things I have ever seen Microsoft do in a while . . .

    - iGrant
     
  9. aricher macrumors 68020

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    Isn't brown the new black - waitaminit?
     
  10. slu macrumors 68000

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    Zune is not Mac OS X compatible....so unless you have a PC or want to use bootcamp, your decision is already made.
     
  11. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    1. No click wheel, only a poor copy
    2. Windows DRM
    3. Ultimate Rev A product at this time
    4. Purchase of Zune would serve to proliferate and support the eeeeevvviiiilll M$ homogeny ;) :D
     
  12. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    MarketshareSoft doesn't have a very good mp3 player judging from what is known about it. Brown?
     
  13. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    No, not really.

    I GUARANTEE you this product will fail just like every other wannabe iPod competitor.
     
  14. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I will not give you a reason to get the ipod over the zune...whatever you want then get it.



    Bless
     
  15. emotion macrumors 68040

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    I think the iPod might be losing it's coolness factor with the kids these days but I doubt MS can make this seem cooler than the iPod.

    So Zune doesn't stand a chance.
     
  16. Play Ultimate macrumors 6502

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    Losing "coolness"? Maybe uniqueness? But not coolness. Besides, what else is there?

    Now, the Brown Zune may take off as the epitome of anti-cool.
     
  17. balamw Moderator

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    So where are the final hands-on reviews? I have ye to see any.

    B
     
  18. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I think he meant the iPod is actually released!

    Other reasons to buy the iPod over a Zune:

    1) iPod has better battery life
    2) You can buy an 80Gb iPod (if you need more than 30Gb of storage: I do)
    3) There is a huge iPod ecosystem. I can plug my iPod into my car for example, I can't do that with a Zune
     
  19. balamw Moderator

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    Ah, but Ellen was handing em out like candy, so there must be some in the wild. No?

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  20. bearbo macrumors 68000

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  21. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    LOL

    Whatever, I'm a fanboy, but if this thing works well, and it is certainly priced well then I won't hate on it.

    But, it doesn't work with my Mac, so that's really all I need to know.
     
  22. 2jaded2care macrumors 6502

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    Because the Zune is what Monkeyboys dance to.
     
  23. jwp1964 macrumors regular

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    How much crack does it take to get that high? I'm just guessing that about 5 minutes after that brown piece of junk hits the retailers we'll be seeing "one more thing" from Mr. Jobs...true (larger screen) video iPod anyone?:D :D
     
  24. unfaded macrumors 6502

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    It violates the Creative Commons license if you ever transfer a CC song to another Zune.
     
  25. emotion macrumors 68040

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    Seriously, you must be in the US. In the UK the backlash is building, you're out of touch...

    :)

    edit: I must make it clear that I'm not saying ipods are on the way out, just that everyone has em now. That, and I am joking....slightly :)
     

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