ipod vs the rest

Discussion in 'iPod' started by gard0196, May 1, 2005.

  1. gard0196 macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2005
    What makes ipod's innovative characteristics better than the rest of the mp3 players on the market.
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Seamless integration with iTunes (music management software) & iTunes Music Store.

    Superior industrial design & looks.
  3. sjpetry macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2004
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    Sadly everyone has one now. But they still are very cool. :)
  4. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2005
    yeah i got mine in june 03 when nobody in australia had even heard of it now everybody has one OH well it was good while it lasted, on the plus side apple has more money for innovationn now.
  5. russed macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2004
    they look the best

    are just so simple to use

    it works beautifully with itunes, just plug it in, no questions asked, it just works!
  6. weg macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
    The marketing. Apart from that, I would buy from iRiver rather than from Apple ;-) (I have an iPod clickwheel 20GB and an iRiver iFS 899..)
  7. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    it's the interface, i dont want to be fiddling around with a crappy interface if i want to change playlists, every other player i have has had a crap screen and a rubbish gui, also the size of the things, the ipod is smaller than most players, also other players feel flimsy, my friends creative player is all horribly plasticy and flimsy.

    if your a mac user or will be in the future no question get an ipod, if your a pc user and dont intend to be a mac user i'd still get an ipod it's just such a nice player. and no i dont fall for the hype and popularity of the ipod i have a first gen 5GB ipod aswell as my 20GB 3rd gen.
  8. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
  9. geese macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    London, UK
    Its <i>style</i> dammit!

    No other MP3 comes close in terms of its style and everything around the iPod.

    You dont see the your favourite celeb with a Creative Zen do you?

    One might argue that £ for £ the iRiver of Creative might be better. Its debatable but the fact is, hardly anyone who isn't into computers knows who they are. Everyone knows what the iPod is. And thats why it sells. Why spend £200 on a no-name mp3 player when the iPods popularity guarentees a certain level of comfort when lightening your bank account.

    Which is what Dell with their 'DJ' will never understand. Apple arnt competing with Creative, Dell or iRiver so much with their iPod. they are competing against Sony, Nike, Swatch and any other flashy expensive brand you can think of.

    PS: Yes i know Nike and Swatch dont make MP3 players, but they are competing in terms of brand- as in the 'must have' item.
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Ahhh, so true. :)

    PS, you have to use square brackets [] and not angled ones <> to get tags to work in the forum. Annoying, but true. What's good for the gander is good for geese. :D
  11. weg macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
    I always wanted to have Apple hardware because I wanted to be different.. think different.. now that I bought an iPod and a PowerBook, suddenly everybody seems to have that stuff ;-) Darn. Think mainstream. :mad:

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