gfantasy wrote:Again. How does that affect the product's quality?
I think personal perception goes a long way; you can't really believe that iPod's popularity is based on its functionality alone? Most people could give two craps about quality (just look at how many people buy Fords
), they just want something that will look cool; and the iPod was so ingeniusly marketed, that it's not just cool, but in my opinion, a status symbol.
Don't get me wrong, for the past 4 years, iPod has been the superior MP3 player; but for the first time since it's introduction, Toshiba, iRiver and Creative all have players that meet, if not exceed, iPod's quality... and some of them even look cool too. A big selling point was iTunes which was far superior and user friendly over WMP. But Microsoft if trying hard to level the playing field and besides, I've never been happy with the status quo.
I think I'm going to seriously consider the Zune, or if it sucks, the Toshiba. And yes, I find the iPod commercials annoying too. As my girlfriend says when those commercials come on, "No one does that." And she's a "Mac person."
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