Jobs says Zune is no threat

By Derek Sooman on October 17, 2006, 8:35 AM
Apple main man Steve Jobs has dismissed the threat to the iPod of Microsoft's forthcoming Zune, claiming that the device poses no real danger to Apple's market dominance. When Jobs recently chatted with Newsweek's Steven Levy, and was asked whether he was worried about the community building abilities of the Zune, he said: "In a word, no."

Jobs claims to have seen Zune demonstrations where the device was used to find another person and then to give them a song they can play three times. He claims that the technology performed slowly and poorly, and that the device will be frustrating to use.

"I've seen the demonstrations on the Internet about how you can find another person using a Zune and give them a song they can play three times. It takes forever. By the time you've gone through all that, the girl's got up and left! You're much better off to take one of your earbuds out and put it in her ear."
Due to launch on November 14, the Zune will set you back $249.99 for a 30GB, 3-inch screened model. It offers WMA, MP3, AAC, JPEG, WMV, MPEG-4, H.264 media playback, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) connectivity, FM Radio, TV output at 640x480, Podcast support, updateable firmware and an estimated 12 hr battery life for audio.

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sTharsdan said:
I’ve also seen the demo’s for the Zune’s wireless capabilities. Here is a link: [url]
with-the-zune/[/url]Here is a really cool Zune video (I recommend the highres WMV on this page):[url][/u
l]Now that is a sweet interface – no 1980 drop down list here.Looks really fast too me. Sent 22 pictures in a few seconds and a single song in less that 10 seconds. Maybe Jobs needs to upgrade his mac that must be playing the video back real slow. LOL!Isn’t saying “…the girl's got up and left!” a bit condescending towards women?The problem with jobs out right lies is that the mac icult followers will believe it without even the slightest possible question. Sheep like brains tend to follow like that. Doesn’t Jobs realize that all this “the world blows, everything we make is better than you and you are stupid” attitude is only turning people away?
sTharsdan said:
Oh I forgot, the noobs over at apple are now releasing ipods with a windows virus...nice one apple! lol!
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