Anti-Apple postures aren't very helpful... or realistic
by electronista - 3/15/07 2:13 PM
In Reply to: Forget Ipod by Osa007
Sorry, but if you're trying to be helpful you're not doing very well. An anything-but-Apple attitude isn't just stereotyping, it's potentially hurtful.
It's consumer electronics. Things break down no matter how well screwed-together they are. You may be confusing popularity for reliability: when there are more iPods being shipped, more of them are likely to break. The Zune has had its share of software and hardwre glitches, but it's not treated as an epidemic in part because Microsoft at best commands 2-3% of the market.
For reference, I've bought three iPods over as many years, but never once was it because one of them broke down. I bought the 20GB monochrome iPod in 2004 and used until I sold it in 2006, when I got a 30GB iPod video; just in February I picked up an iPod shuffle for exercise. I can't speak for everyone, but my iPods have dealt with heavy use and come out on top.
Suggesting that someone jump ship only creates a false sense of safety and probably leads to disappointment when the new player breaks down -- or isn't as enjoyable when it IS working.
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