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Zunelicious is a blog that covers Microsoft's new Zune MP3 player, and all the news that goes along with it.

Monday, September 25, 2006

I sat down this morning to read the Chicago Tribune over a cup of coffee and find on the front cover a blurb for an article in the Technology section about the iPod...but for once, and this is a rare occurance it would seem, that they were not head over heals in love with the iPod.

Below are a few excerpts that I feel are great insights into Apple's recent offerings...

“But I had nagging problems with the iTunes store. A service I once delighted in using to find new music has become an online bazaar of digital content, with TV shows, podcasts, audio books and games and movies, that is increasingly frustrating to wade through.”

In the article the author discuses how he believes that Apple has over-extended themselves which has taken away from the core experience of music, which is the iPod's main purpose.

“Hence, Apple keeps giving us a little less with each iPod, save for increased storage, but keeps adding more content to sell.

It's worth noting because as Apple focuses less on music, it opens the door a bit more for a competitor to make some noise.”

I think this is a sign of whats to come. As Apple has hit critical mass, the iPod has gone from being the tell-tall sign of a hip trend setter, to being the standard...and in doing so lost its cool.

Here's the link if you want to take a look at the article,

posted by zunelicious, 5:25 PM


Hi Charlie,
Great to see your blog in the Zune blogosphere.
Apple's clean interface and singleness-of-purpose has really helped it succeed with iPod.
I agree, iTunes is starting to look cluttered and it's not as pure an experience as it once was.
I hope Zune can keep it simple. I was impressed with the video that Cesar posted, showing how simple Zune-to-Zune song sharing is. It's simplicity itself.
I hope the Zune experience will be as clean and brain-free as possible.
- Harvey
commented by Blogger Zunerama, 6:39 PM  

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