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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2007, 02:31:50 PM »
I'd probably have never bought one if it weren't for me being a life-long mac user


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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2007, 04:31:18 PM »
I hate how people act like iPods are the only mp3 player out there.  I got a 20GB Zen for $100 and it works just as good as any iPod.


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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007, 04:36:34 PM »
100 million sold and I'm still not buying one.  ;D


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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2007, 04:46:12 PM »
I got mine for free at freeipods.com, yay!  (not sure how reputable that site is nowadays though, but back 2 years ago or so my friends and I had a "ipod tree" where we all referred friends to refer friends to refer friends and we all got one).
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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007, 05:06:13 PM »
I got mine for free at freeipods.com, yay!  (not sure how reputable that site is nowadays though, but back 2 years ago or so my friends and I had a "ipod tree" where we all referred friends to refer friends to refer friends and we all got one).

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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2007, 05:32:15 PM »
Exactly! Who cares about the suckahs on the bottom! [cranks up her ill gotten iPod]
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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2007, 06:38:55 PM »
All my friends have them, but I still don't.  I think iTunes is amazing, (one friend has an iPod but no computer so I installed iTunes on one of my systems so's I could help him out like that), but I just haven't really felt the need for one.  I DL'd some tunes but found out that the encryption wouldn't allow me to burn them onto a CD/DVD without all kindsa hassle so I just chucked the whole damn thing.

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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2007, 02:14:37 AM »
I'd buy an iPod if it weren't for the DRM and the reliance on iTunes, which is a really weak player program.

For now, I just use my PSP. It's not tiny, but then again, I rarely go without several big pockets and I have th advantage of being able to watch stuff and play games if I want to.
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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2007, 03:13:27 AM »
I have an iriver.  They're nothing to do with Apple, though.


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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2007, 08:29:11 AM »
All my friends have them, but I still don't.  I think iTunes is amazing, (one friend has an iPod but no computer so I installed iTunes on one of my systems so's I could help him out like that), but I just haven't really felt the need for one.  I DL'd some tunes but found out that the encryption wouldn't allow me to burn them onto a CD/DVD without all kindsa hassle so I just chucked the whole damn thing.

See, I had a different experience. I once installed iTunes to load some family members' iPods, and I HATED it; I uninstalled it as soon as I was done. However, a few months ago, I signed up for Vonage at Micro Center, and received a $200 in-store credit for my trouble. Alas, their selection of non-iPod .mp3 players was pathetic, so I ended up getting a 30g iPod. NOW I get iTunes; if you have an iPod, it is truly a thing of beauty, and works magnificently. I still wouldn't recommend iTunes for anyone that doesn't have an iPod (they're better off with Creative MediaSource if they have any Creative device in or around their computer).

BTW, Randy, I don't know why you were having a problem with burning; every song I buy from iTunes immediately gets burned to a music CD, which I then rip as completely non-protected .mp3s.
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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2007, 08:34:52 AM »
i gotta say, except for the bit of self-aggrandizement at the end (if Apple had to rely solely on the installed base of Mac users to sell iPods to, the product would have been a crashing failure), the press release makes some good points. My previous card-based player was pretty much a folder-dumpster, with no real organizational features whatsoever; what the iPod and iTunes have done is given users the ability to shape the organization of the player around their own preferences. I think that's pretty nifty (and I used to diss on the iPod, too!).
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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2007, 08:36:37 AM »
I'd buy an iPod if it weren't for the DRM and the reliance on iTunes, which is a really weak player program.

The DRM is pretty easily gotten around, and while iTunes DOES suck if you don't have an iPod, together they're just terrific.
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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2007, 09:57:10 AM »
And while it's only a start, EMI is allowing music sales without DRM.


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Re: 100 Million iPods Sold
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2007, 10:30:51 AM »
My ripping software is pretty crappy, that's probly my problem with the burning to CD.  It's no big.
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