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iPod #1, dominates MP3 player market

“Apple continues to dominate the overall portable MP3 player market in the US with the 10GB iPod the number one selling device leading into the Christmas buying season, according to final numbers just released by industry intelligence group IDC.

The monthly retail numbers show the Apple US$299 10GB iPod “virtually neck and neck in terms of unit sold” with the US$140 Digitalway128MB player for first and second place respectfully, according to company analyst Steve Baker. The US$399 20GB iPod was third, followed by the US$140 128MB iRiver player. The US$499 40GB iPod rounded out the top five best sellers.”

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1

lack of firmware updates, VERY limited file support, batteries that dont even last 12 hours…

seems like the hype causes people to buy products that arent even worth the 400$ US

Posted by Tom on December 30, 2003 at 4:31 PM (CST)

2

Don’t like it?  Don’t buy one.

Posted by dethbrakr in Tacoma, WA on December 30, 2003 at 5:19 PM (CST)

3

..could’nt say it better.

Posted by perplex on December 30, 2003 at 6:14 PM (CST)

4

Tom, why are you here in the first place then? Seems silly to me.

Posted by Ryan on December 30, 2003 at 7:42 PM (CST)

5

Tom the troll.

Look, Apple has released several firmware updates. If you had an iPod you would know that. The iPod supports AAC (up to 320 Kbps), MP3 (up to 320 Kbps), MP3 Variable Bit Rate (VBR), WAV, AIFF(6), and Audible formats. What do you want, WMA? Do you work for Microsoft?

Hype? You are pathetic. Go buy yourself a Dell Digital Junkbox and enjoy.

Posted by Atomic Bomb in Mid-Atlantic on December 31, 2003 at 9:22 AM (CST)

6

“Go buy yourself a Dell Digital Junkbox and enjoy.”

Ah Bombomb, still fixated on Dell? Why do you care? Dell doesn’t care about you.

Maybe “Tom” is talking about the lack of iPod gapless playback? I can’t believe Apple haven’t fixed this over the years!

Posted by asdfghjkl on January 1, 2004 at 1:54 PM (CST)

7

“...still fixated on Dell? Why do you care?...”

Who ever said I was fixated on Dell? That’s a strange comment. And why so concerned with me?

As far as gapless playback goes, I just join the tracks on my live albums and symphonies together and there are no gaps when this is done. What a non-issue.

I guess some people will complain about every little thing, though. Whiners.

Posted by Atomic Bomb in Mid-Atlantic on January 2, 2004 at 7:29 AM (CST)

8

bomb? when you join the tracks does it support a cueshooet so you can jump to different tracks?

does the massive file size of a joined file give you great battery life?

does it?

the iPod is a device used for playing music, then it should at least do that properly (and the same as the original artists composition) - since apple seem to be obsessed with adding Games / Calendar /Notes etc. to the ipod rather than improving the function for which it was designed i think i’ll take my money elsewhere next time

iRivers new firmware (one company that actually listens to its customers - rather than apple’s mentality which seems to me to be “hah, you’ve bought our shoddy overpriced merchandise, now go screw!”) support’s gapless.  and the Rio Karma has supported it since day 1, even Creative’s Zen series supports a limited form of gapless (if you use BladeEnc - yuk!)

get with it Apple!

Posted by G on June 13, 2004 at 6:19 AM (CDT)

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