It’s not about iPod, it’s about standards
“Because ultimately itís not about the player. Itís about the music you put on the player.
The iTunes Music Store sells music only in the AAC audio-encoding format and the iPod is the only portable music player that supports this format. The rest of the online music world has settled on a different audio standardóMicrosoftís .wma format.
The same people who buy inexpensive players are also purchasing music online from sources other than the iTunes Music Store and thereby amassing collections of music that are incompatible with the iPod. What are the odds that these people will become iPod owners if their music collections wonít play on it?”
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