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Macworld UK: MS’ video-player plans ‘misguided’ – Jobs

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, January 12, 2004
News Categories: Apple

“Microsoft’s planned move into the digital-video player market is misguided, and can never match the success of music players, says Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

In an interview with the New York Times Jobs explains that high price and long up-load times means Microsoft’s move into this business area is “misguided”.

Jobs said: “There’s just no equivalent of headphones. While a music player gives you a concert-hall experience, watching video on a tiny three-inch hand-held screen is nothing like the experience of watching a movie in a cinema or even on TV.”

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“Sitting in a confined position for that long is untenable.”

So you don’t fly or drive as a passenger on long trips, then?

You have never heard of any video shorter than 90 minutes?

For every reason you can give *against* a portable video player, I can give you three examples of when I would use one.

Posted by stark23x on January 13, 2004 at 8:57 PM (PDT)

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there is always an easy way around copy protection, just look at the ipod you were not supposed to be able to get your tracks off it.

Posted by Pellinore on January 14, 2004 at 7:02 AM (PDT)

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