Originally Posted by Stazy
Ok, perhaps I was a little blunt.
Every new ipod since the first release in 2001, has new features that other players don't offer. In terms of innovation, I think most people would admit that apple does a great job. Not only, that but there never seems to be any initial glitches with the products. Everything they release works. That is no small accomplishment. iPods are pricier than other players, but when you have a cult like following and a good reputation, you can charge premium prices. So, with that said, why do you not like iPods?
Name a feature besides iTunes and that isn't purely cosmetic or personal taste based (ie manual operation being done with a circular click wheel instead of a square or rectangular touch pad) that the iPod has that no other player has had before it. I can name several things off the top of my head that iPod DOESN'T have that some other players have, like a removable, exchangable, or standard battery. (yes, I know its POSSIBLE to change the battery in the iPod, but it was never MEANT for you to do so) How about a REAL software EQ, something more than a rudimentary few bands or crappy presets? How about FM recording? (sadly even this is becoming extinct, Creative is quietly dropping support for this due to pressure from the FCC, but as long as you don't update to the newest firmware, which removes the record option, you are still going to be able to do it) How about Stereo recording capabilities? etc. I could go on and on and on and on and on... But if your mind is already made up that you like them, I'm certainly not going to change it.