quote: Somers is quick to point out Apple used its position of dominance to set a standard of high price markets for higher capacity players. A 4 GB NAND module costs only $5.52 more than a 1 GB module, but the iPod Nano, with no other additional component differences, costs $100 more for the 4 GB version.
quote: It's their own product, they never advertised it as having WMA support, so why expect it?
quote: On a spin note, can someone tell me if you can use iTunes or the Apple iPod music format on a Microsoft Zune?
quote: People who buy an iPod load iTunes and buy music will have to keep buying an iPod and buying music through iTunes. (Now I'm talking normal users not those smart enough to know how to convert AAC to MP3).
quote: How can you charge a premium of $100 for an $6 value increase
quote: if you have an monopoly you can.
quote: It's the combination of beeing the biggest player producer and online vendor that allows Apple unhealthy control over this market.
quote: Rip your content in a better format that will play on the iPod
quote: "Doesn't iTunes already support WMA in that it will automatically convert any WMA files to MP3? I know the older versions of iTunes did that"
quote: Currently the RIAA are suing people who convert ordinary CD's (WAV files) to MP3
quote: I hate socialism
quote: The complaint includes estimations of Apple's dominance. It alleges that the company controls 75% of the online video market, 83% of the online music market, more than 90% of the hard-drive based music player market, and 70% of the Flash-based music player market.