In possibly the least spectacular news announcement today, CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, has said that he really isn’t concerned by the imminent launch of Microsoft’s Zune portable music player.
In a Newsweek exclusive on the eve of the iPod’s fifth birthday (is that all?) he said that he had no concern about Microsoft trying to ‘build community’ through use of the Zune. “I’ve seen the demonstrations on the Internet about how you can find another person using a Zune and give them a song they can play three times. It takes forever. By the time you’ve gone through all that, the girl’s got up and left! You’re much better off to take one of your earbuds out and put it in her ear. Then you’re connected with about two feet of headphone cable.”
Nice one, Steve.
There’s a lot more in the interview about the iPod and iTunes than there is about the Zune, not surprisingly, and it’s worth a read for another brief insight into the mind of Jobs.
Read (via The Register)