From the article: The iPod vs. the Competition: Hard-Drive-Based Players
It's pretty simple: share your reasons that the iPod is better than the Zune here. Share Your Reasons
- It's not better. The iPod touch's screen is easier to use and the Zune's screen is harder to use 'cause they are not touchscreens. Either way, the iPod is much better and the Zune is WAY less relayable! And I'm getting one for Christmas and I prefer an iPod to a Zune! Go iPods! :P
- —Guest Samanta132
iTunes--the worst music program ever
- I just cannot stand iTunes. It is way too glitchy, not to mention slows down my PC to a crawl, even when not loaded. Zune software could play a movie in the background and not even phase my speed. ITunes updates at the very least once a week. Is that necessary? Zune does it every 6 months. I have friends with iPods that use the Zune software to play music, because it is so easy to use, not to mention slick looking. IPods, from my experience, break when you breathe on them. I currently have a 5-yr-old 80 gig Zune, dropped 2 stories with no case and works perfect. Dropped over and over again, dents everywhere. Works perfect. R.I.P. Zune. I will keep mine running as long as possible because I am never using an iPod again.
- —Guest Matt
Really? Are y'all stupid?
- First of all, for Jon, I am the proud owner of the Zune 80 GB, and yes, it is more than 5 years old. I actually don't see many old iPods, do you? Besides yours? Hah, anyway, the Zune classic has a much nicer screen, so you can actually watch movies on it and see something on the screen without the aid of a microscope. Also, I don't know why people buy iPods because the sound quality is horrid. I mean absolutely terrible and unacceptable for the price point. They obviously know that only stupid teens who really don't care about anything but listening to music will buy it. My cassette player sounds better. Also, the Zune HD is marvelous. With the dock and an HDMI connector it turns into a little media center device. 32 GB is more than enough and if you really want it there is a 64 GB priced at the same amount of the iPod Touch's 32 GB model. Zune software is a dream to use, it's kinda more like an extension to WMP. On the other hand, iTunes is wretched. In the end, stay away from Apple.
- —Guest corvettezo7sp
- ZUNE is whey better than the classic. It has social and radio (even though I dont listen) and large screen for movies. By the way why do people thing the zune 80 should be compared to the ipod touch. OMG, Are people dumb it was made to go against the classic. The zune hd was made to go against the ipod touch>
- —Guest erik
Yes it is better
- First off, Apple does allow you to redownload your music. I'm not sure how many times but your given like 3 or so licenses that you can download a purchased song onto another family pc. Second of all I heard apple was more expensive because they pay out to record companies to avoid a few piracy laws, that give apple users more flexibility with the software. The FREE Itunes is incredible to Zune software. Theres equalizer options and all sorts of stuff. Zune may have that stuff, but like all microsoft software, it sucks. I have had an Ipod for 5 years now, I have upgraded since then, but the old one still works, minus it needs a new hardrive because of my own fault... I haven't seen a 5 year old zune hanging around, have you? NOPE... the materials that apple use compared to zune... plastic (zune) vs. metal (apple).. which one is more durable? hmm.... microsoft has intentions of putting out a product to make money, apple puts out a product that is also artsy and usable!
- —Guest Jon
- IF YOU LOSE YOUR MUSIC OR SOMETHING HAPPENS TO YOUR COMPUTER AND THE MUSIC IS LOST YOU GET TO DOWNLOAD IT AGAIN FREE UP TO 5 TIMES. ITUNES DOESNT LET YOU DO THAT (I believe this is a comment about why Zune is better, but it's not quite clear - Sam)
- —Guest BOB
- simply its not, they may look better but they are unreliable
- —Guest dave