Ipod vs Zune

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iPod vs. Zune The MP3 player has come a long way since their debut in the late 1990s. The first MP3 players introduced, the Eiger Labs MPMan F10, and the Diamond Multimedia Rio PMP300, came with 32 megabytes of internal memory. MPEG Audio Layer III or MP3, the standard for audio compression that makes any music files smaller with little to no loss of sound quality, changed the way music was enjoyed and launched a new industry. In October 1998, the Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA, filed a lawsuit in the federal court claiming that Diamond’s Rio PMP300 violated the 1992 Audio Home Recording Act. The case was ruled in favor of Diamond, which paved the way for the development of the MP3 portable player market. Apple began to take advantage of this new industry when it developed and released the iPod. Microsoft soon followed in their footsteps in 2006 when it released the Zune. The iPod, and the Zune are very popular MP3 players and are similar in features they offer. However, they are also very different. By discussing their features, ease of use, and synchronization software; this will prove that Apple’s iPod has superior features, screen resolution, style, and functionality than its competitor, the Zune. Ease of use always has been one of the most important selection criteria consumers consider before purchasing an MP3 player. Apple’s iPod Nano 5G features a user-friendly interface known as the click wheel. It allows the user to adjust the volume, pause and play, find music, and videos by simply using their thumb. Other than the click wheel, there is a 3.5-millimeter stereo headphone jack below the device, and a hold switch the on top. The iPod Nano 5G weights approximately 1.28 ounces, and the 1.5 inches x 0.24 inches x 3.6 inches body makes the device easy to handle. In contrast, the Zune weights approximately 5.6 ounces with a 4.3×2.5×0.7

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