Falling out of love with iPod?

by oneafrikan on July 3, 2006

There’s an interesting post about the decline of the iPod of late, which I find interesting for pretty much the same reasons that are outlined in the article:

  1. My battery is shot (Ssshhhht! Don’t let it hear you – it might just be playing tricks on me), and unpredictable even after a full charge. And yes, I’m pedantic about charging any battery I own.
  2. I’m almost certain that the people who make the iPod in China are not nearly as well paid as they could be. I know, we’re all supposed to be thriving capitalists, but I just can’t get away from the idea that someone is working in a sweatshop, resulting in Apple profitability. I want to see photo’s, video footage, an audit if possible, before I change my mind.
  3. I don’t like the digital rights management that comes with iTunes. A lot of my music was copied into mp3 from cd’s back in South Africa, and here in London. I’ve also bought music online, and yes I have downloaded from Kazaa before although I haven’t since late 2003. I want to be able to put any and all music into my player the way I want to, and I don’t want it to interfere with my ownership or lack thereof. iTunes is clunky too, in comparison to Winamp that is.
  4. Other than that it’s just peachy, but I’m definitely in the market for something other than an iPod

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