Cupertino, Start Your Photocopiers! Oh, You Already Did?

Offbeat Microsoft Apple

For many who have watched Apple and Microsoft for decades, the mantra of an Apple product launch leading immediately to new ‘innovations’ from Microsoft that are remarkably similar has become beyond a cliché. There are certainly inspirational elements to the point that Microsoft has even occasionally admitted to copying from Apple (legally, of course, unlike Trash/Recycle, QuickTime/Windows Media, Widgets/Gadgets, Aqua/Aero, etc), but as many also note – Apple is not immune from the occasional ‘peeking at Microsoft’s paper’.

Offbeat Microsoft Apple   Offbeat Microsoft Apple

But all of that stuff is serious … and this is just fun.

The Microsoft Zune – it was a ‘MP3 player’ released when people used those things; released about a year before smartphones made them irrelevant and about 5 years too late — you’re forgiven if you’ve never heard of it, since they only sold a few when compared to the ubiquitous iPod — and half were returned when it was realized they wouldn’t hook up to iTunes.

Anyway … the Microsoft Zune has been killed more times than someone on ‘The Walking Dead’, yet the homepage still exists – and has the ‘your entertainment, everywhere’ tag line. And if you head to the main iTunes page at Apple you will see … well, the same thing.

Does it matter? No … it is just funny – and ironic.

Source: Zunited via Techie-Buzz

About the Author

Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!

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