I don't use iPods and am not hear to debate them but lets address one of your points. You are of the opinion that operating on a AAA battery is better that having a built in rechargeable battery, you are more than welcome to that opinion. What you are not welcome to is determining that your opinion is actually a fact. Many people hate dealing with batteries and nothing you say will change that.
Again, I don't use iPods and am not hear to debate them. You have made up your mind that nothing Apple does is any good and totally dismiss that it can all come down to users enjoying their experience with iPods better than with other devices regardless of the spec sheet. Spec sheets don't sell products to the average consumer. I stated that there was no point in debating the issue with you because you have made up your mind and nothing will change that, nothing you posted refutes what I said. Once again slowly so you can get it, spec....sheets....don't...sell...products...to...the...average...consumer,...it's...the...experience...that...sells...them.
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