Apple's devious iPod blackmail
Anyone else aware of Apple's sneaky iPod blackmail, which only effects Mac OS X users but not Windows users? For example: my iPod's battery recently died (after 2 yrs). Replacement cost: £69. How much?! At that price, I might as well get a new iPod... However, my Apple iMac G5 (less than 3 yrs old) runs OS X 10.3, but new iPods are ONLY compatible with OS X 10.4 or higher. Ergo, if I want a new iPod Classic, I must fork out an extra £85 for new OS, which I don't need or want. (My 10.3 never crashes, is fast, bug-free & repels viruses, spyware etc - so why should I want to change?) However, if I was running a 6-yr-old PC with Windows XP - a new iPod would be compatible! Yer what?! Hmm, is Windows XP, after all, a more adaptable & powerful o.s. compared to OS X? Or do Apple simply want to make new iPods avlbl to the many millions of Windows users worldwide, while screwing Mac OS X users in order to recoup OS X 10.5 Leopard's development costs? I don't know the name of that smug bloke with a beard who struts about the stage during Apple events, but this is not 'real neat'!!