Also, many underaged children have a strong desire to own an iPod due to Apple's extremely successful advertising campaign, and as a result many people buy these players more as a status symbol rather than for practical use as a music player, leading people to purchase the most expensive model which holds 15'000 songs while only filling it with 200 songs.
Student #2: Thank's, it's a 60 gig.
Student #1: Oh, nice! I have that one too. How many songs are on yours?
Student #2: Oh, like 13'000, how about you?
Student #1: Wow! That's so many! I only have like 350!
Student #2: ...well then why did you get the 60 gig version?
Student #1: Oh yeah, well why do you have all of that music!?
Student #2: Because I really appreciate music and this was the best piece of hardware I could find that would hold it all with an easy to manage user interface.
Student #1: Well... You suck!
than a fairly expensive music player, the Ipod appears to have fomented a vicious social conflict unseen since the French Revolution.
Wife: "An Ipod!" "You Goddamn prick, I want a divorce."
Me: Yeah, good luck with that...
The iPod is an enigma in both terms of success and controversy; some customers find the product unreliable and the battery difficult to change where as others praise its simple design and ease of use. An example of its design would be the touch-sensitive wheel that allows you to easily select an artist, album or track intuitively and at speed.
People who dislike the iPod often quote that it's over-priced, unreliable and that most people cannot use the storage space - this is mostly true for any similar device on the market, although the perceived lack of reliability of any popular product will doubtlessly be driven by how vocal disappointed individuals are. The most dumbfounding claim is that you can only use music bought from iTunes and that the software is difficult and unreliable to use. There are many third-party applications that work with an iPod, and the player supports many codecs. Should you try and transfer an unsupported codec, iTunes will automaticlly convert it - obviously you do not have to have purchased your music from iTunes to have it in your library.
iPod is a victim of its own success.
People have an obsession with iPod.