Originally Posted by eke2k6
Still, people are ready to jump down Apple's throat. I've had desktop gear that isn't as clean as the iP4's HPO.
Not taking your remark personally, but just letting you know that I am entitled to criticise Apple, as I have personally spent time and money suffering the inadequacies of their products.
I've owned 2 iPod Classics (5.5 & 6) and 1 G4 Powerbook.
Several times, I've experienced iTunes corrupting the entire contents of the Classic HDD - total wipeout.
As for the Classics themselves, their EQ distorted appallingly, even at very moderate settings (it wasn't the IEMs - it happened with a variety of different IEMs), their batteries had shorter lifetimes than I would have hoped for, and the HDD reliability was dubious, but I won't get into that here.
I also had major issues with the Powerbook, due to a faulty screen which Apple refused to repair, and thousands of other customers with the same issue, too.
No rant intended, and no argument intended - just briefly explaining the legitimacy of my dislike of Apple's iPod products.
Quite a few Head-fiers, in spite of disliking Apple DAPs, for one reason or another, have mentioned, publicly or privately, that we would welcome Apple entering the audiophile DAP market, since they have the R&D might to do wonderful things.
Edited by Mython - 12/28/13 at 9:25am