Apple wants so desperately to be percieved as better than Microsoft and then they go and pull shit like this…

The new iPod Shuffle is controlled soley by the headset.  I special little touch pad is attached to the headset chord and requires the user to push a series of three buttons for different lengths of time and different combinations to issue certain commands.  The new shuffle offers no other means of control so it will be necessary for third party headphones to include this pain in the ass interface.  However Apple doesn’t have any intentions of letting the manufacturers to have this technology for free.  Apple has stated that they intend to charge a lisencing fee to anyone who wants to build some of these.


Apple, you so desperately want to be perceived as a better company than Microsoft and then you go a pull shit like this!?  /sigh


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