SanDisk CEO: The iPod Wars Are OverJun 3rd, 2009 | By James Lewin | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players
The iPod Wars are over, and if anybody should know, it’s SanDisk CEO Eli Harari.
The founder and CEO of SanDisk admits what just about everyone else has known for a long time: the iPod wars are over, and Apple won.
“You can’t out-iPod the iPod,” says Harari.
Harari’s facing the facts. In April, Piper Jaffrey reported that there was zero interest among teens in portable media players besides the iPod.
Somebody forgot to tell Microsoft, though. While Apple’s clearly moving on from portable media players to establishing a wireless handheld computing platform, Microsoft’s Zune HD announcement reveals that it’s still trying to make a better iPod.
Is it time for Harari to have a heart-to-heart with Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer?