Even though I'm still scratching my head, I'm quite impressed with Apple's new iPod portable MP3 player. The iPod sports a rather attractive design, as well as some interesting functionality. On the other hand, Apple has always been rather closed minded in their willingness to open up to the outside PC market, so.. why now? I suppose I'll let you decide that for yourself.
Apple didn't really surprise me with their effective design with the release of the iPod, but what was surprising was the way that Apple is able to execute. Even though they were, in my opinion, "late" to enter the Windows market, they were able to do it with a product that users will want to buy. Will Apple enlist any converts to the MAC platform with their release of the iPod? I don't know about that. One thing is for certain, however. People need to pay more attention to what Apple is doing, because they got it absolutely right with the iPod.More information @ Tom's Hardware