Deathwatch: RIP the Microsoft Zune
The war is over and the winner has been decided. We refer of course to the war between the Apple iPod and the Microsoft Zune. They’re the two portable music players that have gone toe-to-toe with each other in recent years, but the iPod has won by default after it was announced that Microsoft are abandoning the Zune.
A ‘source familiar with the situation’ has said that although the Zune music service will remain, the player itself will be allowed to slip away into the distance, abandoned like a disappointing guinea pig or a shitty old auntie.
Microsoft will now focus on pushing the Zune service to users of Windows Phone 7 devices. If this story has upset you in any way, we apologise but point out that it’s Microsoft’s fault and not ours.