Ok let's end this discussion now. I am far from an Apple lover but I don't agree with DaHarder on a majority of the things he posts but the pure Apple fan blindness being shown by Postulant and mplaisance is ridiculous.
1. Apple iTunes (where most Apple users get songs) can only be accessed on iOS devices. You can't access the store ANYWHERE ELSE without a laptop or desktop.
2. Zune Pass can only be accessed with a Zune or WIN7 Phone (unless you have a laptop or desktop). Also you can download ten songs (free of DRM, MP3 format) to move into iTunes and sync. Also since Rhapsody has an iOS app there could be a Zune Pass app for iOS devices in the making. It just isn't available yet.
3. Apple copies ideas just like every other business. Zune has a social network and now Apple has Ping. Microsoft has Xbox live (coming to Win7 Phones) and now Apple has Game Center. To say Apple doesn't copy is having total Apple tunnel vision.
And finally mplaisance, I just don't understand how you can't wrap your head around the fact that some companies use EXCLUSIVE content to sell their hardware. Will I be able to stream Apple TV rented content to any device that isn't iOS based? No. Why should Microsoft allow their subscription music (rented) to stream over any device?
And again Microsoft may just in fact be in the process of making a Zune app for iOS. I am tired of seeing blind favorism and these tired comments where most around here don't seem to have an open mind. Zune Pass will work for some just like buying individual tracks through iTunes or Amazon works for others. Open your damn minds people and show some inclination of intelligence.