MS for MP3???

Hoping to keep its massive iPod marketshare and continue its dominance in the music industry, Apple is looking ahead at its possible competitors, which may include Microsoft, according to Apple CEO Steve Jobs. In an interview with Newsweek, Jobs predicts that Microsoft may get into the business of making MP3 players, saying that a unifying force may be necessary to take on the iPod/iTunes ecosystem: “The problem is, the PC model doesn’t work in the consumer electronics industry, where you’ve got all these companies and some does one thing and another does another thing. It just doesn’t work. What’s going to happen is that Microsoft is going to have to get into the hardware business of making MP3 players. This year. X-player, or whatever,” Jobs said in response to whether there were an “iPod-killers” that surfaced at last week’s CES show in Las Vegas.

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