Apple's Jobs: Microsoft's Zune No Threat to IPod

Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL) doesn't expect the iPod media player to be hurt by Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) Zune, Chief Executive Steve Jobs said in a magazine interview.

Microsoft has touted the Zune, a portable media player due to be launched in the United States in time for the holiday shopping season, as a potential threat to the dominant iPod because of its ability to share music wirelessly.

"It takes forever," Jobs told Newsweek in an interview posted on the magazine's Web site on Sunday. "By the time you've gone through all that, the girl's got up and left."

Jobs was equally unconcerned about the prospect of the iPod losing its cool factor as it becomes increasingly ubiquitous.

"That's like saying you don't want to kiss your lover's lips because everyone has lips. It doesn't make any sense," said Jobs.

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