Microsoft is keeping up the financial pressure on Apple. Now that it has released several ads in the Laptop Hunter series, it is now going after the iPod. Casting a financial analyst to deliver the goods, the ad says it will cost $30,000 to fill up an iPod. Of course this is to point out that the $15 a month Zune pass is cheaper.
As Ars Technica points out, depending on your music acquisition preferences the math doesn’t really add up. Of course the Apple fan boys are going crazy about this, just like with the Laptop Hunter ads. It may all be too little too late for Microsoft because Apple has succeeded in defining the battleground so well without any counterpunches for years, but at least Microsoft is trying to get in the game.