MP3 Players have been around for a long, long time. My girlfriend still has one that is HUGE and only holds 16 megs, and that was top of the line like 6 years ago. (maybe longer) There are PLENTY of other companies out there that make MP3 Players, how did Apple become so popular with the iPod? Is it just advertising? The black figures with the white earphone lines? I mean, they are not the best MP3 players out there, but they certainly are the most sold. 6.5 million this quarter. What is it about Apple? are they just THAT good at advertising?