iPhones and iPods Banned at Gates' Home

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According to linda Melinda in an interview with Vogue, the Gates' kids can play Xbox, run Windows 7, and massage photos on Microsoft Surface all they want, but they can't have iPods or iPhones:

There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household. But iPods and iPhones are two things we don't get for our kids.

There you have it. Los Apple prohibidos. I can imagine them sneaking iPods and iPhones into their house the same way I used to sneak porn magazines in mine. I wonder if the PlayStation 3 or the Wii are banned from their home too or if this is just some kind of particular hatred towards Apple and the iPod and iPhone—since the first was the thing that made Apple the renewed icon it is today, and the second obliterated Microsoft's Windows Mobile efforts in one sweep.

Whatever it is, Mrs Gates admits that she's being tempted by the devil:

Every now and then I look at my friends and say 'Ooh, I wouldn't mind having that iPhone'

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Click to viewDon't resist, Melinda. Resistance is futile. [Geeksugar]

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Eh, Zunes are almost exactly the same thing. I was an iPod user until a few weeks ago when I won a Zune, and there's really nothing about it that's worse than an iPod in any way.

In fact, I think the GUI looks a little nicer than the iPod's stale white menus and the Zune Pad is a little bit more natural to use than the Click Wheel.

I'd say they are either totally equal or I'd give an ever-so-slight edge to the Zune for being a little more modern.