Sun’s McNealy: The iPod is doomed

This is a very bold statement, esspecially with the current numbers shown by the iPod sales figures…

Sun Microsystems Chief Executive Scott McNealy consistently credits Apple Computer for good marketing–to the point where he listed what he believes will be his own company’s glorious iPod moments. But McNealy said Wednesday believes the iPod itself will be replaced in coming years by music stored in the network.

“Your iPod is like your home answering machine. It’s a temporary thing,” McNealy said at a panel discussion featuring reminiscences by Sun’s four cofounders at the Computer History Museum here. “It’s going to be hard to sell a lot of iPods five years from now when every cell phone is going to be able to automatically access your library wherever you are.” [Read the rest]