Oh for gods sake - not this again, every time a shall I get an ipod thread appears the same crappy list of missing features.
FM Radio -- iriver yes -- ipod no - nobody cares
Microphone -- yes -- no - nobody cares
265k colors --- yes -- no - but nobody watches video on that screen right???
Ogg support -- yes -- no - AAC support -- no -- yes
line-in recording -- yes -- no -as above with microphone
fm recording -- yes -- no -as above with microphone
usbotg -- yes -- no -no idea what this is
customizable interface -- yes -- no -YES!!!!
inSkin -- yes -- no - what is this?
games -- no -- yes -yahoo! games! ipod wins!
view pics while music plays -- no -- yes
and according to some review, with the same pair of headphones, the iriver sounds up to 20% better than the ipod on the same .mp3 file. - pile of crap - the 5g ipod supposedly has excellent sound quality, anyway if your an audiophile looking for the best quality on the go (pared with a $300 amp and $300+ headphones) your better off with a decent CD player.
You also missed some obvious ones off, the ipod could use DivX/Xvid support more than it could use Ogg, the battery life could do with being a bit better when playing video.
Disk use does not require a "hack", its an option in itunes.
If you want a video player get a PSP (but the battery life is gonna be about the same as the 60 gig) - If you want an music player, and all your music isn't in protected WMA format then by all means get an ipod. It seems that the dedicated ipod haters on this board for some reason have never owned one.
7 second boot time
Word (word processing app)
Ipod has games, you can also stick pod linux on it and run doom (among other things) if you want.
My nano boots SUBSTANTIALLY faster than 7 seconds
Ipod has a Calender and a contact list
Word??? How the bloody hell are you supposed to word process on an Mp3 player - and why you would want to is beyond me. I mean if were going on about inanely pointless features that one just took the biscuit.