In its response to Microsoft calling iTunes and iPod a “closed system,” Apple said its technology remains the overwhelming favorite among consumers. “Ninety-two percent of customers buying hard-drive based music players are choosing iPods, and over 65 percent of customers buying any type of portable digital music player including flash-based players are choosing iPods,” Apple said in a statement. “This means that the iTunes Music Store, with its catalog of over 1 million songs, works with 65 percent of all MP3 players and 92 percent of all hard-drive based music players being sold today. There is a lot of customer choice happening today, it’s just that Microsoft doesn’t like the choices customers are making.”