“In an effort not to discourage Mac users from adopting one of its new Windows Phone 7 handsets, Microsoft will reportedly deploy later this a year the first version of its Zune media software targeted at Apple users,” Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider.

“The revelation was briefly made public in a Twitter post from Microsoft UK’s head of Windows Phone marketing, Oded Ran, before it was quickly deleted, presumably because the executive jumped the gun,” Lane reports. “‘ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m glad to confirm that Mac users would be able to use Zune on their Macs to sync with #WP7,’ said the tweet. ‘More details soon.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Hold on, we’ve got to wipe some coffee off our gorgeous Apple LED Cinema Displays…

Okay, so after attempting to belittle Mac users in comments made by the company clown, Steve Ballmer, in a poorly-conceived TV ad campaign, and in a trumped up “Apple Tax” whitepaper, Microsoft is now attempting to sell Mac users on pretend iPhones by offering them fake iTunes?

The delusion runs thick like molasses through the halls of Microsoft.