The only reason Apple made itunes for Windows is you needed a PC to use an iPod and most people used a Windows PC. How does itunes on Android sell Apple hardware.
Probably doesn't, not directly anyway; the idea is to sell music. Apple does have one of the largest music libraries, if not THE largest, and has the clout to get the first shot at exclusive new album releases. Any other Beyonce fans here? And don't forget iTunes Festival - some damn good shows there.
hillstones wrote: »
How about all Android users are connected to the internet, it is a cellphone with constant internet access. Your comment demonstrates your ignorance.
Your above comment was so stupid, this one is equally stupid. The Windows version of iTunes is dogshit, always has been.
singularity wrote: »
Wmp is not the topic being discussed. If and its a big if Apple make a itunes android version, if its not any good then it wont enhance their reputation to android users.
Let’s see. iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod classic, iPhone, iPad, oh, and on every single computer that runs OS X.
[citation needed, but will never be provided, because it isn’t true]
1. They couldn’t care less about feedback from Android users.
2. There is nowhere for Android users to submit “feedback”. Apple offers no products or services associated with Android. Apple does not acknowledge that Android exists. Apple SHOULD NOT acknowledge that Android exists.
Do you have any idea how many idiots would whore “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”?
Sounds like a pathetic attempt at a strawman argument to me. From you, that is.
singularity wrote: »
Wow five people at the gym now means all windows and android users!!! What app were they using btw?
robertsm wrote: »
I don't listen to much radio anymore but what's the big difference between iTunes Radio and this Spotify like streaming service? Seems like the same thing to me. Pick a band it plays them.
Wouldn't it make sense for apple to somehow let us iTunes Radio w/o a data charge? Hook your iPhone up to your car stereo through a USB and listen on the road with no data charge. Why can't apple do that?
it may be a pathetic strawman argument from me but I was just responding to an anecdotal example that inferred that all android users pirated. My inference may be due to my (mis)understanding of the post or its intent
ireland wrote: »
Or a dollar per year copying WhatsApp's model.
There is often a fair bit of hoo-hah about Apple being dependent on the iPhone for 50%+ of its revenues. As iTunes is a healthy business expanding it for some corporate diversification could be seen as a sensible move.
I don't think iTunes as a music and video store offers a whole lot of tie-in value any more; iPod is slowly but surely dying and iOS gets more of its value from the app store ecosystem, and by being the better mobile computing operating system for many. Apple TV still gets some of that tie-in value, but I think we're only talking about expanding the iTunes Store to Android smartphones, not the whole Android ecosystem. iTunes as a product in itself could still offer a lot of value as a music vending product on other mobile platforms, as it has proved on desktop Windows.
Since the music element of iTunes is DRM-free anyway, I think this could be a good move, if Apple can deliver a good product. Experience with Apple-developed Windows programs casts some doubt, but I'm sure they could deliver if they put enough backing behind the initiative.
dunks wrote: »
What if iTunes for android was really the soft diplomacy way to link an Apple account to an android device so that if Apple rolls out a mobile payment system it is functional across ~100% of mobile devices instead of just iOS (or just android).
Mobile payments have been technically feasible for a while but past and current implementations leave a lot to be desired in terms of security, ease of use and rate of adoption. Note that Apple has a proven track in these areas.
And Apple is in a relatively unique position of having the clout to take on credit card companies, play them off against one another and negotiate their way into a cut of the transaction fee.
Providing strong incentives to get merchants on board could also be a helpful step towards improving Maps POI data.