Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Is Apple Killing the Golden Subscription Goose?

I have been using Apple's products since the 512K Macintosh. I have immense respect for the company's user-focused product management and business models. However, once in awhile they go too far and do something stupid. Apple's new subscription licensing policy could seriously impact subscription music services,  an important developing market. The same is true with the continued market leadership of the iPad. If media companies part ways with Apple on this, everyone loses. Maybe my next phone will be an Android after all...

Apple's New Subscription Model Is Evil - Gizmodo

Rhapsody CEO Blasts Apple - hypebot

New Apple App Rules Could Kill Subscription Music - hypebot

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