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Jobs on iPod and iTunes

In a financial analysts meeting on Wednesday, Steve Jobs, Apple CEO “rebuffed the idea that the iTunes music store should work with MP3 players other than the iPod, or conversely, that Apple’s iPod should work with other music download services.”

“‘Why should we work with another music store when we are working with the Microsoft of music stores?” Jobs said. “I’d rather spend our engineering dollars on enhancing the iPod and the iTunes music store.’”

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Yeah, as long as Apple’s music store has the best selection then this arrogant stance is ok I guess…but if the iTunes store starts lagging behind then iPod users are stuck with a BRICK.  Does anyone remember ‘Beta’?

Posted by mr_bodhisattva in Irvine, CA on November 5, 2003 at 9:06 PM (CST)


That’s the same attitude that helped Apple get a whopping 5% marketshare while Microsoft and Intel got most of the rest.

Posted by wickerbill in Irvine, CA on November 5, 2003 at 9:18 PM (CST)


You’re right, their strategy is to offensive. They need to step back and make things more open.

Posted by Bob in Irvine, CA on November 5, 2003 at 9:46 PM (CST)


Well said wickerbill
I see Mr Jobs hasn’t learned anything
I hope he reconsiders his stance on this. 
All I can see for the Ipod is more success if he adds wma support.

Posted by TOU in Irvine, CA on November 5, 2003 at 10:26 PM (CST)


Here’s an idea to enhance the ipod - make the features in the third generation models also appear in the first and second generations.

Posted by themantis in Irvine, CA on November 6, 2003 at 1:04 AM (CST)


There is nothing wrong with making a mistake the first time. The problem is when you don

Posted by SpideyXP in Irvine, CA on November 6, 2003 at 12:36 PM (CST)


Regarrding WMA on iPod, you guys *do* know that software support for WMA has been in the PortalPlayer 500X series (the basis for the iPod design) since Day 1. It’s simple sheer bloodymindedness by Apple that denies WMA support to iPod users.
“Realizing that the MP3 market was still in its infancy, Apple developed a layered design chain tuned for an early-stage market to create the iPod. Even more unusual for Apple, it relied on a platform and reference design created by a third party, PortalPlayer, of Santa Clara, Calif.”

“Realtime decoding of MP3, WMA, AAC, and ACELP

Posted by MC9 in Irvine, CA on November 6, 2003 at 12:59 PM (CST)


Gotta love the bouncers on Mr.Jobs.

Posted by Christianicononev.2 in Irvine, CA on November 8, 2003 at 7:13 PM (CST)

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