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Jobs says open iPod “not worth it”

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, April 22, 2004
News Categories: iPod

“Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs publicly dismissed on Thursday an overture from RealNetworks to open up the iPod, saying such a move does not make business sense.

Speaking at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting here, Jobs said there would be both an initial and ongoing cost to allowing the iPod to work with other music services.

‘To be honest, it’s just not worth it,’ Jobs said, noting that RealNetworks has made a number of overtures to Apple and adding that Real’s music service has been ‘less than successful.’”

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“What you’re asking Apple to do by opening up to WMA or Real is equivalent to asking them to put Pentiums in their computers. That’s absurd! “

if what we’re asking apple to do is really equivalent to asking them to swicth to pentiums maybe someone should ask them!!  If you havnt heard yet Apple IS swicthing to intel pentium processors… what do you know…

Posted by someone on July 26, 2005 at 12:34 PM (PDT)

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