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Mix: Camera Connector, Music labels, iTunes sharing, ezGear

picAt an Apple press event in Japan to introduce the new iPod models, a presentation slide revealed what the new iPod Camera Connector will look like.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is reportedly angry with some music labels that want to raise wholesale prices for digital music downloads.

Gregory Ng of Apple Matters discusses the sharing feature in iTunes and how it has changed how people listen to music at work.

Audio Outfitters has announced that its iPodez line of products will now be known as the ezGear (pronounced easy Gear) line.

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1

Funny.  Jobs has raise dthe base price of ten dollars ipod accessories to 29 bucks across the board because he knows the Apple Fanatics will pay it.  It’s nothing more than a ploy to get people used to the higher price REGARDLESS of the wholesale cost of the device.

Now he;s complaining about record companies wanting a cut off the music without which iTunes couldn’t survive?

Funny.  Hypocritical, but funny.  It’s OK for Jobs to gouge us, but not anyone else.

Posted by stark23x on February 27, 2005 at 11:47 PM (CST)

2

Wow, use itunes to listen to other people’s music, how revolutianary, me and my mates have been clogging up our school’s network like this for about a year now, its pretty easy to do.

Posted by Nuke666 in Melbourne, Austalia on February 28, 2005 at 1:54 AM (CST)

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I’d say the problem with the price hike, not to defend Jobs or anything, is that the labels are doing absolutely nothing related to funding these markets. They expend less effort than a 12 y.o. sharing the song through Kazaa and they already are getting the lion’s share of the revenue. They aren’t paying any sort of mastering costs - the music is already there. They aren’t paying packaging or distribution costs. They aren’t paying for the bandwidth and IT backbone necessary to run these online stores. They are doing exactly *nothing*. They are also giving next to nothing to the music creators on top of things.

So, if I’m a guy trying to convince people to pay $0.99 a track when they could just be getting the same track for $0.10 from a Russian site or free from a P2P network, and I’m already handing over 60% of my gross revenue to the labels just because laws favor the rediculous notion of corporate IP, and those corporations want even more money for doing the same nothing, yeah, I’d be pissed.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on February 28, 2005 at 5:52 AM (CST)

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