Friday, April 30, 2004

IGM: Jobs: People Don't Want Microsoft's Music Model

IGM: Jobs: People Don't Want Microsoft's Music Model ""Here's the deal. Microsoft does not own the content, and the content owners do not think it's such a good idea. they do not want to license their content through a subscription model where it can be carried on portable players for maybe ten dollars a month. We speak to these people, and that's what they tell us," Macworld UK report quotes Jobs as saying.
Jobs also poured cold war on speculation - rampant for around two years now - that Apple will integrate color screens or video into its iPod. But Jobs sees music players and video devices as utterly different. Music success for Apple, he says, has been revolutionary because the company has delivered a one-stop solution to digital music.
Analysis: That's not to say Apple isn't prepping another digital device; it just means it's not an iPod. After all, why sell one unit when you can sell two? Works for the Mac and the portables, doesn't it?"

Via Watching Microsoft Like a Hawk
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