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October 09, 2003

iTunes for Windows Launch Next Week

Apple's getting ready to launch iTunes Music Store for Windows next week.

Off the hip prediction? MusicMatch's own download service launch forced Apple's hand. Once people settle on a service, getting them unentrenched will be a challenge. If Apple doesn't move to save the market it provided a proof-of-concept for by getting into the Windows space, it's doomed. I expect iTunes for Windows will be a buggy mess meant to act as a four or six week placeholder for a 1.1 release that actuall works well.

I'd love to be wrong. I hate MusicMatch and I'd like it if my Mac-based iTMS account could actually interoperate with one on my Win box.

Posted by mph at October 9, 2003 11:49 AM


Visible in the nomac feed, fyi. :)

Posted by: Sam at October 11, 2003 06:02 AM

Sorry, dude.... it's tagged "mac" and "music." I was careful to include the word "iTunes" so you'd know to avoid it.

My original headline was much pithier. ;-)

Posted by: mph at October 11, 2003 10:48 AM