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October 9, 2003

iTunes for Windows Launch Next Week

Posted by Mike on October 9, 2003 11:49 AM

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.


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Posted by: Sam at October 11, 2003 6:02 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