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by: msky2000 June 21, 2011 4:30 AM PDT

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Apple's Outdated View

by msky2000 - 6/21/11 4:30 AM

I'm unimpressed by iCloud and iTunes. Apple should be embracing the subscription music revolution (so should Pandora). Companies like MOG, Rdio, and older players like Napster and Rhapsody and Europe's highly popular Spotify are going to come to the forefront as more people get used to the NetFlix streaming media pay-per-month model instead of the old-fashioned idea of buying albums online. I feel Apple is just clinging on cause enough people haven't figured out the better options out there just yet. Subscription music lets you even download the songs, so if you like music and could see yourself wanting more than one album per month, subscription is more cost-effective and far more vibrant than buying one album per month at the same price, or spending way more so you can hypothetically own the songs. Music is a vibrant process, ownership of music makes no sense when we all crave new songs. Do you really want to listen to the same limited selection over and over and over again and pay huge premiums for the latest music that would otherwise be readily available.

The app store is getting greedy. Their attempts to kill Flash lacks class. The idea of taking percentages of developer's profits hurts smaller companies that would innovate in the mobile marketplace but simply cannot afford to go through Apple's tightly guarded gates. Apple claims Flash is closed, but far less closed than their option. HTML 5 is not Flash and does not offer nearly as many options. It's fine, but you can't create the dynamic multimedia experiences with it as you can with Flash.

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