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08-28-2009, 09:56 AM #1
App Approval May Reveal Apple's Ulterior Motives
image via CNET
Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think there's more than we realize behind Apple's decision to approve a streaming music application from Spotify for use on the iPhone.
For a while we had heard that the app would be denied for obvious but unstated reasons - that it competes with Apple's iTunes. Historically, Apple has also rejected apps that "duplicate existing phone functionality." So approving Spotify represents yet another divergence.
CNET, which offers a nice video preview of the app, had this to say:
While the news is sure to excite Spotify's current user base in Europe and the U.K., music fans in the U.S. have yet to experience what all the fuss is about.
Either way, music lovers have got to be happy about this development and the possibilities that emerge from it.
08-28-2009, 10:04 AM #2
sounds cool and we all know that apple is crazy i realy think apple just dosn't know what it is doing
08-28-2009, 10:27 AM #3
You know this app will be pulled off the app store like so many other apps once Apple exec's realize it will take from iTunes profits. Everybody is learning how Apple cares more about every penny they make rather than what their customers want.
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08-28-2009, 10:30 AM #4
apple needs to figure out wtf they're doing and stick to it
08-28-2009, 11:21 AM #5
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08-28-2009, 12:05 PM #7
Aside from reports about its profits, lately there hasn't been any news about Apple that's not totally bizarre. That company must be like some kind of weird religious cult -- they probably put on white robes and listen to Enya while sniffing coke when they design their products. Not that there's anything wrong with Enya, or coke, or how the wind flows under a well-stitched robe, but that's hardly how a business should be run. They should know better. Darn Hippies.
08-28-2009, 12:08 PM #8
08-28-2009, 12:48 PM #9
There's Imeem and Pandora to stream music on the iPhone. You can also get satelite radio. It doesn't seem like they are concerned with iTunes profits.
08-28-2009, 01:15 PM #10
This is subscription based though^^This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
08-28-2009, 03:58 PM #11
This is interesting news. I wonder if Apple will stick with it.160GB iPod Classic
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8GB 3G - Firmware 3.0 PWN'D
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08-28-2009, 06:27 PM #12
08-28-2009, 06:33 PM #13
When will we see it in the UK Store?