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image via Jay Robinson Apple has been stung by harsh criticism over the $10,000 development fee for creating iTunes LP versions of artists' releases (which, it was revealed , involved...
10-13-2009, 10:03 AM #1
Apple To Open iTunes LP Format?
image via Jay Robinson
The site iTunesLP.net had already released an open-source version of the 1957 Philadelphia Orchestra recording of Disney's Fantasia, complete with the original 24-page program in iTunes LP format. iTunesLP.net also had put up tutorials for creating your own iTunes LP content before the rumored opening of the format. Of particular interest is the revelation that - in line with Apple's habitual Flashophobia - the animations that seems so Flashy are actually based on Apple's own proposed WebKit CSS3 transition properties.
The report, if true, would be an encouraging sign that the long-rumored Apple tablet - which, it is generally assumed, will be marketed as a platform for iTunes LP content - will foster a new creative marketplace in a similar way that the iPhone unleashed imaginative designs on the App Store. Previous apologetics for the high fees and closed nature of the format have been, frankly, unconvincing, and were a bad sign for the future of development on a device that doesn't exist yet, and hasn't proved that there's even a market for it.
An open platform for rich digital content, accessible to everyone from major studios to college students, after all, is a much more compelling application than surfing the Web on the toilet.
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10-13-2009, 10:10 AM #2
Sounds cool!, Looking forward to the Tablet!
10-13-2009, 11:50 AM #3
wow $10,000! Thats about five macs! How will they ever survive?
10-13-2009, 01:39 PM #4
am i missing something isnt itunes LP just the sleeves of cd's and lyrics etc.? how does that give the tablet a market don't studios own computers already. lol i know im probably missing something unless you mean for viewing itunes LP like huge iphone which i guess makes more sense but not much more.
Last edited by robbpell; 10-13-2009 at 01:41 PM. Reason: i can't spellYeah, you'll be the coolest person in the room when you pull one out and show it around, but that gets old fast when three other people have them and one person somehow has one that glows in the dark.
John C. Dvorak
The American columnist and broadcaster in article 'Rethinking the iPhone' in PC Magazine.
10-15-2009, 12:53 PM #5
Gotta make the money and Apple has got the recipe...This is getting a lil' ridiculous...