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05-10-2013, 08:19 PM #1
Apple Shows No Interest in Windows 8 iTunes App
Microsoft representatives recently told CNN that they would love to have Apple bring iTunes to its Windows 8 “Metro” platform but users shouldn’t expect a touch-friendly version of the application any time soon as Apple doesn’t appear to be too keen on developing a version of iTunes that integrates the Modern UI face of Windows 8. According to the chief financial officer of the Microsoft’s Windows division:
You shouldn't expect an iTunes app on Windows 8 any time soon. iTunes is in high demand. The welcome mat has been laid out. It's not for lack of trying.
Apple previously ported its most popular Mac applications to Microsoft’s Windows, the operating system on which most computers run worldwide. When it comes to the growing tablet segment, Apple is dominant and even though Windows 8 tablets are grabbing some market share, the Cupertino California company could likely ignore the platform for some time and see no ill effects.
05-10-2013, 08:46 PM #2
I don't blame Apple for not wanting to make an iTunes program that looks like window 8. That's like GM asking rolls Royce to make a car body to fit a GM motor lmao. Hell no!!! Lol
05-10-2013, 09:42 PM #3
Funny I've been hoping microsoft would give me a fkking option to uninstall metro so I don't get this annoying side menu each time i move my coursor to a corner. I've also heard MS is re-evaluating some of their decisions about metro. Lets see what happens.
05-10-2013, 09:43 PM #4
I wouldn't either! Good for Apple!
05-10-2013, 10:10 PM #5
... And honestly, what's the point. The normal iTunes works on Windows 8 as on any other version of Windows so why should they waste money and time on something nobody would use for a platform nobody uses. Windows RT was dead on arrival so I don't see a point of making a iTunes Metro app
05-10-2013, 10:11 PM #6
Windows 8 looks like a horrible OS anyway... I wonder what that would do to the integrity of iTunes being on a crappy OS :/
05-10-2013, 10:13 PM #7
I know most Windows 8 apps suck, but I see potential for it to improve once touch screen is on 100% of all laptops/notebooks/hybrids.
"IF" and when Windows 8.1/9 improves, I'm sure Apple will re-think it. I plan on getting a Lenovo Helix so might be nice.
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05-10-2013, 11:04 PM #8
Maybe Microsoft should worry about bring office to the ipad. Some many businesses and schools would buy that for their ipad programs. Microsoft is in a lose lose situation because people are becoming more familiar with iWork and won't want to switch back once they get used to it.
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05-11-2013, 01:37 AM #9
05-11-2013, 04:12 AM #10
What did apple port to windows?
05-11-2013, 07:00 AM #11
05-11-2013, 08:28 AM #12
I just got an email a couple days ago from Microsoft saying they Just got a Twitter app lol. Good old Microsoft, always late to the party. This is why Bill tried to monopolize the PC market way back when, They can't handle competition
05-11-2013, 08:35 AM #13
My take on this:
Microsoft wont release Office for iPad (despite no one wanting it anyway) and expects Apple to release iTunes for Windows 8. They say they will gladly accept iTunes for Windows 8 but wont give back anything in return.
It also wouldn't be profitable for Apple to release an update to iTunes for Windows 8 since Windows 8 is having a worse time than Vista had
05-11-2013, 10:50 AM #14
Lol Microsoft is a funny company. Like others have said, Windows RT was dead on arrival, it's very existence is questionable all together.
Microsoft is smart not releasing Office for iPad, it's what keeps me from losing the laptop! As a student, there is no substitute for full-fledge Microsoft Word.
05-11-2013, 11:55 AM #15
Who cares? Windows 8 UI is atrociously hideous anyway. Windows 7 itunes works just fine.
05-11-2013, 02:47 PM #16
Why do people bash windows 8 when most of them havn't even used it for more than 10 min at an electronics store. The metro side is pretty bad, I'll give that to you, but the desktop side is better than any microsoft os made so far. I never use the metro side and the only time I ever see the start screen is when I boot up/restart. It is alot faster than 7 too..
Of course Apple isnt going to make a metro iTunes... Thanks for the update CNN!
05-11-2013, 02:55 PM #17
05-11-2013, 10:13 PM #18
Or you can just install StartIsBack for windows 8... Real windows 7 start menu for 8. I've been using it for about 3.5 months now(the entire time I've had this windows 8 computer) haven't had a single problem. Windows key activates the menu like normal windows and the computer boots to desktop once installed.
StartIsBack - real start menu in Windows 8
05-11-2013, 10:15 PM #19
05-12-2013, 10:02 AM #20
Yes, my analogy is a lot longer but at least it fits. In short: Apple won't give Microsoft a Win8 Metro iTunes that can run on x86 and RT because that would give RT something the iPad doesn't have (iTunes port). Forcing Metro on x86 users was always Microsoft's trojan horse to get software makers to support it's tablet and phone efforts with apps at the same time. It means that Microsoft's tablet market doesn't have to have nearly the same number of customers to justify making apps for it when it the makers were forced to transition their software intended for the huge and established desktop/laptop market. Just making it for your existing users on x86 Win7 who upgraded to Win8 x86 Metro means you've done almost all the work to put it on WinRT, Win Phone 8, and tablets. Apple isn't falling for that.