Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Today's top rumor:
BuyTunes: Roundup!

Well, despite a suspicious article, Apple did not release anything today, not even new iPods (next Tuesday, really!). That article does however, confirm rumors that Apple is developing a new pay-for music downloading service.

The new system will apparently be integrated into the next version of iTunes (iTunes 4), while Mac Rumors believes will be released next month.
You might recall that many people speculated that Steve Jobs was using an unreleased version of iTunes at MWNY02 that featured some kind of song sharing system. This could very well be it (hell, Steve was using Keynote Betas for all of his presentations last year!).

Relating to today's news was a Mac Poll that found 50 percent of those polled would use an Apple music service at 99 cents per song. Only 21 percent said they wouldn't. About 28 percent were unsure.

This could be a major software score for Apple, and who knows how much else they'll make suing whoever broke the story to the LA Times... Seriously though, what's the deal with this article suddenly revealing an Apple music service, possibly a month before its release?

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