Dan Moren, Chris Breen, Jon Seff, and Kirk McElhearn talk about just what’s happened over the past 10 years in the iTunes Store. (And what may happen in the future.)
iTunes Match should be mature by now, but Kirk McElhearn points out that the service doesn't live up to expectations.
The iTunes Store has, in many ways, been a pillar of success for Apple. But that doesn't mean it can't be improved upon: Here are a dozen ways we think it could become even better.
We've downloaded a lot of songs during the 10 years that the iTunes Store's been open for business. And more than a few of those don't look like such smart decisions in the cruel light of day.
It's been a decade since the iTunes Music Store first flung open its digital doors. All it has done since then is change the way we buy and listen to music.
Sure, Apple has enjoyed a decade of success with the iTunes Store. But stepped-up competition and the changing attitudes of media consumers mean that iTunes and Apple will have to adapt.
Apple's ability to control all parts of the music experience—from where you downloaded songs to the devices you played them on—helped its iTunes offering succeed where other music services failed.
Part of Apple's campus is delayed until after a spaceship launch, iTunes sales aren't on the grow, and German iPhone users may once again be notified of their email *schnell*!
Pencils down: Time to turn in your apps. Elsewhere, your digital media marketplaces grow up so fast, and a date with Tim Cook is on the auction block.
Apple recently added a new option for iTunes purchases made in iTunes or on iOS devices to buy TV shows, movies, and music box sets now, but download later.