Apple’s iTunes Store has just passed a major milestone—10 years in business and still thriving. I’m joined by Chris Breen, Jon Seff, and Kirk McElhearn to talk about just what’s happened over the past 10 years—from protected music downloads to the introduction of TV shows and movies. Along the way we talk about where Apple might make improvements as well as what the store may look like in the next 10 years.
In case your attention hasn’t been focused entirely on Apple’s iTunes Store doings over the past 10 years, Apple presents a refresher course in the form of its iTunes Store timeline. In case you’ve forgotten the day that will never be forgotten (the November date when The Beatles’ catalog came to the store), take a gander at 2010’s milestones.
And if you’re interested in more of our thoughts, you can get them via Michael Gowen’s The iTunes Store at 10: How Apple Reinvented the Music Business, Chris Breen’s Why the iTunes Store Succeeded and Ten More Years: What the Future Holds for the iTunes Store, Philip Michael’s iTunes Music Downloads We Regret, and a collection of advice broadly gathered under the titled How to Fix the iTunes Store.
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