“Apple computer today launched their own pay-per-download music system for Mac users via Apple’s incredibly slick iTunes music management software (available free at Apple.com). Apple users that love music use iTunes as their command center for managing their MP3 files, ripping CDs and now in version 4 of iTunes, buying music,” reports audiorevolution.com.
The article continues, “What is most notable about iTunes is how seamless[ly] it works as compared to the peer-to-peer networks that have caused the record labels such upset. Can you still steal music on the internet using Kazaa, Morphius or Limewire? Definitively yes, but iTunes 4 offers some distinct advantages for your $0.99 per download. The speed for which you can search for songs and the relevance of the searches is absolutely superior to the peer-to-peer networks. The 30 second demos allow you to shop for music in ways that brick and mortar record stores should be scared of.”
audiorevolution.com then goes on to shock and awe us by correctly stating Apple’s share of the world’s personal computer market, not by quoting last quarter’s market share, but by estimating the number of Macs in relation to the number of personal computers running in the world today.
“Apple is a boutique player in the world of PCs with an approximate share of the computer market at about 11 percent but what they do well they do very well. iTunes 4 is no different although it might make you think different.”
Very nice job, audiorevolution.com. Bravo! Full article here.