“Apple has indirectly confirmed it is developing a version of its iTunes music jukebox software for Windows. According to the Mac maker’s employment opportunities site, the company is seeking a Senior Software Engineer. His or her key responsibility: ‘Design and build Apple’s newest Consumer Application, iTunes for Windows,'” reports Tony Smith for The Register.
Smith continues, “When Apple first made its iPod personal music player available to Windows users, it chose to bundle MusicMatch’s Jukebox Plus software rather than port over iTunes. The intention was clear: to reserve the tight integration between iTunes and iPod for Mac users. But with Apple’s Music Store committed to Windows support by the end of the year, Apple has a need to provide software that can tie in the online purchasing system to both PCs and PC-hosted iPods. More importantly, the software also needs to tie into QuickTime to allow the playback off protected AAC files of the kind used by the Music Store.”
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