“Apple can dominate the online music scene for decades if they can get enough iPods out there to guarantee iTunes Music Store’s and AAC’s success,” writes SteveJack with his article, “Time for a decision: how Apple can win the online music war” in the MacDailyNews Opinion section today.
“Once again, for the first time since the early 1990’s, Apple finds itself with a choice: should they reap profits from a premium-priced hardware product with clear advantages in the marketplace… or sacrifice the short-term profits by cutting the price of the hardware in order to sell as many as possible…? The battle here is all about AAC vs. WMA,” SteveJack writes. “Which will become the format for online music downloading? Who will control the format, Apple with its AAC/Fairplay DRM solution or, shudder, Microsoft with WMA?”
Full article in the MacDailyNews Opinion section here. Comments can be entered in the Reader Feedback on that page.