“The iPod and its related software and online music store iTunes have clearly been the star of Apple’s universe of late. Much of that success has come from opening the party up to Windows users, first with the iPod, and then iTunes. When CEO Steve Jobs first announced a Windows version of iTunes, he said the company was doing so after ‘hell froze over,'” Arik Hesseldahl writes for Forbes.
“That has led to some speculation that hell might freeze over again, and that Apple may have plans to develop still more software for the Windows platform, the most likely candidate being iPhoto, the digital photography component of iLife, a consumer creativity suite of applicatons. But Apple executives, who routinely refuse to comment on future product plans, have dismissed the suggestion,” Hesseldahl writes.
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MacDailyNews Take: Hell froze over long before iTunes for Windows, Mr. Hesseldahl, with Apple software for Windows like QuickTime, FileMaker, and AppleWorks. iPhoto will be released for Windows – when Apple markets a camera (either standalone or as an add-on to/wrap-around for iPod mini) that works only with iPhoto. Unfortunately, nothing like music is as seductive a product for something like an Apple iPhoto Store – unless Apple plans to market porn – which is another way to state that the chances of iPhoto for Windows are pretty much nil.