“In principle, Steve Jobs’ keynote [during Apple’s Special Event on September 7th] introduced the iPod nano and iTunes phone. But the real message was directed at his current and potential suppliers (music, movies, components), partners (Sony, Nokia et al), and competitors (Sony, Microsoft et al),” Nivi writes for Nivi.com.
“What was his message to these colleagues? I buried the competition. iTunes + iPod is the only digital content distribution platform that consumers are actually using (globally too). I have a monopsony on digital content distribution. Now quit f—ing around and supply me with content, components, and serious partnerships at a reasonable cost because I am the only game in town. And I may bury you next if you don’t join my team for the big win,” Nivi writes. “The subtext of Jobs’ pitch today was to tell his suppliers that today was Victory-Digital day for iTunes + iPod as the only end-to-end digital content distribution platform that customers are actually using.”
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Apple posts QuickTime of Steve Jobs’ special event announcements – September 07, 2005