Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th May 2013 16:59 UTC
Apple At the D11 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again took the stage to be interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. While most of the interview can be replicated by picking and reading 10 random Apple fanblog stories - there were still a number of very interesting things that warrant some closer scrutiny.
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RE[4]: iTunes store on Android
by darknexus on Thu 30th May 2013 12:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: iTunes store on Android"
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DRM is purely software in most cases. On some devices it uses the hardware crypto key embedded in the device to unlock the key store with the decryption keys for all your media, but not on Apple devices. The problem on Android is that every vendor that supports DRM implements it in it's own way and you cannot extend it with another DRM scheme on that given device. If you have a Sony, Apple cannot programatically and in a supported way add FairPlay to it so that the whole platform can play iTunes content.

No, but I doubt they would do so in any case. They'd probably just make an iTunes app that acts as store and player for your iTunes content. This is what other companies that need to implement custom DRM on Android generally do if they cannot, or don't wish to use, a hardware DRM module.

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