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: iTunes store on Android
by krreagan on Thu 30th May 2013 02:35 UTC in reply to "iTunes store on Android"
krreagan
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2008-04-08

You have no clue what apples business model is all about.

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RE[2]: iTunes store on Android
by tessmonsta on Thu 30th May 2013 02:46 in reply to "RE: iTunes store on Android"
tessmonsta Member since:
2009-07-16

It seems to me that Apple's business model is to perpetuate themselves as a premium hardware company by producing designer computing and mobile device products with less (read cheaper) hardware specifications than the competition, and while utilizing walled application gardens to enforce planned obsolescence in order to create a recurring revenue stream. Meanwhile, leveraging subsidized iPhones as a gateway device for the uncertain or for those that cannot afford their premium PC devices.

At least, that's how it seems to me.

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krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

Apple is a hardware company. Everything else that Apple does is geared to selling Apple HW. If they make money on media or apps sales that is only icing on the cake.
Under their current model they would never (IMO) make iTunes available to Android. It would not sell any HW for Apple and it would lesson the user experience for the Apple (media) customer. Apple makes the most complete media consumption echo system and adding Android makes no sense. Apple is about selling a complete HW echo system.
They do partner with media companies (Netflix,NHL,TV) But they don't like partnering with HW manufactures that compete in the same niche as Apple HW. That is one reason why they are trying to get rid of Samsung in their supply chain as much as possible.
I have a feeling this will be bad for Samsung in the long run. Their profits from supplying Apple products is probably a significant part of their current record profits. Android profits are razor thin! and difficult to maintain.

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RE[2]: iTunes store on Android
by galvanash on Thu 30th May 2013 04:08 in reply to "RE: iTunes store on Android"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

You have no clue what apples business model is all about.


Apple's business model is to make money...

If the bean counters at Apple feel like making Android devices capable of participation in the iTunes economy ultimately makes them more money, well then Apple is going to do that.

I don't see why they didn't do this already to be honest - probably waiting to see if the Android market got big enough to bother. Regardless, this is a total no-brainer - I would almost guarantee that iTunes is what Cook was talking about...

What is so strange about this idea? iTunes is on Windows isn't it... Why? Because it is too large a market to ignore.

Android = same thing

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Apple's business model is to make money...


"Make money" is not a business model.

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RE[3]: iTunes store on Android
by pepa on Thu 30th May 2013 12:23 in reply to "RE[2]: iTunes store on Android"
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

You almost seem to imply that they would be making an Apple Android phone, and why not?? It would be a hoot, but too humiliating I'm afraid. Otherwise, they could..!

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krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

iTunes is on Windows because it sells Apple HW (iPods, aTV and iPhones!).
Putting iTunes on Android would not sell Apple HW so they would never do it (IMO)

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