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 Fri 31st May 2013 23:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: iTunes store on Android"
darknexus
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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.

I fail to see how it would change the media experience for the Apple customers with Apple devices, either in the negative or positive. Their software on Android is likely to be complete shit of course (look at iTunes for Windows), but they'll do it if they think they'll get enough money out of it. They could even use it to try to push Apple devices, e.g. don't like the iTunes experience on Android? Get yourself an iPhone or iPad instead.
Were Jobs still running the show at Apple I'd have said you were absolutely right, and they'd never do it. I'm not sure that things will remain as they were with Cook and others in charge now, and things may change. Apple is a business with the goal of maximizing revinue as much as possible. Business models and philosophies evolve and change over time if those in charge of said business are smart and wish to continue to thrive in a changing market.

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