Why Steve, why????????


As expected Apple announced today a new music service

where you can buy songs from the 5 major labels for 99c each. Seems like a great service, one that I was waiting for but…. it’s only in the US!!! Why?!?

And what’s with presenting a new iPod and all you have is a cheap 3D rendering to show? You dont even have one lousy unit to take pictures of? Seems to be the real thing here and here.

Update: Another pretty crappy thread on Metafilter but I found the pearl I was looking for, very well said Mo.

Update 2: I installed iTunes 4 as soon as I came home and the Music Store is excellent! Even with what must be pretty high traffic for the first day it’s quick, looks good, there’s videos, the previews start playing instantaneously.

Great service so far except I never realized that so much of the music I listen to isnt from the 5 big labels. My music tastes arent all that original and yet there’s probably around 40% of what I have in iTunes right now that I couldnt buy online with the Store, kind of surprising and makes me a bit less pissed that it’s not available here.

Update 3 (and hopefully last): The new ads are hilarious.