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?!?

<p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p><del>And what&#8217;s with presenting a new iPod and all you have is a cheap <a href="http://www.apple.com/ipod/">3D rendering</a> to show? You dont even have one lousy unit to take pictures of?</del> Seems to be the real thing <a href="http://www.apple.com/hardware/gallery/ipod_april2003_480.html">here</a> and <a href="http://www.apple.com/music/video/">here</a>.</p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p>

<p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p>Update: Another pretty crappy thread on Metafilter but I found <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/25416#480896">the pearl</a> I was looking for, very well said Mo.</p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p>

<p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p>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&#8217;s quick, looks good, there&#8217;s videos, the previews start playing instantaneously.</p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p>

<p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p>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&#8217;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&#8217;s not available here.</p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p>

<p><p><p><p><p><p><p><p>Update 3 (and hopefully last): The <a href="http://www.apple.com/music/ads/">new ads</a> are hilarious.</p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p>