October 09, 2003
It's (Pretty) Official: iTunes for MicroSloth Users Next Week
MacNN: Apple to launch iTunes for Windows next week
Apple is expected next week to debut iTunes for Windows and a Windows-compatible version of its online music service at an event scheduled for next Thursday (October 16) at San Francisco's Moscone West convention hall, according to AppleInsider and CNET's News.com. "The year's biggest music story is about to get even bigger," Apple said in an invitation to journalists. Apple is expected to launch the long-awaited Windows version of the iTunes Music Store at the event, according to Wall Street brokerage Needham.
Posted by ronn at October 9, 2003 10:00 PM
they better hurry quick cuz i've seen napster 2.0 and it ain't no joke...got a samsung/napster player, a preload on gateways, intergration with windows media player 9, and is part of windows xp media center. but wait, there's more. there's even a few community features built in to give you the sense of p2p. i haven't test driven it y et, but they say they have 1/2 mil songs too. it's going to be a battle of the platforms, which apple usually loses. but since they have copped so many iPod users, i don't know. and the ipod player looks much better than the napster player too. it's tre cool.
Apple's head start and better looking player will be key. Of course, if Jobs is smart, he'll add WMV format to the iPod, at least for the Windows version.
Not sure if a spinning HD based player is the way to go; even tho they probably will include line-in recording and a FM tuner (rumored to be coming to 4th Gen iPods).
And if the ability to record makes a debut soon, along with other proposed items, Napster may be toast...again.