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** iTunes Store to Close? BBC Website Bulletin **

According to the BBC website there is a possibility that the iTunes store will close!

Here is the direct link folks...

news.bbc.co.uk/1/h…stm

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"A rise would have to be paid by either Apple, the record company or consumer."

problem solved. it won't shut down. bbc overreacting as usual.

"Apple opposed the rate hike and has said it is unwilling to raise its 99 cents a song price or absorb a rise."

"Apple has repeatedly made clear that it is in this business to make money, and would most likely not continue to operate iTS if it were no longer possible to do so profitably," said Mr Cue."

catinthehat read the full article before posting

This has been a threat since last year by Apple, since they own 85% of the digital market share its a massive blow to the music industry if it happens.

the question mark is the important bit in that headline...

interesting that, it appears apple only make about 15% profit from itunes which is not a lot considering the R&D, running costs etc.
Don't use itunes myself, how much is a track download in the UK?

Original Poster

Dunno, but my mate buys the US Vouchers to use at the store as he gets almost double for his money compared to the UK ones. Apparently your not supposed to do it but why should we here in the UK pay almost double than that of those stateside for the exact same songs?

Alfonse;3100210

"Apple opposed the rate hike and has said it is unwilling to raise its 99 … "Apple opposed the rate hike and has said it is unwilling to raise its 99 cents a song price or absorb a rise." "Apple has repeatedly made clear that it is in this business to make money, and would most likely not continue to operate iTS if it were no longer possible to do so profitably," said Mr Cue."catinthehat read the full article before postingThis has been a threat since last year by Apple, since they own 85% of the digital market share its a massive blow to the music industry if it happens.



as if they will absorb the price if it will shut them down. they will charge more like it says. moron.

so you think they are going to throw away 85% of the market.

catinthehat;3100402

as if they will absorb the price if it will shut them down. they will … as if they will absorb the price if it will shut them down. they will charge more like it says. moron.so you think they are going to throw away 85% of the market.



I never made any definitive statement:-

Alfonse

"This has been a threat since last year by Apple, since they own 85% of … "This has been a threat since last year by Apple, since they own 85% of the digital market share its a massive blow to the music industry if it happens."



Again it comes down to reading and understanding before jumping the gun. I'm sorry you think me a moron because of my obviously unclear post quoting the The Vice President of iTunes Mr Eddy Cue.

:whistling:

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Anywho Apple win, they aren't going to increase Royalties that's market power!
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