October 9th, 2003 | Published in Uncategorized
Off the hip prediction? MusicMatch’s own download service launch forced Apple’s hand. Once people settle on a service, getting them unentrenched will be a challenge. If Apple doesn’t move to save the market it provided a proof-of-concept for by getting into the Windows space, it’s doomed. I expect iTunes for Windows will be a buggy mess meant to act as a four or six week placeholder for a 1.1 release that actuall works well.
I’d love to be wrong. I hate MusicMatch and I’d like it if my Mac-based iTMS account could actually interoperate with one on my Win box.