Items tagged apple, stevejobs in 2007
Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February.
The music companies are in a dying business, and they know it. Sure, they act all cool because they hang around with rock stars. But beneath all the glamour these guys are actually operating two very low-tech businesses. One is a form of loan-sharking: they put up money to make records, then force recording artists to pay the money back with exorbitant interest. The other business is distribution.
Reading Between the Lines of Steve Jobs’s ’Thoughts on Music’. John Gruber’s analysis. # 7th February 2007, 1:34 pm
If the big four music companies would license Apple their music without the requirement that it be protected with a DRM, we would switch to selling only DRM-free music on our iTunes store.
Apple doesn’t give a damn. Steve Jobs doesn’t build platforms, except by accident. He doesn’t care about your thriving metropolis. All you independent Mac developers: you’re all sharecroppers, and your rent just went up. Way up.