Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Apple, Music Co's Mull Unlimited Music Model and Isobella poses with iPod, iSexy, and more!

As you might know I wrote my book at the Apple Store and love hearing about Apple news. Today in the Financial Times, Ross Fadner reports that "Apple is in discussions with the big music companies about a new "all you can eat" subscription model for its iTunes music service that would give its users free access to the entire iTunes library in exchange for paying a premium for its music enabled devices like the iPod and iPhone. This is the same model as the "comes with music" deal Nokia struck with Universal Music a few months ago, although this would include each of the four biggest recording studios. The plan now hinges on the price the iPod maker is willing to pay for access to the labels' music catalog. Nokia, for example, is reportedly offering music industry partners almost $80 per handset, which would be divided according to their share of the market. Apple so far has offered $20 per device."

Also in the New York Times Brad Stone reports that "New research from M:Metrics shows that iPhone users are much more likely to use (and enjoy) the mobile Web than other cell phone owners. According to a survey of more than 10,000 adults, 84.8 percent of iPhone users report accessing news and information from the handheld device-a dramatic increase over other smartphone users, 58.2 percent, and the overall mobile market, 13.1 percent."

I love the Apple airbook, I love the commercial, the song, the creative works, and I love how the Apple brand is about the same age as me!

No comments: