Comments:As increase in digital music sales slows, record labels look to new ways to make money
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My iPhone has a nifty button in the lower right of the main screen which says "iPod". Amazingly, it works. Also note that an iPhone has on-board storage roughly on par with an iPod. That storage is really only useful for music, like the iPod's. It even has a headphone jack and comes with earbuds (and no mic). It's reasonable to assume that the iPhone is the upgrade path for the iPod, and may even contain the same software.
Trent Reznor may have "released" the app on the Apple store last May, but only after it was rejected by Apple without immediate clear explanation. It didn't seem like he thought Apple really knows how to deal with "digital" media.
By the way... even if common usage is incorrect, CDs are most definitely digital. That was a major selling point, when they came out. It's like saying the newest cars are examples of the overall explosion in gasoline technology.
Some ipods (the so-called ipod touch) run software similar to the iphone, and now the ipad, called 'iPhone OS'. (It is a modified version of Mac OS X.)
All three devices can play music and can use the app store (but the ipod can't connect to the cellphone network.)
I enjoyed when my nephew demo'd BBC iplayer to me on his ipod touch.
Well, let's start with DRM. People don't appreciate having crippled software shoved down their throats. CDs were awesome because you could share your favorite band with a friend without lending them your entire music collection. Also I don't feel that it's an exaggeration to say that DRM has driven a lot of people to piracy that ordinarily wouldn't, just so they could have some control over their music collection.
Let's continue by saying this is all just a little bit alarmist, isn't it? The reason fewer people are buying iPods is because pretty much everybody in the universe already has some kind of device (like a cellphone) that can play music.
Maybe they should focus more on developing nations - get those kids to hock their OLPC laptops for an iPod, it's a whole new market segment!
Wow, if 9.2% growth in sales constitutes $400 million, that makes digital music sales worth around $5 billion. That means if 95% of downloads are illegitimate, these companies are losing $95 billion! They must have been rolling in cash before piracy was such a problem!
Wait... that's not how much they were making before...