iTunes Rolling Out Higher Prices

Profits might be up at Apple, but for how long?  I just logged into my iTunes account, after a long break, to buy some music.  Imagine my surprise to find the song I wanted was $1.29 instead of $.99.

I’m not sure if Steve Jobs is still a little foggy from the pain meds, but news flash – the reason why this whole paying for music thing started working is because the cost vs. hassle ratio became favorable.  But for a 29% increase, free downloads just changed that. 

I don’t want to hear about how the record companies did this or that.  The solution is simple.  iTunes should refuse to list any music at a higher cost.  That would fix the record companies wagons fast.