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.