27 Comments

Summary:

No, we don’t have some inside information that hints at iTunes ever costing a dime…just curious what you think. If Apple ever decided (for whatever reason) to require you to pay for iTunes…would you?

No, we don’t have some inside information that hints at iTunes ever costing a dime…just curious what you think. If Apple ever decided (for whatever reason) to require you to pay for iTunes…would you?

By Josh Pigford

Related stories

  1. I would pay 29.95 for it r just buy iLife for 79.99 but steve has stated that it won’t cost money because iPod and iTMS keeps the app in the green.

    Share
  2. In it’s current state I would pay the $80 for the iLife bundle. Probably more.

    Share
  3. The truth? No, I wouldn’t. I’d switch to Adium Free in a microsecond.

    Share
  4. I would if they have started off charging for it, like what they did with iPhoto, and iLife suite. But now, I’d gotten so used to not paying for iTunes that my expectation is forever set to that.

    Plus, iPod should come with iTunes for free even if the software would otherwise cost money.

    Share
  5. i would download it from bittorrent

    Share
  6. No, not unless it was part of iLife, but I would definitely not buy it separately.

    Apple needs iTunes to be free. First, I have friends who’ve switched to iTunes from windows media player and have got/are thinking about getting an iPod. iTunes is a great way to sell ipods and preventing it from being free will massively cut the potential adopter base. Second, it is becoming extremely important for Apple to maintain its lead in music downloads, which means the itunes DRM, and a free iTunes is the only way it will be possible for apple to fight against proprietary windows formats.

    Share
  7. Sure I wouldn’t! If iTunes was free but didn’t come cluttered on Mac OS as its default music player, I woudn’t even use it.

    Share
  8. no. that would be like paying walmart to use their store.

    Share
  9. Given that iTunes is not really optional for either the ipod or for the music store, particularly if you have a mac, I guess I wouldn’t have much choice. A fairer question would be ‘How about an iTunes Pro?’ with various advanced capabilities. A definite maybe.

    Share
  10. No way. I would use the version that came bundled with my iPod. I don’t care about compatibility with iTMS since I will not, under any circumstances, pay premium price for crappy sounding 128 kbit AAC with DRM.

    Share

Comments have been disabled for this post