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Woz thinks iTunes should be released for Android

0. phoneArena 01 Oct 2012, 17:24 posted on

Steve Wozniak is one of our favorite people in the world. He's the epitome of the lovable geek, and he's honest about his opinions. He is living proof that your inner self will not burn if you appreciate both Apple and Android for different reasons. Essentially, he is the anti-fanboy, and that's why we love him...

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posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:32 5

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


why do we have to adopt apples software? why shouldnt apple adopt android software? because you know that may the case, tryna get android to be like apple when in reality apple needs to be more like android! all we (android) is missing is jelly bean and premium builds on our devices........thats just the way i see it

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:59 2

14. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Because iTunes is still a more popular content store than Google Play, that's the argument. People have spent a lot of money in iTunes over the past 10 years. People haven't been buying Android devices for Google Play, but people have been buying Apple hardware because of iTunes.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:09 4

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


yea ok if breaking you guys out of that ecosystem that you are so in debt too then maybe it could help those users in a great way......

also "everybody" may not be buying android for google play but you best believe a lot of people look forward to the play store and having that type of store in particular when choosing an android phone........

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 19:08 4

34. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It's the same reason I expect to stick with Android unless something really changes my mind. I've spent a lot of money in the Google Play Store. Sure, the music and books could follow me, but the apps are an investment I don't want to lose.

Similarly, iTunes has been around a long time, and a lot of people have built up a library of music and such. It's also a big reason why the Kindle Fire has been successful, even though it has glaring limitations compared to a full tablet: people have invested a lot in the Amazon ecosystem.

The Nexus 7 has done a lot to push the Google Play brand, so I can see the trend changing, but we're not there yet.

It may not be the best reason to stick with one platform over another, but it's one that a lot of people consider when choosing whether or not to stay with the platform they've got.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 19:16 2

37. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


I understand what you are saying........people invested alot money into the apple ecosystem and that makes it pretty much impossible to leave!......I understand that

But people buying apples product for itunes is not "soley" the main reason why the want it......ITs jus something they look forward to having when making that choice.....Same goes with android, people expect to see the Google Play when they turn their phone and get it up and running....

All i was saying is if this is a way to help iphone users to escape that ecosystem that apple has embedded on them then it sound like a good idea

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 00:02

66. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I'm not saying that people make always make their buying choice based on iTunes. I'm just saying that from Apple's perspective, iTunes is a tool to get people to buy hardware. It's not the hardware sales that are driving people towards iTunes.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:46 8

30. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


iThink you r wrong MichaelHeller.

iThink people buy Apple's hardware because it looks cool (even for few months though).

I haven't heard anyone buying an iPhone or any other hardware because it has got iTunes rather heard (I'll buy because its cool to own Apple's hardware)...!!

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 00:49 1

70. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)


well, to be honest, it was why i got an ipod years ago when i first got an mp3 player

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:54 1

32. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I can see a benefit for someone who has iOS devices wants to switch to an Android device. Right now, you have to purchase and install all of those apps again. If iTunes on Android allows you to download the Android versions of those apps without having to purchase them again, it will make it less painful for users to switch from iOS to Android.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:34

4. AlexYouOC (Posts: 53; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


.......EVER !!!

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:37 1

5. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


I LOVE iTunes and it's where I keep all my music and where it will always stay. I would buy an app for iTunes. Heck, I would pay 10 or 20 dollars for it because iTunes is a great music service. I'm not asking to be able to have my Android act like an iPhone, I just want to be able to play my music.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:42 1

10. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Check out Amazon MP3. You'll change your mind about iTunes. One of the main reasons I choose Android over iOS is because of iTunes. I hate iTunes, lol.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 19:46

42. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Yeah amazon mp3 player is awesome

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:37 3

6. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


And the role given to Woz as a "good guy at Apple" continues...

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:07 5

15. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


or at least the "good guy that was once at Apple, but is now entirely separate from the company as a whole"

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 02:46

74. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I cannot resist the impression of mediasphere as a scenography for some kind of play. Lately, Woz is becoming the symbol of something inside of Apple that has the voice of reason to te tech world. It's obviously something artificial, a role that media gave to him, and we could see that everyday in news, that tells us only the things about how Woz was against some Apple's strict principles. It's what people want to hear, because those news are "aware" of symbolic war between Google and Apple that has nothing to do with technology.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:40 8

8. Auggie69 (Posts: 10; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


Itunes...... NO THANK YOU

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 17:55 7

13. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


i would never use this icrap software..

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:08

16. jstoned (Posts: 36; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


Wow someone who works for apple that doesn't endorce comunism. I like the guys ideas. Too bad they will never come to fruition.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 19:09 2

35. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


He doesn't work there. He helped found the company, but he hasn't worked at Apple full time since 1987.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:09 3

17. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


No thanks Mr. Woz i used to own a crappy ipad that only lasted 2 years. Plus YOU CAN'T KEEP THE SONGS u purchased which is highly stupid i found that out after i unistall the shytty itunes the hard way but i'd rather use free apps that LETS U DOWNLOAD MUSIC STREAM they let U KEEP YOUR MUSIC FOR FREE

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 00:51

71. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)


well you can, you just have to get third party software to convert them to mp3 or whatever

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:19

20. edpad90 (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


The only reason I think why Wozniak would want that to happen is because of all the free music he may have through itunes. Im sure android is his favorite OS and he wants his imusic in it. lol

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 19:50 1

43. oister85 (Posts: 499; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


You can transfer you music from iTunes to any media player device, you just have to know how to do it

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:21

21. frustyak (Posts: 210; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


It's an interesting idea, but it's never going to happen.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:28 2

23. lyndon420 (Posts: 4564; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I see no point in bringing itunes to Android. Up until now, Google hasn't relyed on apple for any services and they sure as heck better keep it that way.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:35

26. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


are you sure about that? fonzy

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 19:28 2

40. lyndon420 (Posts: 4564; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Pretty sure yup. Aaaaeeeyyyyyy! (as I do my jukebox trick)

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 23:59

65. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


Google maps depended on Apple users for years, ask Google

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 07:16 1

79. lyndon420 (Posts: 4564; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Apple users submitting map suggestions to Google is not a service provided by apple. Try again.

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