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Woz thinks iTunes should be released for Android

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

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 02 Oct 2012, 12:09

84. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

I told you to ask Google, not you own opinion. but anyhow. .nice try

ps. I guess Google and PA are wrong and you are right.. you are a joke.. dude. just dropt it

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 16:18

88. lyndon420 (Posts: 5010; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

First off...dude...you are in no position what-so-ever to tell me what to do, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

Secondly... I never said P.A. or Google was wrong about anything. Maybe you better lay off your pipe some eh?

And third...to insult me (or anyone) because you don't know how to justify yourself is typical of an apple fanboy. If you have an iPhone, then there is no way I could belittle you anymore than you have already done yourself. And you call me a joke lol...next time have a valid point to go with your claim.


posted on 15 Nov 2013, 10:36

90. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Google maps depended on Apple users for years, ask Google..."

Ok, I'll bite. Lets see:

Orig iPhone launched in 2007, Google Maps shows up on first iDevice at that time.

Android comes out about a year later....HTC Dream.

"depended on Apple users for years..." Right.

Macs are still in the niche category vs Windows PC's

"depended on Apple users for years..." Right.

Now....if you meant iPhone, iPod Touch users...because of the large user base yea Google is happy with that revenue stream. I dont see them depending on Apple users for years tho. Maybe a couple of years, but not after Android became a household name.

Didnt mention the iPad because by the time it came out Android was already steam rolling to the top in market share.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:29

24. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I do like the season passes you can buy for TV shows, it would be nice to see the last season of 24 I have on iTunes on my RAZR with out the craziness I have to do now....

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:31

25. lyndon420 (Posts: 5010; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

The Woz should be at apple's helm...not tim cook.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 20:26 1

49. JunBringer (Posts: 137; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

Oh what a great world it would be if this were true.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:37 1

27. ankrul2004 (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

I have used Google Music Manager to import iTunes music into my Google account so I can play purchased iTunes music on my Droid. Anyone done that?

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 20:26 1

48. JunBringer (Posts: 137; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

Yup. I had some issues with some older albums that I had purchased because of DRM BS, but I just pirated copies of the ones that didn't work. Now I only buy from Google Music for the most part.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:37 1

28. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

I am Steve Wozniak and I Approve this article

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 21:36

58. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

Hah, good 1

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 21:53

60. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)

What about Apple approval

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:51

31. Stuntman (Posts: 839; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

If it means it makes it possible for people who purchased apps and other content on iOS to be able to access those apps and content without having to purchase them again when they decide to switch to an Android device, I'm all for it.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 18:54 3

33. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

I'd much rather buy physical discs and rip them myself, than purchase the "right" to borrow any media through Apple.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 19:26

39. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

The idea is two sided.

On one hand, not putting it on Androids mean they are more likely to ensure the Itunes user will stick with Apple products.

On the other hand, not putting on Androids means that any former Ipod/Iphone user will be likely to cut off their itunes purchases and utilize a competitor's media store, which means lost revenue opportunities.

Given the amount of profit Apple makes on hardware, they will probably stick with doing no itunes on Android, as it would be more profitable to leave it closed rather than getting increased revenue from media sales but a decrease in hardware. Now if that hardware profit situation was to change, like ever, then licensing Itunes would make more sense for them.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 00:06

67. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)

I don't think Apple is in the position to think about rewarding users that abandon the iPhone. Apple would rather try to keep people in its ecosystem, and if people leave, it's their loss.

Remember, all of Apple's profits come from hardware. iTunes doesn't make money. iTunes sustains itself, and no more. Putting it on more platforms will add revenue, but not necessarily profit. So, Apple would be out the money to develop the software with no appreciable gain.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 20:23

47. JunBringer (Posts: 137; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)

I really like Google Play and how they handle music and apps personally. While I use iTunes for fixing id3 tags and airtunes throughout my house, I prefer to buy music from Google Play.

Also I

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 00:53

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

oh no! they got 'em!
just like trevor the vampire
i still pine for you

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 20:43 2

53. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

Why can't he be the CEO of Apple instead of Tim the Cook?!


posted on 02 Oct 2012, 13:46 1

85. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

because Cook is about maximizing profit, like Jobs was. Wozniak isn't like that. He would make it into a more google-like company and would try to operate the company openly.

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 20:44 2

54. ap1989 (Posts: 145; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)

f**k itunes
Google Play > iTunes

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 21:34

57. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

It should happen 4 consumers, but not so much with Apple cause they could & will lose profit since a # of people only buy Apple products just for the iTunes & quality

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 21:51

59. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)

Now Woz want restrict Android or giving an alternative(new way).

Anyway this is not possible.
We all know Apple,

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 22:00

61. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

apple will never do this! but a great idea..but i think it wont work out! coz it will hurt apple's prime glory device--the iPod!

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 22:09

62. bossmt_2 (Posts: 457; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

I use iTunes because I have an iPod, but I haven't purchased a thing from them in years out of protest of their iOS protected DRM. I don't mind DRM because whatever, but like if I get something from amazon or Google, I can still load it onto iTunes and it works 100% fine. Same isn't true about iTunes though. I can't get albums bought from iTunes and use them on my android or Windows Media player unless I strip the DRM (which I can do but the average consumer doesn't know how to do it)

I understand it would potentially hurt Apple's hardware market (can't imagine that it would do too much) but opening iTunes music and video to Android, Windows, and Blackberry opens up a massive amount of software sales oppurtunities. Not to mention an advertisement revenue stream as well (free app with banner ads bringing in some extra scratch from non-iOS devices)

I think opening up iTunes would bring in more money to Apple but I can't see them doing it because it would risk them losing some money as well.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 00:43 1

68. yasir-921 (Posts: 81; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)

Google, never ever apply iTunes for Android. It's a junk idea.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 01:27 1

73. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

This idea would be great for those looking to ease the transition from iTunes content to Android content, but a bad business decision for Apple as a whole, as it would, like you said, remove a big reason people stick with iProducts even when they agree that Android devices might fit their needs better.

Furthermore, iTunes just sucks. It runs like crap and is closed down and annoying to use; this pretty much extends to many sync services on iProducts, at least as far as my exposure is concerned.

I mean, for instance, Photostream in iCloud is horribly obtuse to use. The only way to sync a group of photos to it which were taken before setting up iCloud is through one's PC, and only if you have Vista or 7. Then there is the difficulty with sharing playlists or libraries on iTunes with other users. And THEN there is the difficulty so many people seem to have with making sure their contacts are saved to iCloud or iTunes as well.

While I'm ranting, why is it seemingly impossible for Facebook messages to be deleted from the Facebook app for iOS? All you have to do on the Android version is press and hold on an individual message and you can delete it.

For an operating system that's supposedly so easy to use, I find increasing instances of design choices in iOS and with Apple products in general that are actually less convenient or well thought out than those on Android.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 04:27

75. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

probably what steve wanted to say is that he want iTunes on android, for purchases, as big as Google music is, iTunes is still the most known online music store.

I'm not an apple fanboy, i'm an android user but i believe what steve woz said was very true

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 06:48

77. bluexperia (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

slowly infecting the robot by putting some of the rotten fruit.... how about the idea of replacing siri with google now???

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 09:44

81. Rayvelynn (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

well one great thing with Google devices are that you have google play which will transfer your itunes music to your android device through the play music app. Only music nothing else which is understandable. but even Apple won't do that.

posted on 02 Oct 2012, 11:24

83. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 872; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)

Go for it but there's a number if more feature packed and yet just as easy to use players out there. Been using Power Amp for a long time. Wouldn't use anything else. Gesture movements, full custom EQ, auto start and stop settings, its beast.

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