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Old 10-16-2003, 01:34 PM   #1
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Apple sure knows how to put on a media blitz. I think their new iPod ads are killer, I wish Sirius marketing would take a few clues from Steve Jobs instead of the Pam / Million Dollar distraction.



At a special event held today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the long-awaited iTunes software for Windows. The service provides not only digital music playback features for Windows users, but also offers them access to the iTunes Music Store. Both iTunes and the iTunes Music Store have hitherto been limited for use by Macintosh users.

iTunes for Windows is identical to its Macintosh counterpart. And like its Mac counterpart, iTunes for Windows is available for free download from Apple's Web site.

iTunes for Windows sports the same features Mac users have grown accustomed to in their software -- the ability to burn their audio files to CDs and rip files from CD to MP3. What's more iTunes for Windows supports Rendezvous file sharing. Rendezvous is Apple's term for an open zero-configuration networking standard. As it's deployed in iTunes, users can access each other's playlists through the iTunes software as long as they're working on the same physical subnetwork as each other (ostensibly, a local area networking environment in a home). Music can also be shared between Macs and Windows computers.

Accessing the iTunes Music Store through the Windows iTunes software is the same process as well -- in fact, Jobs noted during his presentation that both Mac and Windows versions of iTunes access the iTunes Music Store the same way, through the same servers. As a result, files purchased from Mac or Windows iTunes software is identical: the music is encoded using Dolby Advanced Audio Codec (AAC) and has the same Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology deployed, with the same restrictions: iTunes allows users to rip their Music Store-bought files to CDs as many times as they want; they can also share music on up to three computers, or synchronize their music with an iPod.

System requirements for iTunes v4.1 for Windows call for a PC equipped with Windows XP or Windows 2000. Use of the iTunes Music Store requires a valid credit card with a U.S. billing address.
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Hey don't knock Pam or $Million promo if the stock price is any indication of success

Yes Apple has always been good at the creative process whether it be for products or marketing/promotions.
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Apple, maybe better than anybody else in the past 5 years, creates a realy culture around their products..almost in a cult-like way!

A great model for Sirius to follow IMHO...
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I agree with you guys on Apple. This is a deep culture of folks that LOVE Apple. If we could be so luckly to have that same type culture grow and develope. Apple is indeed a great example as to what can be done.

I am not sure the elevation that has happened with SIRIUS stock has much to do with Pam or the million dollar give away.
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Here's the link to the new ads. They are totally mesmerising with hip music.

http://www.apple.com/ipod/ads/ad2large30.html

http://www.apple.com/ipod/ads/large45.html

Sirius needs to come up with a campaign centered around music. Not Sci-fi robots. Not porn stars. Not giveaways. Glorious Music.

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This is great. I love iTunes on my iBook. I now can get it for my PC's. YES!!
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It's about friggin' time! I've been waiting for iTunes for EVER! lol

Let's just hope the app is not as buggy on Windows as QuickTime is.
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I have been really looking into the market to get a 15'' Powerbook I just can't convince myself that I need a $2,200 laptop. But they are so cool. I have played with the Apple Music Store at the Apple store in SoHo =)
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I'm really impressed with my iBook. It has to be one of the best laptops that I've had. It's durable, runs great and has never crashed. But I still love my PC's.
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I love my PC's also mainly for gaming. But going to the SoHo Apple store and hearing how great they are from my friends I am thinking about getting my first Apple since my Apple IIc+ and my Apple IIgs.

That 15'' Widescreen Powerbook is a Piece of God.

I now have 4 songs from the Apple Music store. Something about downloading something legally feels good. =)
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It's nice, but fair warning. If you throw all your MP3s into one folder like I do, it's going to try and arrange them into a bunch of different folders unless you uncheck an option to do so in Preferences - Advanced tab first.

Apple's marketing has been hit and miss. The worst ads were the ones that were allegedly aimed at business users, but said nothing. Anyone remember the CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS going on about his mac or something?

I didn't like the "real people" ads (I could hit that dork singing "I like big butts") but these are EXCELLENT.
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I have bought 3 songs so far (including Sarah McLachlan's new song Fallen - very good) and I have very amazed at how good AAC really sounds. Definitely better than MP3 at a lower bitrate.
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I have bought 3 songs so far (including Sarah McLachlan's new song Fallen - very good) and I have very amazed at how good AAC really sounds. Definitely better than MP3 at a lower bitrate.
I encode everything into AAC, becasue when I first head it, I was awestruck at the quality for such a low bitrate.
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There selection still needs to grow. I couldn't find the Presidents, Metallica, Jimmy Falllon, Most Electronica. But I was very pleased with the classical selection. Some of the albums in the classical section are like $5 pretty sweet if you ask me.
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