Thanks to the iPod, Apple is the new king of digital music, but are they are playing fair? Apple even has U2 on their side. Bono and The Edge are scheduled to appear with Steve Jobs at an upcoming Apple PR event.
People can criticize anyone, (n this case Apple, for all they want for what they are doing now and in the future. However, don’t even begin to talk about all of this open-source crap! It’s Bull %*#@ to say that Apple is going about their front game in the digital music industry all wrong. The reason is that Microsoft and other competitors are doing the same thing just with more technologies. Examples include a wider range of music source support on players and jukeboxes. Anyway, what I am saying is that all of this bologna about Apple making another wrong turn in its endeavors like people claim they did with their Apple Mac’s initial introduction years ago, is crap! Competitors like Microsoft are the kings of proprietary! Microsoft and Sony have capitalized on this tactic for years and will continue to do so, in this industry and the many other revolving technical industries they have their hands on. Examples include Sony’s “memory card” used for some of their personal cameras in previous years, and Microsoft’s “WMA” file format.
Teaming with a solid band such as U2 is only a partnership to what both parties believe is for the good of the industry as a whole. This good obviously plays into both Apple’s and U2’s success as well, but without the industry pioneering in the manner Apple is directing, labels may lose profit margins, and artists may notice an overall decrease in album success.
All in all, Apple is once again showing the world there is better technology out there and that they can handle this industry as well as others with ingenuity and character. Jealousy has definitely sunk in among the competition right above its idolization factor 😉
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.