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    Default What ever happened to Apple being the nice guys?

    So, as much as I hate music labels, I find myself actually siding with them on this.

    Amazon apparently recently started working out deals with music labels, where they get access to certain songs the day before street date, and they would have special deals on that day. Well, when Apple found out about this, instead of trying to compete with them, they decided to tell the labels that if they kept letting Amazon do that, then they would take their ball and go home. Unfortunately, several labels have already pulled back online release not only the day before street date, but the day of as well.

    To be fair, I'm pretty removed from the problem since most of the music I like is over a hundred years old or made in Norway... But it still irks me to see Apple being such a dick. Sure, innovation and competition is fine...as long as it's for our gain.

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    Default Re: What ever happened to Apple being the nice guys?

    Yet another reason to fuel my hatred of apple!

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    Default Re: What ever happened to Apple being the nice guys?

    Quote Originally Posted by HackSore View Post
    Yet another reason to fuel my hatred of apple!

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    Default Re: What ever happened to Apple being the nice guys?

    apple has been screwed since the first day i used it..... reason?


    they have just added more reason to hate them over the years
    funky color bubble computers...
    ipods that die just after the warranty ends...
    over priced intels...
    need i say more?


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    Default Re: What ever happened to Apple being the nice guys?

    This is pretty much the way Apple has always been.
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    Default Re: What ever happened to Apple being the nice guys?

    Steve Jobs looks pissed off all the time, as well. That can't be good for his blood pressure... that and those turtle necks might be too tight. :\

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    Default Re: What ever happened to Apple being the nice guys?

    Even though this will not affect me in any way since I buy my music in CD (or even DVD) format, I still think the music labels should have told apple to go pound sand (or apples). Yes, iTunes is making them money, but it is also a large revenue stream for apple and threatening to just stop that revenue was a weak threat at best.
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    Default Re: What ever happened to Apple being the nice guys?

    I like Amazon MP3 better; they have mp3s and charge less than iTunes for every song/album that I've seen so far, although I still like to have the physical CD, unless there is a large price difference.
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    Default Re: What ever happened to Apple being the nice guys?

    Oh yeah, just remembered something. Cables for iPods won't work with iPhones and vice versa. I still can't figure out any good reason for that except for raised profits (those cables are like $20 apiece and only about 2-3' long).

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    Default Re: What ever happened to Apple being the nice guys?

    Apple pisses me off. They want to be in control of everything.

    Now they are suing HTC.
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