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Apple Breaks Single Download Barriers for iTunes Downloads
Once again Apple has shown that it intends to make use of the $1billion center for streaming media to its group of mobile devices. The Cupertino is making music publishers permit the users to download purchased music again via iTunes Store.
This would allow users to download music again when the original files are no longer on their devices. So if you ever lose any song, you can download it from Apple as many times as you want. Previously, Apple used iTunes’ buying power as a club to make music labels give up objections about DRM free downloading in return for high prices.
Apple is planning these changes with Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, EMI Group Limited, and Warner Music Group. Now users can use the same id to download songs to various Apple devices.
The present scenario requires users to pay for the music they download from iTunes library. This new deal will give users a permanent backup to rely on, in case their tracks are deleted. Now users can also download music to iPhone, iPod, and iPad that are linked to a single iTunes account. This would mean that the music content would be globally available.
There is also a deal according to which, the iTunes music preview will be 90 seconds long, which is thrice the earlier limit of 30 seconds.
As said by Bloomberg, Apple might be closer to the global access to the content that is stored centrally on internet. According to a plan of MobileMe, the $99 per year service would become free of cost. Now users will be able to store emails, contacts, photos, and other types of content on Apple servers. They can then access this content via wireless connection.
There have been no comments yet from Apple and the concerned music groups.
What do you think about the rumor? Do you think it’s true? Let’s hope it is…
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