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Michael CM1
Jan 6, 2009, 03:55 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090106/bs_nm/us_apple_macworld

I don't get how the removal of all DRM in 3 months is "disappointing." That's huge news (millions of songs huge). I think the people covering this are still expecting the next iPhone to be unveiled every year, so when the JesusPod isn't released, all the analysts who apparently look at these rumor sites dump the stock.

This is one major reason Apple is leaving Macworld. Decide when to launch products yourself instead of some arbitrary date when stuff may or may not be ready. They started doing that with the SDK event last year. When the next big news event needs to be held, call one of those shiny press conferences in Cupertino. People will flock, items will sell.



Trip.Tucker
Jan 6, 2009, 03:58 PM
Interesting take, you make some good points.

Michael CM1
Jan 6, 2009, 05:11 PM
Interesting take, you make some good points.

Part of it was from collective stuff I read, but it also just makes sense after reading that. I think Apple really set the bar too high with the iPhone being released at Macworld. It's hard to hit that kind of a home run.

I'm hoping that leaving MW will allow Apple to have a better flow of devices throughout the year. The Mac Mini, iMac, and Mac Pro obviously need updating, and there will be new LED cinema displays just like the 24".

Still, the removal of DRM from iTunes is a psycho-huge deal. The rumors sites may spoil it for some, but that's only because anything and everything is posted here.

BayouBengal
Jan 6, 2009, 11:02 PM
I agree with Leo Laporte and what he said in the past on his Macbreak Weekly podcast, Apple likes to be in control and set dates. Just think, from now on when Apple invites members of the press to Cupertino for a press conference, it's probably going to be an interesting announcement. This way, it's done on Apple's terms and noone elses.