Real attacking apple ...

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  1. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    Freedom of music choice has been launched by Real as an answer/attack to apple iTMS ...

    "“Don’t Let Apple Break Your iPod!” Sign up*and tell the Apple you want the right to choose where you get your music." <<< Crap!!

    Real music site

    News about it...

    I don't know how legal real is playing but IMO they are on the dirty side...
     
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    Hehe, sounds about right. ;)

    I think Real is wrong in what they're doing, but all this is going to do is allow people more choices to get their music, that's all. Its almost like how Apple made preview for us to view our .pdf files. Don't you think Adobe wants us to go through their own viewer instead of Apple's? Well of course, but hey, if Apple makes a better viewer than Adobe does, then...... ;)
     
  4. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    Ding Ding Ding....we have a winner....
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    I support Real on this issue, and I signed their petition. Here's what I said:

     
  6. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Anybody else bored with Real's desperate attempts?! All Real wants to do is to get people using their proprietary DRM format instead of Apple's proprietary DRM format, poorly citing freedom of use for the consumer, whilst at the same time conveniently ignoring the fact that the iPod supports songs ripped from any CD and also supports the popular mp3 format.

    It's obvious that Real's approach is nothing more than a publicity stunt and it reeks of desperation...it's almost enough to make you feel sorry for them... :rolleyes:
     
  7. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Great letter! :D
     
  8. AmigoMac thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No success...

    Have you read all of them? :D :D ... seems to be, you're the only one supporting that ;) ... I'll write something in that petition :p
     
  9. munkle macrumors 68030

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    I just read the thread and wow, talk about a campaign backfiring! What's the betting that Real will erase the comments and still claim that loads of people signed up for their petition! :rolleyes:
     
  10. spookykids macrumors member

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    Fear the 96 total signatures! Be afraid, be very afraid!!

    :p
     
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    Wow, I hadn't read any of those :eek:
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Well I couldn't find the petition in 5 seconds or less, so I didn't sign it, but yeah, more stores to choose from is a good thing. ;)
     
  13. Nik_Doof macrumors regular

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    Hahahahahah AHAHAHAHAHAHahahahahah hahah HAHAHHAH, *wipes tears from his eyes*. and Real really think that this will stop them getting sued by Apple?
     
  14. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Abstract the petition is a really small text-link at the top left of the page just below the massive "Get Real Petition PRO for only $49.95/year" button ;).

    Rock on Rob's FUD is just depressing.

    I suggest no one wastes their bandwidth on clicking the link and giving them hits at all. Do you really need to read a page with "news" articles quoting anonymous posters on message boards about how terrible the iTMS is?
     
  15. mvc macrumors 6502a

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    Now theres a Team..

    Y'know, REAL and SCO seem to be very similar scavengers, scrabbling to tear fetid hunks off the decaying carcass of the post-dot.com internet rather than find fresh meat.

    I suggest a merger, perhaps they could take a few letters from each company and call themselves LOSER. :cool:
     
  16. ifjake macrumors 6502a

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    real is kinda pathetic, but apple is being rather short sighted with their "me only" additude. if they let people put music from other stores on it, the iPod has the real potential to be the digital "walkman" that it almost but not quite is. besides there still is a lot of music that iTMS doesn't have. it would be nice to shop around to get what you're actually looking for.
     
  17. 7on macrumors 601

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    And I doubt Real can get Music iTMS doesn't already have.
     
  18. Koree macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone actualy feel annoyed how you can't play your music on more then 5 computer? A lot of the articles talking about this says how it limits it, i mean, you can deauthorize computer and such. And really i like apple's fairplay agreement, i think it is a great way for me to get my music legally.
     
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    Going from 3 to 5 is an improvement, most other services don't even let you put the music on a MP3 Player and is to do with DRM which everyone is using, so I think Apple has set up a good set of rules
     
  20. painimies macrumors member

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    That petition thread is hilarious. Check out this post from Jacko:

    "59.Michael Jackson:
    The best endorsment you could find is from Devo!? I can give you Tito's number, all you have to do is ask."

    LOL
     
  21. toughboy macrumors 6502a

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    crash'em all apple.. real is really crazy to hope some public support with this... :D :D :D
     
  22. Fukui macrumors 68000

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    Galser, we have a problem... Sorry, Real, your whole failure to get a fairplay licence was from your CEO's lack of tact. Apple has licenced Fairplay/iTunes (motorola, AOL, HP) and I'm sure they didn't get it by first threatening to go with "MS or else." Then they blame apple for being "closed..." I wouldn't do business with them either.

    All I can say is, nice iPod site!
     
  23. aethier macrumors 6502a

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    from yahoo

    yup that technology is sooo revolutionary. real sure never stops their great innovation, apple beware...

    </sarcasm>

    aethier

    oh and this....

    also from yahoo, unless they mean subscription based store market leader, and not market leader of all stores, i don';t know who they had to pay to get that in print.
     
  24. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Hee hee! I love the signatures! Of course, if it ever is sent to Apple, Real will strip them and just send the names. Someone needs to archive them so they don't get tossed. God, what a dumb-ass move on Real's part to allow commentary.
     
  25. Megaquad macrumors 6502a

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    Someone should hack that site, seriously :rolleyes:

    I can't wait for Real to roll-out that service and then Apple releases iPod update which disables it! Muahaaha!

    Edit: Can someone please make a counter-petition so we can all collect thousands of signatures against Real and their crappy products.
     

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