Cost to Apple of Updating iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MehhhBlahBlah, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. MehhhBlahBlah macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    Does anyone know what it costs Apple every time they make a new version of iTunes?
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Depends on how much of an update it is. And it gets even more complicated if you considered how much it'd cost Apple to not update iTunes!
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Are you serious? How could anyone possibly answer that??


    It costs £5.50. Definitely.
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    You're wrong. It costs the price of a kidney. ;)
  5. MehhhBlahBlah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    Just curious, I didn't realize I was offending anyone by asking that.
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    All depends on how long they take between upgrades, and how many people and buildings are used for the iTunes staff. Then add to that the costs they may need to buy new technology, if they add IP owned by someone else.

    Though there is the direct cost of training staff and customer service, along with all the bandwidth cost in taking the upgrade live.

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