Do you guys buy everything from the Apple ecosystem (iTunes and iBooks)?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Kendo, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    Or do you switch it up with Amazon MP3's and Kindle books?

    The anal retentive part of me wants to keep everything within the Apple ecosystem. So far I have only purchased iTunes songs and was planning on buying the Steve Jobs biography and I'm torn whether to go the Kindle route or iBooks route.

    The Kindle version seems more appropriate since I can read the books on just about any device, but there is something appealing about buying a book about Steve Jobs on iBooks.
  2. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    Norman, OK
    No. I steal virtually everything.

    For media I do pay for, I buy songs on iTunes (maybe two a year) and books via Amazon. Reading on an iPad/iPhone/Mac sucks. Kindle DX FTW.
  3. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind
    I purchase most of my music from Amazon and my books from either Amazon or iBooks (when I have a gift card).

    The music syncs right into iTunes, so no hassle.
  4. Drunken Master macrumors 65816

    Drunken Master

    Jul 19, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I mix up music; if it's a really great album, then I'll get the CD or vinyl. Otherwise iTunes.

    Don't really read ebooks, just the real thing.
  5. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    With music it doesn't really matter where you buy it from, you can still import it into iTunes.
  6. likemyorbs macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2008
  7. decafjava macrumors 68020


    Feb 7, 2011
    CDs or iTunes, I only recently found that I can buy MP3s from as before it was only on the US/UK store. Prefer downloads these days for space considerations. :cool:

    iBooks, naw, I got quite a few Project Gutenberg books to try it out but the iPhone is not that great for reading. The only book I bought is the Infinity Blade:Awakening just because it is really cheap and a quick read.:eek:

    I'll look into getting a Kindle I think to read proper e-books on a comfortable screen. ;)
  8. wvuwhat macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2007
    If it's a CD I really want, I'll buy the deluxe album from iTune's. Other than that, every song I buy is on Amazon. I bought Job's book on iBooks, but that's my only online book purchase. I hardly ever read, but when I do get a book, I buy it from Amazon, read it, then trade it back in.
  9. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Amazon is my first choice for CDs. (Also eBay for 2nd hand discs.)
    For downloads I go to Passionata, Pristine Classical and eClassical — reasonable prices and they offer Flac.

    Hardcovers it is Amazon or Foyles.
    eBooks… the few I have bought have all been via Amazon.

    So what do I get from the iTunes store? Nothing apart from Apps…

    I am obviously not an "ideal" Apple, Inc. Customer. ;)
  10. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    Vast majority of music comes from iTunes. I have been purchasing a few albums from Amazon but I like iTunes so I buy more stuff from there. Don't read that much so books aren't an option for me. Never bought a movie or video either.
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Music - I don't buy many songs, but I buy mainly from iTunes.

    Books - I buy books exclusively from Amazon. I would rather read on my Kindle than on my iPhone. Also I can borrow ebooks from my library and read them on my Kindle.

    Movies - I don't buy many movies but get them from iTunes when I do.
  12. Mr. McMac Suspended

    Mr. McMac

    Dec 21, 2009
    Far away from liberals
    I don't buy media from Apple. I buy the real thing such as Vinyl, CD's, Bluray, and Books
  13. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    I occasionally buy movies and music on iTunes, but the majority of my collection is on CDs and DVDs. I buy books on my Kindle.
  14. steve2112 macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
    I've never bought any media from Apple. I started buying from Amazon back when iTunes was still using DRM and I have stuck with them. I like the Kindle, so I also buy ebooks from Amazon. For movies, I am lazy. I usually just wait for it to show up on Netflix or something.
  15. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    Me too! I can't remember the last time I actually paid for software. Though sometimes I will listen to a song on youtube and then if I like it enough, I will buy it on iTunes. I also use [torrent website here] for downloading songs
  16. macinnv macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    I used to buy everything but I buy less and less these days from iTunes. The only time I buy iTunes if they price isnt a big difference. Amazon is way cheaper on a lot of media. A new album that costs 9.99 on iTunes goes for 4.99 on Amazon. Its worth the two seconds to manually import it into iTunes.

    As for books - I read a lot and used to love iBooks. With the latest updates though, Kindle is on par and with some features even better than iBooks. Also, books tend to be a lot cheaper too.
  17. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Games from Amazon or wherever the best deal may be (recently picked up the new Wii Zelda limited edition, 3DS Mario, PS3 UMvC3, PC Skyrim and PS3 Rayman for under £100).
    Books from Kindles shop.
    Music from CDs or free game-rips.
    TV shows ripped from DVDs.
    Films on Bluray.
  18. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Books I still mostly buy (or order) in bookshops, but I have, on occasion, bought something I couldn't otherwise obtain from Amazon. I like the physical sensation of holding a book in my hand, and so have not graduated to Kindle yet.

    Re music, I still buy CDs, - which I rip onto iTunes - and I have never downloaded something from iTunes yet. This is mainly because some of my preferences were so obscure that iTunes store never featured them when I went looking for them. Of course, I have bought CDs from Amazon, as well as from high street specialist music shops, or stores.

    So, no, I don't buy everything from the Apple (or from any other) economic ecosystem.
  19. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Music I buy from iTunes, for my books, I buy mostly from amazon for my kindle, though I will buy an iBook from time to time.
  20. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    Kindle bookstore. I usually use iTunes for music, just because it's convenient. And the last time I tried to use Amazon music wasn't available in Canada. No idea if that's changed as I haven't tried since then!
  21. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire
    Music on iTunes and Kindle books from Amazon. I found the Kindle app much better then the iBook app although you have to buy books from their website.
  22. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2011
    sometimes I erm borrow music from other sites.... maybe keep....
  23. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    I buy CDs and blurays mainly from amazon, vinyl from Acoustic Sounds, and subscribe to MOG. I have bought less than 5 songs from iTunes.

    For books, I mainly use Amazon...hardback and digital. I like the flexibility of reading on the Kindle, iPad, and iPhone.
  24. swedefish macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2008
    I buy apps and albums for artists I want to support. It has also happened that I've rented a movie. I rip music videos off youtube and import and as for eBooks, I use the Kindle app on my iPad. I'd buy more music if it was cheaper--I can often buy two albums at discount in store for the same price as one album on iTunes.
  25. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    I buy music and movies and tv shows from iTunes. I'm still old school when it comes to books. I prefer words printed on paper.

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