I'm pretty sure they have some kind of a system that makes it hard to hijack paypal accounts.. otherwise the service wouldn't be so popular. I think this is just great news, because in finland for instance it's pretty hard to get a credit card unless you have good incomes. Luckily visa electron works with iTMS. anyway I guess this is good especially thinking about the younger customers (who now are the ones downloading the tracks off gnutella/torrent).Koodauw said:Ugh. Not sure how I feel about this. What is the benefits of using paypal to pay for iTunes? I can now hi-jack someones paypal account and buy itunes with it? Go out looting a bunch of stuff, sell it on ebay, except paypal, Buy iTunes!
I dont know, eBay and paypal have been heading downwards, not sure how this helps Apple.
The reason iTunes is limited to some parts of the world is due to copyright issues (the fact that copyright in the same work might be held by different "owners" in different jurisdictions), and accepting PayPal is irrelevant to that.aswitcher said:This is the absolutely perfect opportuntity for the rest of the world to get access to ITMS via verified credit cards and Paypal, and this offer is USA only. There really is no excuse for Apple now. Sure antifraud reasons may have limited the user base to parts of the world BUT with Paypal to cover this risk they could open it up to all english speakers right now with minimum risk. Sure UK users might go cheaper by buying directly from the States, and they might find launching new stores having less fanfair and sales, but so what? This would push the world wide sales of the iPod for English speakers in Australia, NZ, Ireland as well as those wanting English music throughout Asia (a HUGE market). Oh well....
They had a day-long outage and you've written them off?narco said:I would have been excited about this, but Paypal has totally gone downhill as of late.
So presumably, I can't just switch my existing account to use PayPal and get the free songs. I have to open a second one, right? Or has anyone tried it with their existing account.The first 500,000 customers to open a new iTunes account in the US using PayPal as their form of payment before March 31, 2005, will receive five free songs.