What Happened To iTunes Plus?

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  1. 210 macrumors regular

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    I recall Steve Jobs saying that half of the songs on iTunes will be available as iTunes Plus by the end of the year. As we have only 3 more months to go, there doesn't seem to be any progression since the EMI announcement. I converted my songs to iTunes Plus back in May and have had no information to convert any more since then.

    What's going on?
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Universal threw (not through :rolleyes:) a wobbly and struck out on its own. I guess Sony and Warner are waiting to see how that goes before they commit.
     
  3. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Apple has to answer Amazon's call to war, IMO. 256k non-DRM albums for $6? That's in the "impulse buy" range for me and is something that Apple can't match right now.

    MWSF could be huge for the iTS, but I really home that they don't wait that long.
     
  4. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    The albums aren't $6, after a quick look most are $8.99,
    But still a good deal for DRM free tunes.
     
  5. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Half the albums I looked for yesterday were $6.99 ... most every track I saw was 10% less than is on iTunes.

    I can imagine a model in the very near future where, when I buy a CD, Amazon sends me an email saying, "Thanks for buying %CD%, we'll ship it out to you ASAP. In the meantime, here's a digital download for you to enjoy. Thanks for using Amazon.com!"

    If Apple is going to maintain their stranglehold on the market, Amazon can not go unanswered.
     
  6. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    After reading this thread I visited the iTunes Plus Store and I had two new music videos to upgrade. So maybe there are new additions, but it's being done quietly?
     

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  7. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Massive Attack is still EMI, so I suppose that maybe EMI is slowly releasing its catalogue a bit at a time.

    That, or EMI/Apple is slow on upgrading all the videos to iTunes Plus.

    In any case, I don't expect that any of the major labels will be jumping to iTunes Plus anytime soon. Amazon just struck a huge blow to iTunes game plan and the labels now have a bargaining chip.
     
  8. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I didn't know that. (You really do learn something new everyday. :D )


    I hope that the new Amazon store is a major success and forces the iTunes Store to be competitive.
     
  9. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    I'm just annoyed your not allowed to choose which tracks you want to upgrade.

    They force you to do all, or nothing. :(
     
  10. R A Softlad macrumors newbie

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    The new release of iTunes seems to have done away with the upgrade to iTunes Plus option.

    I had $78 of upgrades this morning, couldn't download them and now can't find them to download.
     
  11. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I was able to upgrade 45 songs this morning. I guess once this is officially announced (if it ever gets officially announced), it'll work better. :)
     
  12. R A Softlad macrumors newbie

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    So iTunes Plus has been made live again as of 9pm ET. However all the music I had to upgrade to has now gone... very strange.
     
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  14. Bern macrumors 68000

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    Same here. For only a couple of days there were three albums in my Plus account for me to buy as upgrades yet whenever I hit the buy button Apple would give me a "no longer available for purchase" pop-up. Now they're gone completely, that really blows!
     
  15. joelovesapple macrumors 6502a

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    This just gets more and more rediculous the more I go on the store. LABELS, Where are my friggin' upgrades? Make up your mind!

    Jeez.:p
     

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