cnet claims it’s a gutting
that rings true considering so much of apple’s process is non-automated as they have kept control over the public face of their products.
assuming that’s totally wrong (which is a lot more fun) and this is a play for cloud streaming, it strikes me how apple is always 3/4ths of a step ahead of the market. Nothing too out there, not even executing all that brilliant, but just forward leaning enough in a sexy, swarthy turtleneck.
Speaking of not executing all that well… what’s the asinine part of iTunes? Sync’ing, downloading and actual physical management of the files – it’s the thing that drives mildly techie people batshit insane. What a happy coincidence (?) if the thing they paid the least attention to in the design of iTunes is the next thing to drop off the table. Were they being sloppy? or visionary in their prioritization?