I think it’s great that Apple and EMI are dropping the DRM from all new music and I also applaud them for offering 256 kbps AAC encoding. All for 30c or 20p more!
I am not a massive iTunes purchaser as I don’t listen to huge amounts of music in my iPod. When I do it’s usually ripped from CD.
But if got me thinking.
What about all those iTuners, either buying new content or upgrading their existing music to the higher rate. Effectively they could see their content double in size, or another way of looking at it their iPod’s capacity halved.
Call it a gut feeling or possibly mac fan intuition.
May will see the launch of selected new content at the higher rate. At the WWDC in June or thereabouts we will see new iPods launched.
I can picture SJ at the lectern now…
“You can now buy super high-quality tracks through iTunes. Just one more thing look at these wizzy new bigger iPods, you can put all those larger files on” said Mr Jobs.
If you think about it, it would be such an ‘Appley’ thing to do. It’s a well known fact that the iPods are coming to the end of their cycle. However, I have no idea if there will be a model with a full touch screen.
Call it a Macspiracy Theory.