Apple Threatens to Close iTunes Store

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  1. iPTF_BROWSER

    iPTF_BROWSER Active Member

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    I don't think they would really close it.
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    Thats all talk. They wouldnt dare shut-down the itunes store.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If they lose money every time someone buys a song, it would be in their best interest to shut down the operation. Did you read the whole article? It explained their reasoning quite well.
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    If there losing money, yes, yes they would.
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    That would suck if they did have to close it...
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    they would keep the app store tho

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    i mean honestly how many people actually fill their library from the itunes store?
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    Oh there are tons of people who still buy Media from the iTunes store.
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    Agreed. Although I can't understand why 9 to 15 Cents would deter anyone from buying music though. I do believe they would close it down if they were losing money, that's obvious.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The "9 to 15" cents is to be paid by Apple, they could easily raise the price to cover the higher royalty. However, that would mean no more $.99 songs, which is near and dear to Apple.

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