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How Apple could sell lots more .Mac memberships
Authored by: gshenaut on Oct 18, '05 06:28:03PM
Look, Apple owns the iTunes music store, right? And, there are already copies of every audio and video file in the Apple->iTunes database, right? Well, why not give .Mac members the right to back up an unlimited number of purchased audios & videos, simply by keeping track of what they've purchased and allowing them downloads in perpetuity from their .Mac account? This would cost Apple almost nothing, it would free up disk space for many .Mac customers, and it would add tremendous value to the .Mac concept.

Whaddya think?

Greg Shenaut

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How Apple could sell lots more .Mac memberships
Authored by: sjk on Oct 18, '05 10:57:25PM

I think that's a smart idea.



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How Apple could sell lots more .Mac memberships
Authored by: adrianm on Oct 22, '05 06:03:12AM

It's a fairly naive idea. If apple did this, it would be *their* responsibility to keep all *your* music.

What if they decide to drop music from the catalog in 20 years.... 5 years.... 6 months? they'd have to ensure you could still download it if you wanted it.

This is like expecting the local cd record shop to keep a pristine copy of every vinyl record you ever bought in case you lost yours.



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How Apple could sell lots more .Mac memberships
Authored by: damacintosh on Oct 19, '05 07:04:33AM

Great idea! I also always felt that we should be able to re-download a music file after it was purchased. While I do keep a backup of my system it would be nice to have a 2nd option. And as a .Mac member I agree it would add tremendous value to using, signing up for, and renewing a .Mac subscription.



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