iTunes on Android? Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reckons the Cupertino company should make it happen.
Woz was giving a question and answer session on Slashdot, in which he also criticised Apple’s litigious nature. Read on to see why he’s talking a lot of sense.
“Apple’s real rise from the small market-share Macintosh company to the iProducts of today began with iTunes and iPod,” Woz wrote. “This turned out to be a second huge business which roughly doubled Apple’s ‘size’. If you remember, we ported iTunes to Windows. We now addressed 100 percent of the world’s market with this integrated system (iPod/iTunes) and it began the era of Apple that we are now in.
“So why don’t we port iTunes to Android? I love Apple products and iTunes and wish it were on my Android products too.”
It’d make sense, opening up the world of iTunes to those with cheaper mobiles and tablets who don’t want to splurge on a pricey Apple. Android handsets account for more than half sold worldwide now, after all. Though if you did have iTunes on your Android phone, you’d be less likely to drop hundreds on an iPod or iPhone.
Still, we’d love to see it happen. Provided Apple can iron out the bugs that still plague iTunes, that is.
Woz also praised larger phones, and lamented that he wished that “instead of all these lawsuits Apple was sitting down and cross-licensing with the other players”. Fair point, Woz. Fair point.
Link: CNET UK