updated 09:10 am EDT, Wed June 2, 2004
iPod partnerships needed
BusinessWeek's Peter Burrows says that Apple and consider adding more choices for consumers, including more iPod models and a subscription-based pricing model for music downloads: "Jobs needs to remember the prime lesson of the Mac: Make friends -- lots of friends. While the Mac was an early hit, Apple couldn't keep up against the investments of Microsoft, Intel, and a gang of rivals.... Jobs also should rethink his views on subscriptions. He has refused to offer them, saying music fans want to own rather than "rent" their favorite songs. But more than 1 million people now have online music subscriptions."