updated 02:25 am EDT, Thu August 5, 2004
Mot-iTunes has no downside
The Motorola-iTunes deal announced last month has few--if any--downsides, allowing Apple to test a new market for its music downloads because battery life is likely to be barrier to (extensive) song playback on any cell phone, according to BusinessWeek: "It's clear that Jobs's decision to hook up with Motorola won't threaten the iPod's position in the near term. And the harmonious arrangement could well enhance Apple's position in the digital-music market and cement iTunes as the preferred digital jukebox for handheld devices. What's not to like?"