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Samsung preparing iTunes-like service

updated 07:45 am EST, Mon October 31, 2005

Samsung iTunes service

Samsung is preparing to launch an online music service that will compete with iTunes. Telecoms Korea reports that the manufacturing giant will create a music service to help sell MP3 players and compete with the iPod, which could represent a major threat to Apple's dominance: "As Apple achieved a big success in global MP3 player market with I-Tunes service, Samsung wants to rollout a similar strategy. For that matter, Samsung has allegedly cooperated with several partners at home and abroad to develop a rivaling service platform to I-Tunes and plans to launch the service sooner rather than later. If Samsung launches its version of I-Tunes service, it is expected to be a major threat to Apple." The rumored service follows Apple's recent with Samsung and possible investigation of both Apple and Samsung by the Korean government for possible antitrust violations.

by MacNN Staff





  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Stupid Story

    Are stories like these meant to irritate people? Why do they write stupid stuff like "if Samsung launches its version of I-Tunes service, it is expected to be a major threat to Apple." without any information to back up that claim? Why are they expected to me a major threat when Microsoft, Buy Music, Napster, Rhapsody, Walmart, Virgin, Yahoo, and everyone else isn't?

  1. kaisdaddy

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Yep, Samsung. Mmhmmm. They're going to be the next iTunes killer. They're serious this time - they said sooner rather than later! Somehow I can't remember the last time Samsung dominated with anything other than memory sticks and flat panel displays...

  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I'd like to know what bloody moron is going to want to pay $2.95USD PLUS air charges to buy and download a song to their phone when they can get it for 99c at a connection speed much faster than that of cell phones. According to Samsung, there is a market consisting of idiots willing to pay a total of $4-5 for a song. Yes, this is a REAAAAAL threat to iTunes! LOLOLLLLLLLLLL!!

    I think people should stick to what they do best. When something is not your thing, STAY OUT OF IT!

  1. hardcat1970

    Joined: Dec 1969



    they didn't say it will launce the store in usa or in korea?

    If it is in Korea, that will be great news for them because most Koreans like to support their own home made stuff.

  1. xmas1888

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Does anyone know what this "I-Tunes" thing is. Something so obscure I would imagine could be beaten by samsung.

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