(WiredPRNews.com) – Have you just recently bought an iPod or iPhone and want to fill it with all of your favorite music, but do not want to have to pay .99 cents for each song? Well for future iPod/iPhone buyers you simply may not have to anymore. Lately Apple has been in talks to start adding a price to their iPod/iPhones that will cover access to their music store for free. Perhaps this recent change was affected by Nokia’s new campaign to give music access to buyers for $80 extra or maybe because Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, has a plan to sell 10 million iPhones this year.
Apple’s program, however, will differ greatly from Nokia’s. Studies show that the average iPod/iPhone user downloads at the very least 20 tracks from the iTunes music store thus, Apple will only be charging a $20 plus the cost of the device. After someone has bought the device and paid the twenty dollars they are allowed unlimited access to the music store for the remaining life of the device and can even keep what they buy after the device has died. This decision was made because most Apple supporters change their devices frequently. Nokia’s, “Comes with Music” campaign does not allow users to listen to the music once their subscription (one year) has ended.
While this new deal, might be very attractive for Apple supporters or even for those who are looking to a buy a new mp3 player or cellphone, the final details have not been sorted out yet. While in the past Apple has not been so keen on selling subscriptions, unlimited access to iTunes seems to make the iPod/iPhone a more attractive device to own.
Ali Qamar Staff Reporter – WiredPRNews.com