Re: more openness?
@snunyc> "apple is surprisingly late to the party when it comes to streaming music services"
You're not wrong. iTunes Radio is quite decent mind you, but it's not quite the same as some of the other services out there. My assumption is that they resisted all you can eat streaming services in preference to trying to persuade you to buy the music instead of paying to stream it. However, it seems that everybody and their dog is trying to move their customer base to subscription services these days, as it's a good way to get an ongoing recurring revenue stream safe in the knowledge that if the user ever stops paying, they have nothing to show for it. It's like doing lease purchase on a car; you get to drive an awesome care for $300/month but when your contract ends after 2 years you realize you've paid out $7,200 and you have no car. So what do you do? You either sign up for another leaSe or you bite the bullet and buy a car outright. Either way the auto dealer is happy.