Microsoft: 'You Shouldn't Expect an iTunes App on Windows 8 Any Time Soon'

Microsoft: 'You Shouldn't Expect an iTunes App on Windows 8 Any Time Soon'

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Microsoft has revealed that despite its best efforts Apple isn't interested in creating a Windows 8 app for iTunes 'any time soon', reports CNN. The company says nearly all major apps will be available via the new Windows 8 user interface by this fall; however, iTunes is unlikely.

"You shouldn't expect an iTunes app on Windows 8 any time soon," said Tami Reller, chief financial officer of Microsoft's Windows division. "iTunes is in high demand. The welcome mat has been laid out. It's not for lack of trying."

Of course, users will still be able to download iTunes for use in "Desktop" mode; however, tablets running Windows RT, such as the Surface RT, are not able to run desktop applications.

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Microsoft: 'You Shouldn't Expect an iTunes App on Windows 8 Any Time Soon'
Neil - May 12, 2013 at 2:15pm
What you lot don't understand is unless you get the pro version it's just a tablet not a full pc with windows there's no iTunes for android or ipad either you don't need iTunes on a surface
angryboy - May 10, 2013 at 10:57pm
To all you Apple ass-lickers..... The reason MS won't release Office for iOS is because Apple is requiring 35% share of the profits. MS gains nothing from crappy iTunes. I am so glad I'm slowly moving away from old-school, greedy Apple. I just got the HTC One last week and what a HUGE improvement over my jailbroken iPhone 4S. The surface does suck, but in a year or two it will better the iPad and I won't hesitate to move into a Democracy of an Operating System. I'm already in the process of migrating from my iMac to my Windows8 A-I-O. Freedom!!
shawn - May 15, 2013 at 3:21am
Its easy to go around the Apple 30% cut. Just have users to pay for it on MSFT webpage. Many apps does like this. For example Dark Horse comics. All their special/bundles are only on their webpage. Buy them there = no Apple 30% cut and synced into iOS. BTW. I guess you are a bit uneducated about the "30%" tax. iTunes store was a break even venture for over 5 years. Especially movies/music where the cut is 9-11%. I guess you believe that servers and bandwidth are free? I also dont understand how its ok to pay gamestop 50% when you buy a game there, but its evil to pay Apple 30% when you buy a game with them? Same with Office. When you buy office in a computer store, their cut is MORE then 30%. Guess that its OK also? Please study some IT and come back in 20 years when you understand that X86 is not the best processor in the world or that MSFT have never released a good OS (its their business model: they need people to upgrade). Apple is evil for their 37% profit. But MSFT is good because of their 57% profit. Apple is evil because is closed. But MSFT is good because Win8 with EFI secure boot don't allow you to install any other OS then Windows. Apple is evil for their 30% cut. But MSFT is good when they take a 30% cut in their App store. and more and more and more....
iCrunch - May 10, 2013 at 8:09pm
Fuck you, Microsoft. Apple may change its mind after you, at LONG last, deliver Office for iOS! For those who care anyway, which doesn't include me.
Camfella - May 10, 2013 at 3:33pm
We should ask Bill Gates if this means Surface RT users are "frustrated".LOL
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