Apple co-founder Steve Woz dropped a shocker by asking why it was ok to release iTunes for Windows and not for Android? It is a reasonable question since we can all agree that Microsoft is an enormous competitor for Apple. A release of iTunes to the windows users meant greater than before cash flow through sales of music by the use of iTunes. Android has a 68% share of devices in the world.
Seems Woz realized that Apple’s closed system has denied a possible stream of income from the Android users.
Here is a word for word quote from Woz via “Ask Woz Anything” session on apple.slashdot.org
“Apple’s real rise from the small market-share Macintosh company to the iProducts of today began with iTunes and the iPod. This turned out to be a second huge business which roughly doubled Apple’s ‘size’. If you remember, we ported iTunes to Windows. We now addressed 100% of the world’s market with this integrated system (iPod/iTunes) and it began the era of Apple that we are now in. So why don’t we port iTunes to Android? Did something get closed up? I love Apple products and iTunes and wish it were on my Android products too”.
Who knows whether Google would have commenced Google music if Apple had released iTunes for Android?
Original picture of Steve and Steve from raynoreport.com (edited by Eric McBride)