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IPhone users: Will you buy your music through Amazon or Apple?

L.A. Times 2013/01/18 16:00:00
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Amazon.com has launched a mobile version of its MP3 store for the iPhone and iPod Touch, giving users a way to buy songs from the online retailer with their devices. The new store is a Web app, meaning Apple device users can access it using the Safari browser.

By building a Web app rather than an app users have to download from the Apple App Store, Amazon doesn't have to give Apple the typical 30% cut developers pay the Cupertino company when someone buys their app or something within their app.

Now iPhone and iPod Touch users "can access Amazon’s huge catalog of music, features like personalized recommendations, deals like albums for $5, songs for $0.69, and they can buy their music once and use it everywhere,” said Steve Boom, vice president of Amazon Music, in a statement.

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  • polock 2013/01/21 15:40:35
    Amazon
    polock
    If I bought music, that is...
  • christopher.puksta 2013/01/21 05:23:29
    Amazon
    christopher.puksta
    Amazon makes it more simpler. At least for me. I can log in easier and it doesn't take a lot of information to run on my computer.
  • Buck 2013/01/21 03:44:14
    Amazon
    Buck
    I buy lots of stuff through Amazon,Sugar,corn copper
  • David 2013/01/21 03:39:19 (edited)
    Amazon
    David
    +1
    OOPS!

    I am not an Iphone user!

    As a Kindle Fire owner I have bias towards Amazon!
  • JeffDeWitt 2013/01/21 03:17:35
    Amazon
    JeffDeWitt
    +1
    I don't do iJunk.
  • Dweezle 2013/01/21 00:29:42 (edited)
    Apple
    Dweezle
    +1
    Another that cannot bother to click on a simple little box to post Other. I get my music through MSN's Zune.com I find it is now changing its name to Xbox music.
    I can use it on both my zune player and iPhone. I pay $14.95 a month for unlimited downloads, and I can choose 10 purchases a month to own.
  • Sofahead 2013/01/20 14:38:17
    Amazon
    Sofahead
    +2
    Apple downloads can only be played on Apple products, period.
    Amazon gives you the choice of buying mp3 files that play on most music applications including iTunes/iPod products. (actually if you import mp3 files into iTunes they are turned into whatever format iTunes uses, but you still have your mp3 file as well).
  • Harley Squiggles the God \(... 2013/01/20 14:14:22
    Apple
    Harley Squiggles the God \(#o#)/
    You gotta pay for Amazon music. -_-
  • arkiii 2013/01/20 13:54:57
    Apple
    arkiii
    +1
    Apple's songs are higher quality then Amazon's mp3's
  • Garciataria 2013/01/20 13:53:51
    Amazon
    Garciataria
    +1
    This of course assumes Amazon.ca does this also.

    I've had it with Apple. They need to realize that not everybody likes what's popular.
  • Rebel [SHP] 2013/01/20 13:07:25
    Amazon
    Rebel [SHP]
    +2
    Neither. I downloadz my musicz
  • SUPREME COSMIC POWER, (SCOPO) 2013/01/20 12:52:42
    Amazon
    SUPREME COSMIC POWER, (SCOPO)
    +2
    I will take my chances with Amazon.
  • Omni 2013/01/20 10:42:20
    Amazon
    Omni
    I buy music directly from the artist via either their/his/her webpage or bandcamp.
  • jack frost 2013/01/20 06:24:40
    Amazon
    jack frost
    Amazon
  • QC 2013/01/20 04:54:45
    Apple
    QC
    +1
    I really don't give a flying rat fart either way...
  • Foxhound BN0 2013/01/20 03:20:51
    Amazon
    Foxhound BN0
    +2
    Apple sucks. They want to own the music you buy from them. They have always been focused on money over service and I can't stand them.
  • Food St... Foxhoun... 2013/02/08 15:00:53 (edited)
    Food Stamp Papa
    +1
    something we both agree on! and i call them CRAPPLE!
  • James 2013/01/20 02:51:06
    Amazon
    James
    +1
    Actually, anywhere the song is cheapest.
  • calvin236 2013/01/20 02:02:38
    Amazon
    calvin236
    Great deals, and the only big issue is the bad quality. At least that is fixable at least. iTunes is still good and has good deals, but now it is starting to lose popularity as is Apple.
  • Willski 2013/01/19 22:55:04
    Amazon
    Willski
    +3
    For one thing, their tracks are MP3s, unlike apple who give things like m4a files.
  • Wanderer 2013/01/19 22:36:58
    Amazon
    Wanderer
    +1
    I've actually got MOG and it's free...Amazon's ok too.
  • Clare 2013/01/19 21:25:08
    Amazon
    Clare
    +2
    apple sucks
  • JGF 2013/01/19 19:58:23
    Amazon
    JGF
    +2
    There's too much free music available (legally) for me to consider paying. But I want nothing to do with Apple; anything involving them means a ton of otherwise useless software installed on your system. (I jailbreaked a couple of AppleTV boxes for a neighbor and spent two days tracking down and removing Apple and iTunes software.)
  • Food St... JGF 2013/02/08 15:01:55
    Food Stamp Papa
    i hate i-tunes with a passion
  • shiva 2013/01/19 18:57:00
    Apple
    shiva
    I've seen the new amazon mp3 store, I think it's GREAT! It's even better looking than Apples (on ios 6 at least! Ugh it's so...Android. Gross) the selection is a good 10% better than iTunes. I was able find rarer artists and albums.

    However, I'm WAY too deep into iTunes--not only because i find 85% of what I'd listen to, but I've bought over 2,000 songs in the last two years I've owned an iPod touch. Plus hundreds of CDs I've owned. Plus iTunes cards are really neat to collect.
  • MW121 2013/01/19 18:42:50
    Apple
    MW121
    +1
    itunes is just too easy and I have everything in iTunes.. I don't plan on switching anytime soon, it would take so much time trying to convert everything over to amazon.. forget it..
  • CEaves 2013/01/19 17:09:52
    Amazon
    CEaves
    +1
    I'll certainly try it
  • Darr247 2013/01/19 17:02:46
    Amazon
    Darr247
    +3
    MP3's are way overpriced at the itunes store. If I'm going to pay $1 each, I want the original uncompressed file that I can listen to on my 5.1 surround system, not something that's had 90% of the data squeezed out of it.
  • shiva Darr247 2013/01/19 19:00:56
    shiva
    +1
    Dude, that's the nature of digital music. It was built for convenience and portability and since these lil iPods only carry but so much space. But for HOME listening, yeah a CD or vinyl with a good system or really good set of cans can't be beat!
  • Kathulhu 2013/01/19 16:37:13
    Amazon
    Kathulhu
    +2
    BUY music?


    ...quaint.
  • Sister Jean 2013/01/19 16:21:30
    Amazon
    Sister Jean
  • JohnT 2013/01/19 15:59:03
    Amazon
    JohnT
    +1
    I will have to give that a try, I like to buy singles and that looks good.
  • pinkjae 2013/01/19 15:07:39
    Amazon
    pinkjae
    +2
    I have never used apple so i do not know what it is so i will have to say amazon.
  • Sunrise.Ashes 2013/01/19 13:46:00
    Amazon
    Sunrise.Ashes
    +3
    Both, to be honest. Sometimes iTunes is cheaper and sometimes Amazon is. Shopping around is never a bad thing.
  • Sodahead Founders are Fascists 2013/01/19 13:25:36
    Amazon
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    +4
    Neither.
  • shiva Sodahea... 2013/01/19 18:40:14
    shiva
    +2
    Go try being a musician, work hard years at your craft than see if you don't get pissed that you don't get paid for your effort. I don't care about having millions, I just don't wanna go back to working in a damn kitchen....
  • Cunning Stunts 2013/01/19 10:49:07
    Amazon
    Cunning Stunts
    +3
    Neither.
  • Joey 2013/01/19 09:59:53
    Amazon
    Joey
    +5
    less evil.
  • kelly johnson 2013/01/19 08:01:15
    Amazon
    kelly johnson
    +3
    Is way more cheaper and also has the same songs as apple pluse apple is a bigger company and bigger company means more money
  • casey 2013/01/19 06:56:17
    Amazon
    casey
    +3
    I like apples products, I even like ios to some extent but f you itunes! Don't let me move my music around freely will you? Of course I go with amazon! Or even google : )

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