We’ve heard this before, but here it is again: Apple could be working on an iTunes Android app and also a service that rivals Spotify. The declining digital music sales may lead to that approach apparently.
Apple executives are looking into ways of dealing with the lower music sales and they’re discussing options with record label execs, that include the launch of a Spotify-style music subscription service. They’re also checking out the idea of an Android for iTunes app, according to Billboard. The ideas go against everything that Apple believes in, so they’re hard to stomach.
Steve Jobs was the one who said that people don’t want to rent music, but rather own it. That’s why Apple has stayed away from subscription services, at least till now. The first step towards that has been taken though iTunes Radio, launched last year. It all comes down to that 11% drop in year over year digital song sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Will we ever see an iTunes for Android app?