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iTunes mit Podcast Support, iTunes mobile Probleme und keine Aussage zum iTunes Movie Store [Update_3]

Steve Jobs war bekanntlich am gestrigen Abend der Eröffnungssprecher der D:All Things Digital, die Nachrichtenlage ist momentan noch etwas dünn, aber im O'Reilly Radar finden sich bereits einige lesenswerte Jobs Bonmots:
So soll die vermutlich innerhalb der nächsten zwei Monaten erscheinende iTunes (5? 4.9?) Version direkte Podcast-Unterstützung mitbringen: "He was slightly dismissive of populist podcasting, describing it as "Wayne's World for radio", and celebrating the arrival of professional radio stations into the market, but nonetheless, he was very high on the podcasting phenomenon, and the excitement that millions of users have displayed about it."
Nachdem Moto-Chef Zander gerade erst jegliche Probleme mit Carriern bezüglich eines iTunes-fähigen Mobiltelefons von der Hand gewiesen hatte, kehrte Jobs praktisch dahin zurück: "As you know from our limited success at getting our computers into the Fortune 500, Apple's never been very good at going through corporate orifices in order to get at the end users. And if we can't do it with 500 companies, you can imagine it's even harder when there are only four."
Und zu einem iTunes Movie Store ließ sich offenbar noch nicht allzu viel aus Jobs herausbekommen: "I'm going to have to leave that answer to our actions in the future." (He did repeat his past comments about the difficulty of creating a good movie experience on small form factor devices.)"
Update: Die Podcasting-Umsetzung der nächsten iTunes Version bleibt momentan noch etwas schwammig. Offenbar lassen sich nicht etwas Podcasting-Feeds in iTunes abonnieren, sondern der iTMS wird (erstmal rein kostenlose) Inhalte bereitstellen. Scott Rosenberg: "Jobs promised that the ITunes podcasting platform would be open to all comers; there'd be a simple automated system to get your content included, he said. But it wasn't clear from his demo -- which featured material from professional outlets like public radio stations -- just how grassroots-y the Apple model is going to be." "Current plans call for podcasts to be free downloads: Users will submit their podcasts and Apple will be hand-picking the content it makes available to iTunes users," notierte Anil Dash.
Update_2: Engadget schafft etwas mehr Klarheit, was die Podcast-Umsetzung angeht. So soll es sowohl die Möglichkeit geben, Feeds direkt in iTunes zu abonnieren, wie auch vorausgewählte Podcasts (kostenlos) aus dem iTMS zu beziehen.
Update_3: Der San Francisco Chronicle schreibt: "Many podcast subscribers already use the iTunes software along with a third-party program to find, download and transfer the shows to their music players. But Apple is designing iTunes to handle all of those functions. In addition, Jobs said Apple plans to add a special podcast section to the iTunes Music Store that highlights hot or interesting podcasts in the same way the service already does for songs, music videos, audio books and movie trailers." Mena Trott schiebt nach: "There appears two methods for inclusion into the store: (1) Apple will be hand-picking content (like the Adam Curry show, which was one of the banner graphics) (2) Users will be able to submit their own content. It may be very similar to the way that users can currently upload their playlists."
MarketWatch hat ebenfalls ein interessantes Detail zu bieten: "Before his speech, Jobs also met with Adam Curry, the former MTV disc jockey who has tirelessly promoted creation of radio-like programs for download. Later in his own podcast, Curry reported he was "able to provide a lot of input," and told Jobs the iPod hardware should also record. "I can guarantee you this is going to happen," Curry said."
AppleInsider und Think Secret steuern zudem noch ein paar Feinheiten des vergangenen Abends bei: "Jobs also countered recent claims made by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, who recently said the iPod would be overtaken in the future by cell phones, saying that downloading music from cellphone providers would be "a lousy buying experience" that would likely cost substantially more than Apple's 99-cent per track price. "It's hard to see their customers as that stupid," Jobs said."

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