The iTunes Music Store wasn’t a business in its own right; it
helped sell more iPods. The App Store shouldn’t be a huge revenue
stream; it makes the iPhone and iPad better.
The iTunes Store was and remains a business in its own right. Its mission isn’t selling music, or movies, or TV shows, or apps, but building an end-to-end system, a platform that allows people to easily buy anything digital. If you think the App Store shouldn’t be “a huge revenue stream” then you’re not seeing things the way Apple does.
★ Thursday, 24 February 2011