Microsoft Says Metro iTunes, Unsurprisingly, Is Not Happening "Any Time Soon"

10 May 2013

CNN Money:

“You shouldn’t expect an iTunes app on Windows 8 any time soon,” said Tami Reller, chief financial officer of Microsoft’s (MSFT, Fortune 500) Windows division. “ITunes is in high demand. The welcome mat has been laid out. It’s not for lack of trying.”

Does this shock anyone at all? This quote from a Microsoft executive is just confirmation of the obvious situation: Microsoft wants it, Apple won’t do it.

Apple put iTunes on Windows originally because they were the underdog, but in tablets they are not the underdog. In the Isaacson biography, Jobs said he “didn’t want to make Android users happy” by making iTunes for Android. Naturally, the same reasoning applies to Windows 8 as well or any of Apple’s lesser competition.