Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) doesn’t want to benefit their competition in any way. Microsoft wants to add an iTunes app to Windows 8 but Apple won’t let them.
According to Tami Reller (chief financial officer for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows), “You shouldn’t expect an iTunes app on Windows 8 any time soon. iTunes is in high demand. The welcome mat has been laid out. It’s not for lack of trying.”
Although iTunes is available for Windows 8 computers, there is no version for the UI (or Metro version) available. This means that users who are using the operating system in tablet mode will have a harder time using the program without a mouse or keyboard. Unfortunately, Windows RT users cannot use iTunes simply because the new software wasn’t made to run anything that’s non-Microsoft desktop software.
Windows 8 currently has 60,000 apps and Microsoft users have downloaded roughly a total of 250 million application downloads. By the end of the year, the company hopes to have all the most popular apps in the iTunes App store.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Mac Application Available For Microsoft Users
Interesting enough, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has made most of their Mac applications readily available for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) users. And though Microsoft still leads the personal computer segment, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reigns supreme in the growing tablet market. Apparently, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) doesn’t need to grant Microsoft’s wishes.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is failing to make a positive impact in the personal computer market and they cannot even keep up with the mobile market.
Windows user’s who want music will need to use the built-in music application for Windows 8. The downside of this app is that it will allow users to organize music but not much else. Reller did suggest that music listeners may one day consider the Windows Music app to be a good alternative but for now Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iTunes is still the standard.
When it comes to ruling the tech world, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) calls all the shots.