Previously unseen Steve Jobs recording to appear as key evidence at Apple iPod trial

By Himanshu Arora · 11 replies
Dec 2, 2014
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  1. Three years after his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is expected to appear (via a videotaped statement) as a key witness in the trial of nearly a decade old class-action lawsuit accusing the Cupertino-based company of trying to monopolize online...

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,325   +1,974

    Seriously? He's dead, he's buried, his real life image is tarnished with loads of facts. .... is the newsday at Techspot THAT SLOW!!! Come on, you guys can do better than this .... I've been a reader too long to be convinced otherwise! :)
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +1,223

    Sounds like this argument is actually legit.

    providing updates to fix the problem later does nothing to prove they weren't guilty in the first place.
  4. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    Honestly, even when he was alive I didn't care much for Steve jobs. Why do we need to keep being reminded of the guy?
    I'm just waiting for the "hidden cam footage" showing him with a halo and a golden apple with a bite out of it or something equally ridiculous.
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    You're just upset Jobs didn't share iMortality with you.
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  6. This article actually hits dead center of why I have never, and will never use apple/itunes.
    I did however try itunes out MANY years ago and the second I realized I couldn't do anything outside itunes, I uninstalled it.
    What really got my blood boiling is that itunes took the mp3 music I had, converted it into their proprietary format, DRM's it, and AND ANDDDDD DELETED MY MP3 MUSIC!!! That was just SOOO unacceptable! So I never used anything apple since - and life was good.
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  7. thelatestmodel

    thelatestmodel TS Booster Posts: 117   +44

    I'm glad this is happening, Apple pulled some incredibly shady stuff with iTunes before 2009.

    Have we all forgotten that all iTunes songs before then used to be encoded in m4p, which can only be played on iTunes and iPods? The comment in the article about Tower Records is a perfect analogy.
  8. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +69

    Seems like their "greed" is a blessing to those always crying in hollywood about ripped off mp3s. If it wouldn't play torrented mp3s, The accusers may be guilty of a crime.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    It might have done that with wma files, because wma wouldn't play on an iPod. I'm highly skeptical of it doing that to your mp3s since iPods could always play mp3s. IF it did delete them, I'm sure there was a warning. Of all the years I've seen people bash Apple and iTunes, I have never seen anyone make your claim, seems like if that was really happening it would be very well known.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,715   +3,693

    My complaint with iTunes was it duplicating the music folder location. I don't remember, but I would almost swear to, having a prompt to remove the original music location. iTunes wanted to control its own location, which I disagreed with. But the original music folder (MP3's) was left intact. I control my music location and will not use an application that does not deal with my organization.
  11. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    Dead Men tell no tale! :p
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    It would ask if you wanted to let it manage your collection of if you wanted to manage manually. You were/are not forced to, it will deal with your current directory structure just fine.

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