What happens to your iTunes purchases if Apple was to ever to go kaput?
didn’t you amend the terms and conditions when you signed up?
I added that the IMF would personally have to intervene and download what I actually liked to an mp3/mp4 player and a former Apple employee ride to my house on a bike with gears to deliver my replacement tunes
PS have you seen how much cash Apple has?Posted 4 years ago
have you seen how much cash Apple has
Understand, but in theory digital content can last forever unlike books and CD’s etc but there’s lots of big companies no longer around, like IG Farban, Atari, DAF, Equitable Life, Polaroid Eric (thanks Wikipedia), in fact I would struggle to come up with a name of a company at the top of their game for 50 years is.Posted 4 years ago
As far as I know there is no ‘shelf life’ on a digital purchase like other consumables, so what if Apple was to go bankrupt in 50 years time?surroundedbyhillsSubscriber
I would struggle to come up with a name of a company at the top of their game for 50 years is.
Products may come and go and and markets may swing but if a biog player like Apple went down a. It wouldn’t happen overnight and b. someone would buy up the rights to their licensed products and keep the service running.
1st world problem – go read the Daily Mail to cheer yourself up.Posted 4 years ago
As above, say like me you have paid for movies or TV series with iTunes (or via AppleTV), what happens if Apple was to ever go bankrupt or similar (and iCloud disappears), how would I get copies of the content I paid for?Posted 4 years ago
With music you can at least convert to another format but not sure if you can also do that with video.geetee1972Member
The OP’s question has merit. All of the companies listed above as examples of longevity also illustrate that longevity is usually only achieved by radical reinvention at some point.
Case example, IBM doesn’t make any money from building computers and hasn’t done for a long time.
Shell cannot continue to rely solely on oil for its revenues.
BAe Systems looks nothing like it did when it was first formed.
ICI doesn’t even exist. It was bought in 2008 by AkzoNobel.
I can see a future where Apple sells of it’s, by now, unprofitable media library arm to someone else who can administer it for far less cost.Posted 4 years agofootflapsSubscriber
I’d guess that if Apples folded then your local copy of iTunes wouldn’t be able to verify the licenses and would eventually refuse to play any DRM protected media you had. There was another online DRM music company which folded a few years back and everyone just lost the ability to play stuff…Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
If Apple goes bust, with those cash reserves, then I think we’ll all have more pressing concerns than streaming the last episode of Breaking Bad.
Like the feral mob presently trying to batter down your armoured, barricaded front door, as the rumour has spread through the post-apocalyptic wasteland outside that you’ve got a tin of SpamPosted 4 years agofootflapsSubscriber
Microsoft switched off their player and stopped issuing keys for music, so just killed everyone’s players overnight: http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9926741-7.html
A few more links:Posted 4 years ago
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