Friday, July 20, 2007

3am Curiousity - iSafari? SafariTunes?

Lately I have this habit of waking up in the middle of the night, my mind just spinning.... usually about what's going on in "music 2.0". By the way, it's a terrible habit and I don't recommend it to anyone. Last night's magically hour was from 3am to 4am, and the thing I spent most of my time contemplating during this episode was.... is Apple working down a path where iTunes and Safari ultimately merge?

I have no evidence that this is the case, I found it an interesting enough proposition that I'm still thinking about it today. What do you guys think?


Anonymous said...

I don't have an opinion about SafariTunes, I'm just glad to hear I'm not the only one who is shocked awake in the middle of the night worrying about music popularity metadata rankings and whether current "Hit Single" popularity should count for more than overall historical importance.

Or, y'know, whatever.

Anonymous said...

You are definitely on to something. I'm pretty sure that iTunes has been using WebKit (The browser engine used by Safari) for the iTunes store. Hence the roll out of Safari for windows wasn't that big of a deal, besides the initial hiccup...

Now if iTunes all of a sudden becomes Safari... a full blown browser. How many install cross platform do we have world wide of iTunes? Microsoft could loose a lot of IE users.

The iPhone is another step towards Apple dominating more on the desktop. All of a sudden iTunes now syncs your pictures and contacts as well. Why not release Mail/Address Book/iPhoto cross platform? (This will happen for sure)

Now if you are a user, and you use all these apps by Apple... what PC will you by next time you upgrade? My bet is that you will buy a Mac!