Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Media (Apple)

+ - Could Apple be making $5M on undelivered iTunes?

Submitted by
texacali3d
texacali3d writes "Simple Technology asks, "Is Apple Making Bank on Undelivered iTunes Songs?"

Why doesn't Apple let people know if their gift of an iTunes song doesn't arrive at it's intended destination? If I place a cell phone call and it doesn't connect, I don't get charged. If I mail a letter, the post office will return undelivered mail to sender.

And is this 5 mil dollar amount correct in this quote from story?


"This little experiment begs the question, how much money is Apple making on undelivered music? Let's say that only two percent of the one billion songs downloaded last year were 'gifted' songs,' that would add up to 20 million songs. Now, that's hardly a drop in Apple's bucket of revenue, but if a twenty-five percent failure rate is the norm, then 5 million songs go undelivered while Apple makes around $4.95 million per year for failing to deliver songs."
"

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil

Working...