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No iTunes for Windows 8 devices anytime soon

  1. #11


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    Windows 8, 2012, 7, 2008R2, 2008, 2003, XP,SUSE


    I installed iTunes on my windows 8 laptop without any issues. Really don't care if there is a metro/Modern UI app iTunes app. It would be stripped of any real features if it ever did make it there as pretty much all Metro/Modern UI apps are.

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  2. #12


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by turbofish View Post
    I installed iTunes on my windows 8 laptop without any issues. Really don't care if there is a metro/Modern UI app iTunes app. It would be stripped of any real features if it ever did make it there as pretty much all Metro/Modern UI apps are.
    Agreed, iTunes as is runs great on my Windows laptop as well.

    BTW - Microsoft should be worrying about getting their app store together before talking smack.

    And as a side note: Didn't Microsoft try to compete with Apple with Zune... and got slapped silly?
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  3. #13


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Seriously, who needs iTunes? There are plenty of apps out there that lets you have complete control over your music syncing needs. Hint: look up sharepod.
    Anyone with an Apple device, that's who needs iTunes. Even though I have other ways to get my music into my device, and I even have ways to get APPS into my device, I still use it for the stuff in my Apple account.
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  4. #14


    Somewhere in USA
    Posts : 233
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Good. I eradicated all traces of it for good.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    itunes sucks, it sucks so hard that I want to go take a poop on apple's headquarters building and I don't even use it even remotely regularly. itunes 11 is nothing more than a VERY poor Zune client ripoff mixed with itunes from the ipad. I could care less if apple did make an itunes app, it still wouldn't function correctly regardless.

    But there is really no need for them to do so, the Desktop is on the Windows 8 as always for that "legacy" software.

    The wording wasn't Microsoft pinning for itunes development in WinRT form, but really just laying down the Welcome mat for apple. They're not knocking at the door, probably because they know if the itunes client ran on Windows 8 tablet PCs, it would look awkward for an ipad mini or giant ipod touch to be connected to a tablet PC. Oh wait....
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  6. #16


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by turbofish View Post
    I installed iTunes on my windows 8 laptop without any issues. Really don't care if there is a metro/Modern UI app iTunes app. It would be stripped of any real features if it ever did make it there as pretty much all Metro/Modern UI apps are.
    Agreed, iTunes as is runs great on my Windows laptop as well.

    BTW - Microsoft should be worrying about getting their app store together before talking smack.

    And as a side note: Didn't Microsoft try to compete with Apple with Zune... and got slapped silly?
    Microsoft kind of slapped themselves with the Zune player....
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  7. #17


    Somewhere in USA
    Posts : 233
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I'm sure they said no because there's no full Office for IOS yet. Both camps want each others app.

    I personally think MS shouldn't release for IOS. They should continue to improve their Music app and let IOS dwindle down to the toy it is.

    Oh wait... I can already use itunes on my Surface desktop.
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  8. #18


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    Who cares? iTunes has always been a bloated application. For me it's only been good for Internet radio and podcasts. If it werent for that it wouldnt even be installed.
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  9. #19


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Unfortunately you need iTunes to manage an iPod for example. So therefore iTunes is a must have on my computer. Although I always say that fruit needs to be put into the fruitbasket rather then your computer, I have no complaints about iTunes. It does for me what it needs to do.

    And that there is not an iTunes app coming won't mind me. I wouldn't use it anyway. I prefer the desktop version.
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  10. #20


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    Unfortunately you need iTunes to manage an iPod for example.
    Well, I'll just be thankful that iTunes isnt needed to manage my music/videos/podcasts/Internet radio on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. lol.
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