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Apple iTunes 90 Seconds Song Preview Advantages

How many times have you previewed a song on iTunes, only to find that it ends just as the artist starts to sing? It is no secret that the 30 second preview is a bit short, and we had assumed that Apple were thinking of extending this to 60 seconds — so was surprised to learn that the preview will soon be 90 seconds long.

This only applies to songs that are longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds long, those under that will stay at 30 seconds. There are certainly a few benefits to this extension, such as the user being able to listen to more of a song before they purchase. This could have a positive affect on record labels, as they could sell more copies of a certain track.

According to an article on MacRumors, it states that those record labels that do not consent to this change will have to withdraw from iTunes. I do not think that there will be many pulling out, do you? We are not certain when this change will take place, but it should be soon.

Do you believe that this is a good move on Apple’s part? Who will benefit most from this preview extension?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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