Take this with a grain of salt because no sources are named, but Aylin Zafar thinks this is why Apple’s iTunes Radio hasn’t put a dent in Spotify or Pandora. Quotes from an ex-Apple employee:
- Pandora is an awesome radio that blows iTunes Radio out of the water. Seriously, iTunes Radio sucks and it sucks because of Apple’s arrogance
- The management in particular were pretty much tone-deaf in what Spotify was and that’s why they’re panicking now. They didn’t understand how Spotify worked, which is why they thought iTunes Radio would be a Spotify killer
- They’re having trouble capturing the younger generation… The Apple coolness is kind of fading away
Sour grapes? Or, reflective of reality? Either way, look for Jimmy Iovine to change that.