Originally Posted by Ted Todorov
Where are you guys getting this stuff? There is absolutely no indication that Apple will suddenly kill local synching, be it via cable or the newly enshrined WiFi. The remote iCloud is a new option, not a requirement.
For now, yes. But they'd hardly announce an end to local synching in a press event, would they? They'd just quietly disable it.
I want to stick with iTunes. But I am worried now that they have a financial incentive to have folks pay Steve $25 to do it.
I am also sad that their hyping of 256kbps as "good" likely means that iTunes won't be upgrading to Apple Lossless any time soon. And I rip all my CDs into Apple Lossless, and I only buy downloads which are lossless. But even 320kbps would have been better than 256kbps. It makes a real difference depending on what kind of music you listen to. Electronica with female vocals needs 320, to my ears. But I just play it safe and stick with lossless.