Apple Computers is reportedly looking into the subscription model to sell music on iTunes, a model which Apple head Steve Jobs clearly opposed as recently as last year. The plan is to add a surcharge to the price of the next generation of iPods and iPhones, giving users unlimited access to Apple's iTunes Music Store. This would be a one-time charge somewhere between $20 (Apple's figure) and $80 (what the labels allegedly want).
Nice. So, someone who, say, buys a new iPod next year gets free reign of the iTunes store for a nominal fee. OK, but what about those of us who've shelled out way more than $80 purchasing music from iTunes in these last 5 years? What do we get for our troubles? Hook it up, Steve.