iTunes MiniStore现在已经选择加入

记得乱哄哄last week regarding the new iTunes MiniStore, and the fact that it being turned on by default after upgrading to version 6.0.2, and that it necessitates transmitting over the network what you’re listening to in iTunes might be construed as some sort of quote-unquote “spyware”?

我没有在这里写过,因为我没有这样看I mean, it seems pretty obvious that if it’s showing you ITMS materials directly related to the currently-selected track, that it’s transmitting information about your track selection to the store.

Apple’s mistake wasn’t that they added spyware to iTunes, because they didn’t, but rather that the way the feature was introduced made it possible to be misconstrued as spyware.How do I turn this off? When I turn off the display of the MiniStore, does that stop the transmission of information? Does Apple keep this information about my listening habits?这些问题的答案并不明显。


iTunes 6.0.2中新的MiniStore说明文字的屏幕截图。

This change is not in iTunes itself, but in the MiniStore content displayed by iTunes 6.0.2The short explanatory text answers all the pertinent questions, and better still, until you click the “Turn on MiniStore” button, the feature is disabled even when the MiniStore is displayed.

You can argue that this is how it should have shipped a week ago, and you’d be rightBut I think the explanation is simply that the iTunes team didn’t anticipate that the MiniStore feature could be misconstrued —他们knew it wasn’t the least bit nefarious, and assumed users would trust them.

他们在这里提出的是一个完美的解决方案So much for the idea that Apple doesn’t listen to its users.