Samsung denies plans for an Apple iTunes challenger

Samsung denies plans for an Apple iTunes challenger

Many news groups including us reported that the South Korean tech giant Samsung has plans to start an online music store to support their mp3 music players. This was expected to compete with services like Apple iTunes, which currently has no presence in the Korean market. However, Samsung has now clarified that their comments were taken in a wrong manner and they have no plans to launch an iTunes competitor.

Samsung representative Kwon Hyosun said in a statement: “Samsung Electronics is interested in how we can improve the customer experience with our products but have no intention to challenge Apple’s iTunes Music Store.” This is a very interesting turnaround as just a couple of days back, Choi Geesung, president of Samsung’s digital media business was quoted as saying that development of an online music store was already underway.

The company has clarified that the online reports came as a result of a misunderstanding about the meaning of what Choi said. They are more focusing on improving the user interface and there are no plans to work on back-end services such as content development or copyright licensing. The digital music player owners in the country would not be amused by these latest developments.

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