Originally Posted by Liviu_5
While that's true, it does not show the viability of large scale commercial digital only content.
Apple makes its money on iPods, not on iTunes, so they could afford it as a loss leader for many of those years, and while now it brings a nice profit as far as I know, iTunes is still minuscule as a *direct, sales based* revenue generator for Apple - though absolutely crucial for the company in lots of ways
That's news to me. I consider half a billion dollars a fair profit.