While the music industry has been paying its respects to troubled icon
Whitney Houston, who was found dead on Saturday, posthumous Grammy award
winner Steve Jobs' company, Apple, has been accused of exploiting the
Popular media blog Digital Spy spotted a number of price-hikes on
iTunes. Almost as soon as she was found dead in a hotel room, fans began
accusing Cupertino of bumping up the costs to cynically cash in on her
One of her albums, the 2007 Ultimate Collection, went from £3 to £7.99.
Customers said that they weren't able to grab the album at the
advertised price as the catalogue was updated.
Digital Spy quoted one customer as saying: "To say I am angry is an
understatement". Apple's alleged vulture-like shenanigans were described
as "totally parasitic".
And that, presumably, will be counted among the contributions of late
Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who has just received his posthumous Trustees
Award. An Apple spokesperson said he was thrilled to pick up the award
in Jobs' honour because "music meant so much to him".
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