Apple drops price of iTunes Plus songs to 99 cents

Look at that, 99 cents

Apple is dropping the price of iTunes Plus songs by thirty cents, from $1.29 to 99 cents. Not all of the songs have seen a price drop yet, including the only iTunes Plus songs I ever bought (The Knife’s “Like a Pen” set of remixes), but that seems to be just a function of time. All such songs will be 99 cents in anticipation of an expansion of its indie music catalog, expected to be completed by tomorrow.

And why, pray tell, is Apple dropping the price? It could be in response to AmazonMP3 or it could be that Jobs simply declared it so. Either way, we win, and I feel like a jerk for paying 30 cents more per track a few months ago than I would now. Wonderful.

iTunes Plus DRM-free tracks expanding, dropping to 99 cents [Ars Technica]