Is iTunes Transitioning To The Cloud?

image from 9to5mac.com image from www.textually.org Is iTunes slowly transitioning from an application that has to be downloaded to a web based storefront? 

In November, iTunes launched the web based iTunes preview and now  they've added song previews to the site. Apple is using Quicktime to offer song samples encoded at 44.1 AAC 300+ kbits per second.

For now at least, you can only access iTunes Preview through the iTunes Charts on Apple’s website or via any link generated from the iTunes Store’s copy link feature. The later feature was designed  to encourage artists and websites to link back to the iTunes store

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