In my last blog I talked about why I don't collect games or gaming related items because I lacked the room or desire to collect and AliD mentioned that he enjoyed Steam because he was able to collect games without needing the physical space for a collection. This "digital collection" is becoming a reality in today's world. It's not just games, it's also movies and music. The iTunes music store opened in 2003. One of the primary reasons that people are loyal to Apple is because they have to be. Once someone acquires an iPod or iPhone and buys music, movies, apps or games on iTunes, it's simply much easier for them to buy and use other Apple hardware to continue having ease of access to the products they already purchased, because Apple makes sure it's damn convenient to access all your crap from any of their devices, especially with the introduction of iCloud. Apple has made (and will continue to make) a huge amount of money because they have created digitally loyal consumers who will buy new iPads to support past i-purchases on their iPhone.
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