NBC Universal chief flat-out said that Apple and iTunes had “destroyed the music business” in terms of pricing and that video was next unless “we take control.”
Given the fact that Warner wants to pull out of iTunes too, I can only say two things to Apple:
1. Ditch them first and go DRM-free indie all the way.
2. Add support for normal USB media players instead of just iPod, just so you increase your iTunes market share even more.
Then, these studios/majors will come back crying and begging for crumbs. Apple is strong enough to “educate” its users to prefer indie.