This looks like it can only be a good thing for the future of mobile entertainment. Apple has releasd version 7.2 of iTunes and iTunes Plus. As previously announced, this is in prepartion for making DRM free and higher quality audio tracks (right now only from the EMI catalog) available for a steeper price of $1.29 per track. Users can upgrade (for a fee) previously purchased tracks to the new format. Tracks aren’t available yet, but look to be soon.
Hopefully this move, along with Amazon entering into the market in a similar way, will spur a greater degree of user control over digital content.