Apple's Getting Tripped Up by Sony

Reports surfaced over the weekend that indicated Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) has lined up a music licensing deal with Warner Music in preparation for Apple to introduce its iRadio platform.

Sony (NYSE: SNE  ) is the lone holdout. Is it a coincidence? 

After all, Apple's iPod took the throne as the top portable media player that Sony used to hold when its Walkman was popular. Sony's still a major player in televisions at a time when Apple is widely expected to introduce a smart television. 

In this video, longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz argues that Sony may be playing hardball just so Apple doesn't get any stronger.

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  • Report this Comment On June 05, 2013, at 2:13 AM, singaporenick wrote:

    This is a poor analysis by an Apple bear.There is no evidence that Sony are trying to block Apple.

    In fact,it is thought that the two are about to announce a jv on e-books!

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