beats musicWhen Beats Music was first launched, it made its way onto iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, but with Apple acquiring Beats and given Apple’s notoriety for their closed ecosystem, many were wondering if they would continue supporting the app on other platforms. In some ways it would make sense if they did since they wouldn’t want to alienate any subscribers.

That much is true as far as Android users are concerned, but unfortunately it seems that the same courtesy might not be extending to Windows Phone users. In a report from 9to5Mac, they have heard that Apple could be dropping their support for the Windows Phone platform. Like we said the app currently exists for Windows Phone users, but this was prior to Apple acquiring the company.

In their report, it seems that Windows Phone’s low market share is to blame. “However, while a Windows Phone version of the original Beats service exists, Apple does not currently plan to develop a new app for Microsoft’s platform due to its modest market share, nor is it planning a new version of the service for web browsers.”

Like we said earlier it wouldn’t make sense for Apple to alienate potential subscribers, but perhaps the cost of catering to the Windows Phone platform would cost more than what Apple could reap from it. Considering that this is merely a rumor for now, take it with a grain of salt and here’s hoping for the sake of Windows Phone users that it isn’t true.

Filed in Apple >Audio >Cellphones. Read more about Apps, Beats Music and Windows Phone.

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