All Things Digital writes:
Apple has finally rolled out the "flexible pricing" plan it announced earlier this year at its music store. If you're a casual music consumer, and that phrase doesn't mean anything to you, let me rephrase it: Many of your favorite songs will now cost 30% more at iTunes.
In theory, the new pricing scheme that Apple has struck with the big music labels swaps out the old deal - 99 cents a song - with three new tiers: 69 cents, 99 cents and $1.29 a song. But based on the (admittedly) cursory check I just conducted, finding a song priced below 99 cents will be very, very rare. In fact, I have yet to find one.