We strongly suspect all the support Apple has shown the venerable Microsoft OS with iTunes and Mobile Me has mostly been a way of keeping people from buying shiny new copies of Windows 7, but that’s all coming to an end with Apple’s music-streaming iCloud, which won’t be featuring Windows XP support and will need either a Vista or Windows 7 PC to run.
Granted, not the best news if you’re an inveterate XP with an extensive iTunes library, but let’s be honest, you knew this day was coming. But if you’re the kind of Windows user who can only be prompted to make the leap to a new OS by an Apple product, why not just switch to Mac OS already? Or Amazon’s music store? There are plenty of choices, is what we’re saying, Windows XP is, sadly, not one of them anymore.