Finally, some good news
Mr Jobs foreshadowed an expansion of the new format saying he expected "more than half of the songs on iTunes [to be available] in DRM-free versions by the end of this year".
There's a downside:
The new offerings will cost about a third more per track. Apple says US customers will pay $US1.29 per DRM-free track as opposed to the standard price of US99c, which will still apply to protected versions.
The full article has more information and is worth a read. It's a bit light on technical details - there's no real confirmation there that they'll be using the more accessible mp3, for example - but nonetheless, maybe it's a sign that big media companies are listening to consumers.