It didn't take Jobs long to realize that music was going to be huge
By 2000 people were ripping music onto their computers from CDs,
or downloading it from file-sharing services such as Napster, and burning playlists onto their own blank disks.
That year the number of blank CDs sold in the United States was 320 million.
There were only 281 million people in the country.
That meant some people were really into burning CDs, and Apple wasn't catering to them.
"I felt like a dope," he told Fortune. "I thought we had missed it. We had to work hard to catch up."
Jobs added a CD burner to the iMac, but that wasn't enough.
His goal was to make it simple to transfer music from a CD, manage it on your computer, and then burn playlists.
Other companies were already making music-management applications, but they were clunky and complex.
One of Jobs's talents was spotting markets that were filled with second-rate products.
He looked at the music apps that were available
including Real Jukebox, Windows Media Player, and one that HP was including with its CD burner
包括Real Jukebox、Windows Media Player，以及惠普推出的和刻录光驱配套的一款软件，
and came to a conclusion: "They were so complicated that only a genius could figure out half of their features."