Does this shock anyone at all? This quote from a Microsoft executive is just confirmation of the obvious situation: Microsoft wants it, Apple won’t do it.
Apple put iTunes on Windows originally because they were the underdog, but in tablets they are not the underdog. In the Isaacson biography, Jobs said he “didn’t want to make Android users happy” by making iTunes for Android. Naturally, the same reasoning applies to Windows 8 as well or any of Apple’s lesser competition.