iTunes Has New Facebook Feature But Is Apple Preparing To Take On Facebook Credits?

iTunes may have just taken a massive blow at iLike today with the launch of a “share on Facebook” feature which will enable users to post iTunes songs to their profile. While there are few details about the new feature, there is the potential that actual song samples will eventually be posted to your Facebook feed. Such a move would be a direct attack on iLike who began offering a similar service since Facebook first opened up the stream. While the new “Share on Facebook” feature is extremely valuable, of more interest was a statement by Apple about the number of credit card enabled accounts.

Steve Jobs stated, “We’ve recently crossed 100m accounts – all with credit cards and one-click purchases.” It was a quick statement but the real question is why would they want to disclose this information? Facebook currently has around 250 – 275 million users and only recently began accepting international payments which means that the total number of registered users that have entered their credit card numbers is probably well below 100 million.