Reports saying Apple would lose Sony as an iTunes partner have been proven false by Sony’s Network Entertainment COO, Brandon Layden, who went on record to say that Sony had "no intention of withdrawing."
“Sony Music as I understand it has no intention of withdrawing from iTunes,” said Layden, adding “they're one of our biggest partners in the digital domain.”
Speculation that Sony would withdraw its content from iTunes, including iOS apps, was spurred by the banning of Sony’s Reader app from the App Store, culminating with comments from PlayStation's Australian group chief Michael Ephraim.
However, Ephraim’s comments in regards to Apple’s policies were merely misinterpreted, says Layden. Apple's music store is too important to leave, he noted.