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Old Mar 6, 2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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Apple Releases Revamped iTunes Festival App Ahead of SXSW, iOS 7.1 Not Required




Apple today updated its iTunes Festival app to version 5.0, ahead of next week's SXSW iTunes Festival, which kicks off on Tuesday, March 11. As noted by MacStories, the iTunes Festival app shows up in the iTunes Store with a revamped icon and is listed as having a "refreshed design" and support for SXSW, but the app isn't available for download in the U.S. just yet.

Clicking on the download link results in an error message that asks users to try again later, but it will presumably be downloadable shortly. Users in other countries have been able to download the app with iOS 7.0.6, suggesting SXSW streaming does not require iOS 7.1 as was reported earlier this week.

Apple's SXSW iTunes Festival is the first it has hosted in the United States, with previous iTunes Festivals occurring annually in London. The festival will offer five free nights of music, beginning on March 11 at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. Featured artists include Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Soundgarden, Pitbull, Keith Urban, and more.

All of Apple's iTunes Festival concerts are presented for free, with tickets available via a lottery system. Live and on-demand streams of the shows will be available through the revamped iTunes Festival app and the Apple TV.

Update 2:07 PM PST: The iTunes Festival app can now be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Old Mar 6, 2014, 03:42 PM   #2
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There go any hopes of getting 7.1 anytime soon....
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So much for Gruber's stellar record!
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Old Mar 6, 2014, 03:43 PM   #4
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Dang, I was hoping 7.1 had to drop before the festival.
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I, for one, am really looking forward to the USA iTunes Festival
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There go any hopes of getting 7.1 anytime soon....
My thoughts exactly.
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So much for all those stories of needing iOS 7.1

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So all bets are on a March 31 release. Yep.....

Not sure why they cant just release 7.1 and fix the stupid App store mandate issue in a 7.1.1 update before end of March. Maybe they'll release 7.0.7 with the app store mandate thingy fixed just to mess with everyone. HAHAHAHAHA.
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Well that blows my theory, could be weeks before we see 7.1 now.
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There go any hopes of getting 7.1 anytime soon....
7.1 will be released when it's ready... If they rushed it you'd complain and taking too long means more complaining...

I've worked on 7.1 Beta 1-5, let me tell you - You don't want it until it's ready...
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It specifically says that it's not available yet in the US in the original article.

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I think before this In-App-Purchase think, iOS 7.1 was necessary for the festival app.. Now they changed it and this will mean iOS 7.1 at the end of march
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7.1 will be released when it's ready... If they rushed it you'd complain and taking too long means more complaining...

I've worked on 7.1 Beta 1-5, let me tell you - You don't want it until it's ready...
iOS 7.1 beta 5 is way better than 7.0.6 in lots of way. Yes, iOS 7.1 probably won't magically solve every problem of we encountered so far, but it is night and day difference.

Just downgrade from beta 5 to 7.0.6 for the SSL fix, what an ugly mess iOS 7.0.6 is.
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7.1 will be released when it's ready... If they rushed it you'd complain and taking too long means more complaining...

I've worked on 7.1 Beta 1-5, let me tell you - You don't want it until it's ready...
This may be true in general but let's not forget the league..

7.1 will deliver so hard you won't want an iPhone 6/6s/7/etc
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There go any hopes of getting 7.1 anytime soon....
I consider myself very loyal to Apple and their products. That being said, I truly can't understand why they are dragging their feet with this update. My iPhone 5s and iPad Air restart at least 2-3 times a day, the music on my phone constantly erases itself, and of course there are the other many known bugs in the current software.

This is driving me nuts! I paid a premium to get a 64GB iPhone to store my music on. I am being forced to stream my music from the cloud because of a glitch that should have been corrected MONTHS ago. I have done a clean restore of my phone and that temporarily fixes the issue but it ALWAYS returns.

I am clearly venting and apologize to everyone lol. This is just making me incredibly annoyed!
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iOS 7.1 beta 5 is way better than 7.0.6 in lots of way. Yes, iOS 7.1 probably won't magically solve every problem of we encountered so far, but it is night and day difference.

Just downgrade from beta 5 to 7.0.6 for the SSL fix, what an ugly mess iOS 7.0.6 is.
Counter-intuitively, 7.0.x feels a lot more like a beta than 7.1 beta ever since beta 2.
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It'e working in the US

I was just able to download it now in the US, it's 26.9 MB. A few minutes ago, I could NOT.

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Counter-intuitively, 7.0.x feels a lot more like a beta than 7.1 beta ever since beta 2.
I tend to find betas much more stable than their previous stable release for most software.

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7.1 will be released when it's ready... If they rushed it you'd complain and taking too long means more complaining...

I've worked on 7.1 Beta 1-5, let me tell you - You don't want it until it's ready...
Ugh. Stop being so awkwardly condescending.

Of course he wants it when it's ready. He wants it because rumours were that it'd be ready in the first week of March.

Second, 7.0 has been out for almost 8 months with crappy performance. Taking 8 months is not 'rushing'.
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