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Old Apr 24, 2013, 08:32 AM   #1
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Apple Celebrates 'A Decade of iTunes' With New Milestone Feature




With the 10th anniversary of the iTunes Store coming up on Sunday, April 28, Apple has posted a new iTunes Store feature honoring the event. The feature is an expanded version of the iPod + iTunes Timeline that has long been available on the company's site.

The feature walks through a number of important events over the ten-year history of the iTunes Store, from the launch day when U2's "Stuck in a Moment" and Beck's "Sea Change" topped the sales list to the 2010 launch of The Beatles on iTunes to new milestones of 40 billion app downloads and 25 billion songs reached earlier this year.

iTunes has maintained its dominance in both the music and video markets in the United States and other countries for many years, with the music store now available in 119 countries following a major expansion last December. Apple's App Store is even larger, with Apple noting in yesterday's earnings conference call that the marketplace is now available in 155 countries covering 90% of the world's population.

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Old Apr 24, 2013, 08:35 AM   #2
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10 years already? Oh my God, don't I feel old.
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Old Apr 24, 2013, 08:41 AM   #3
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They forgot to mention Ping.
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Old Apr 24, 2013, 08:41 AM   #4
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Happy Birthday iTunes. Here's to another 10 years
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Happy birthday iTunes, I'm yet to purchase something from you.
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Old Apr 24, 2013, 08:45 AM   #6
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They forgot to mention Ping.
That never happened.
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Good ol' Soundjam

It is an impressive stretch of almost unbelievable innovation, that has been enjoyed by the masses of humanity.
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Old Apr 24, 2013, 08:54 AM   #8
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I find it amusing that on the tenth anniversary of iTunes i'm finding myself going back to vinyl, with all the goodness of preamps, amplifiers and floorstanding speakers. iTunes is great for my car, gym and while at work. At home, i'm back to analog .
Pure, pure joy.
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Old Apr 24, 2013, 08:58 AM   #9
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Happy B-Day, iTunes Store.

I had just bought my first iMac around the same time. I couldn't figure out where to see the store on iTunes. I went to an Apple store and they asked me what color my iTunes icon was. I still had the purple one. (Duh!)
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Strange how apple celebrates this but could not even celebrate the anniversary of its founding not to long ago.
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They forgot to mention Ping.
Good one!

I actually liked Ping, and used it quite a bit when it was first launched. But it became clear just a couple of weeks into the service that it was going nowhere.

Who knows, though. When (if?) Apple eventually launches a "radio" or streaming service, perhaps a Ping-like social/sharing component will be part of it.
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I find it amusing that on the tenth anniversary of iTunes i'm finding myself going back to vinyl, with all the goodness of preamps, amplifiers and floorstanding speakers. iTunes is great for my car, gym and while at work. At home, i'm back to analog .
Pure, pure joy.
Spot on post Odedia! I couldnt agree more! As im sat here listening to Small Faces on my Rega RP3 turntable, Rega Pre Amp, Yamaha 1020 Amp and Mordaunt Short 902's. There isnt a sound like it. Music has become anti social in the tech revolution and at the gym, in your car and walking about its nice to have portability but you simply cannot beat the enjoyment of that sweet ear filling sound of analog. People really dont know what they're missing being so involved in the iTunes generation. I have a healthy library in iTunes but it no way compares to the enjoyment of that turntable! Its good to see the likes of vinyl returning in a big way. it'll never be what it was but at least it will live on as the only way to truly appreciate a bands efforts, other than hearing them live of course.
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revolutionary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old Apr 24, 2013, 10:06 AM   #14
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Same here!

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I find it amusing that on the tenth anniversary of iTunes i'm finding myself going back to vinyl, with all the goodness of preamps, amplifiers and floorstanding speakers. iTunes is great for my car, gym and while at work. At home, i'm back to analog .
Pure, pure joy.
I have hundreds of songs I've purchased on iTunes, however I just recently discovered Amazon's Auto Rip program. Now I am just getting into the vinyl scene. The deal is if you buy eligible vinyl or cds, they give you the digital version automatically.

Anywho, any recommendations on some good sound equipment a guy in his mid-twenties should start saving for?
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Old Apr 24, 2013, 10:13 AM   #15
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I guess that means 11 years ago I was using Napster...I can't imagine where the music industry would have gone without iTunes coming along when it did.
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I find it amusing that on the tenth anniversary of iTunes i'm finding myself going back to vinyl, with all the goodness of preamps, amplifiers and floorstanding speakers. iTunes is great for my car, gym and while at work. At home, i'm back to analog .
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Well vinyl is nice if you have the space and proper equipment to enjoy it-you also need to take good care of your records because scratches are very bad. Otherwise digital has really improved overall and certainly beats cassette tapes and will eventually approach cds in quality.

Anyway, happy birthday itunes. Been a great way for me to reconnect with music.
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Otherwise digital has really improved overall and certainly beats cassette tapes and will eventually approach cds in quality.
yeah, "eventually" someday my 24bit 48 Khz digital wav download of Autechre's latest album "Exai" (from bleep) will "approach cds in quality".... duh!!!

...nothing beats the mastering of vinyl, though - so if you want to stay away from the loudness wars with it's poorly mastered digital music: make your own files from your turntable, enjoy dynamic & untrashed music!
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Happy birthday iTunes, I'm yet to purchase something from you.
No songs, no movie rentals, no books, no paid apps? It appears that you don't own an iDevice.
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yeah, "eventually" someday my 24bit 48 Khz digital wav download of Autechre's latest album "Exai" (from bleep) will "approach cds in quality".... duh!!!

...nothing beats the mastering of vinyl, though - so if you want to stay away from the loudness wars with it's poorly mastered digital music: make your own files from your turntable, enjoy dynamic & untrashed music!
Oh nice find that!
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I find it amusing that on the tenth anniversary of iTunes i'm finding myself going back to vinyl, with all the goodness of preamps, amplifiers and floorstanding speakers. iTunes is great for my car, gym and while at work. At home, i'm back to analog .
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I'm waiting for some newbie teenager to vinyl getting all upset someday when their vinyl record gets scratched.'Replacements should be free' or contacting a lawyer about records being scratched so easily and looking for a class action lawsuit.

I can so see this in today's world where a small scratch you can hardly see on an iPhone gets people all worked up. The iPhone works fine with a scratch, but the record doesn't.
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10 years and they still can't get it right... I wonder if things will "just work" within the next 10 years. Here's to hopping they will someday soon come up with a better solution to managing the multiple-ids we have since right now their implementation is atrocious.
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No songs, no movie rentals, no books, no paid apps? It appears that you don't own an iDevice.
Maybe he "buys" his content from torrent sites.
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I guess that means 11 years ago I was using Napster...I can't imagine where the music industry would have gone without iTunes coming along when it did.
pretty much saved the Record companies from themselves.

Their greedy bundling of 11 mediocre songs with 1 hit was just a rip off.
iTunes offered, "Just buy the songs you really want."

The iPod and the iTunes software made getting the music convenient and honest.
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Maybe he "buys" his content from torrent sites.
Or maybe he is an international user who doesn't have a decent iTunes store.

Or maybe he uses Amazon

Or maybe he's smart enough to know that in the past decade music became so disposable that nothing is worth buying anymore
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Their greedy bundling of 11 mediocre songs with 1 hit was just a rip off.
iTunes offered, "Just buy the songs you really want."
God forbid the artists want their albums treated as a cohesive product and not like a "best of" album with little to no reasoning behind song ordering and flow.
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