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Alongside new iPod models, Apple today introduced a new version of iTunes, dubbed iTunes 10. The new version of the media management application features a streamlined interface and a new networking feature called Ping, along with a new, more modern icon.

Ping is a social network for music that will help users discover new music, allowing users to follow favorite artists and friends. Ping will also create a custom chart showing music selections based on those followed. Users can choose to allow others to follow them automatically or by approval. There are over 160 million iTunes users, all of whom will be able to sign up for the new Ping service immediately.
Apple today introduced iTunes 10 with Ping, a new music-oriented social network for following your favorite artists and friends to discover what music they're talking about, listening to and downloading. iTunes Ping lets you post your thoughts and opinions, your favorite albums and songs, the music you've downloaded from iTunes, plus view concert listings and tell your friends which concerts you plan to attend. iTunes 10 also features HD TV show rentals for just 99 cents an episode and AirPlay wireless music playback.
In a demonstration, Jobs showed how users can post videos and photos to the service, as well as search concert information and tag concerts attended. Ping will be included in the iTunes app on the iPhone and iPod touch.

iTunes 10 will be available later today as a free download.

Article Link: Apple Releases iTunes 10 With 'Ping' Social Networking for Music
 

END3R

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Still 9.2.1 for now. They haven't switched the download to 10 yet even though the site is showing "Download iTunes 10."
 

shandyman

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funny that the iTunes front page has link to download iTunes 10, but takes you to 9.2.1!

Edit - Strike that, that panel now won't load! maybe they're changing that to 10 now!
 

BruceEBonus

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Well i was right on one thing.. the iPods wont be out til next week as I predicted... cos they wont give free iPods with a Mac in Free iPod Student Deal .. cos that'd cost .. let them have old ones til then ... aye .. nae mind ...:D
 

kavika411

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I don't get into "social networks" very much, but Ping looks pretty cool, assuming it is as straightforward and easy and such as Steve made it look. I like the idea of being able to "follow" friends choices as well as artists I like. I also like that Top 10 list he was demonstrating in Ping. I didn't notice anything else particularly cool about the new iTunes 10.
 

Small White Car

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Steve would've mentioned it.

Dunno. If this was a developer confrence...yes, absolutely.

But this is a media event put on to generate headlines about new iPods. So I could see him not bringing it up.

That said, you're still probably right. They don't seem to care if iTunes is 64-bit or not. But still, I'll hold out hope until I'm (soon) proven wrong!
 

slapguts

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They seem to be changing the download page right now, link for 9.2.1 is no longer there, but the link for 10 hasn't arrived.
 

dal20402

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I'd trade all the new features since iTunes 6 for getting rid of all the UI stutters, pauses, beachballs, and hangs. Unfortunately, Steve would have mentioned any performance improvements, so I expect there are none. :( :mad: :rolleyes:
 

shandyman

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Dunno. If this was a developer confrence...yes, absolutely.

But this is a media event put on to generate headlines about new iPods. So I could see him not bringing it up.

That said, you're still probably right. They don't seem to care if iTunes is 64-bit or not. But still, I'll hold out hope until I'm (soon) proven wrong!

9 was 64bit...
 
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