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Earlier this week, MacRumors received several purported screenshots of iTunes 9, as well as a screenshot of a user's Facebook page demonstrating how the rumored social networking integration would automatically post iTunes track and playlist information to Facebook. Interestingly, the screenshots also appear to depict support for third-party media players, in this case a 30 GB Samsung YH-J70.

MacRumors has been unable to confirm the authenticity of the supposed screenshots, but the same source has now provided additional screenshots to Boy Genius Report, revealing an iTunes version number of "9.0b15 (12)".


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Article Link: More Purported iTunes 9 Screenshots Surface
 

nxent

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that's... interesting. can't say i'd want people to know exactly what i'm listening to, tho... *cough*-stalkerbook-*cough*
 

Sky Blue

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Social stuff I could care less about.

But those screenshots seem to suggest native DVD ripping, which would be great.
 

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SwiftLives

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Obviously fake. Facebook doesn't have blurry wavy lines where text is supposed to be. Duh.

> This post is brought to you by an unhealthy amount of sarcasm which will most likely fly way over the heads of a few people.
 

cuestakid

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While I would fully embrace and appreciate 3rd party support, I simply do not see Apple doing it-they don't want you to use your Samsung or Sony MP3 player they want you to use an iPod. I just think it may cannibalize sales. HOWEVER-DVD ripping would be beyond fantastic and assuming it can download art and other things from the store would greatly streamline the ripping process
 

gmcalpin

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While I would fully embrace and appreciate 3rd party support, I simply do not see Apple doing it-they don't want you to use your Samsung or Sony MP3 player they want you to use an iPod. I just think it may cannibalize sales
Or, it might open up sales to people who know that (DRM-free) AACs have better audio quality than MP3s but don't like the audio quality that iPods provide.
 

Eddyisgreat

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While I would fully embrace and appreciate 3rd party support, I simply do not see Apple doing it-they don't want you to use your Samsung or Sony MP3 player they want you to use an iPod. I just think it may cannibalize sales

Same. The current system is the best in terms of trade offs. Non ipod users get to use it as a jukebox/media management and third parties are free to use the xml to sync the goods to their respective players. Unless its plugin based, I don't see Apple spending the time to keep up with third party players, how scant that number could be.

Everything else seems cool but I doubt it would happen. Import DVD? Why would AAPL want you to import when you can pay apple for a digital copy. They would have to circumvent copy protections too. Is this iTunes 9 ~DVDJon Edition~?
 

whooleytoo

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Social stuff I could care less about.

But those screenshots seem to suggest native DVD ripping, which would be great.

Good catch! I've been begging for this for a long time, but didn't think Apple would do it.

If they're including DVD ripping, it to me is an indication they're getting serious about the home media market again (after the somewhat half-hearted support for AppleTV).
 

philippantoni

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Fake. The iTunes window turns inactive when the About window is shown, and the "9" is from Lucida Grande, not Myriad, which is what the word "iTunes" uses.

(Also "Media Player" is lighter than "Options", the options row should have a light gray background, but I'm being nitpicky)
 

arkitect

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the rumored social networking integration would automatically post iTunes track and playlist information to Facebook.

*sigh*
It's all about share share share with Apple, Inc these days… who the f*** cares about the social networking integration stuff?

What about a better organisational structure with better folders and playlists.
Flac support? Things that actually make iTunes better as a music player/organiser?

we've been told these are fake.

arn
Humm. Looks I'll have to reserve my self-righteous exasperation at Apple's wholesale embracing of the facebook generation 'till later then. ;)
 

Spanky Deluxe

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Everything else seems cool but I doubt it would happen. Import DVD? Why would AAPL want you to import when you can pay apple for a digital copy. They would have to circumvent copy protections too. Is this iTunes 9 ~DVDJon Edition~?

That could work though. Remember, the iTunes store came after iTunes itself. In the early days everyone ripped all their music off CDs. However, then the convenience of the iTunes store took over. If Apple lets people rip all their DVDs then when people come to add to their collection they'd be far more likely to purchase new films through the iTunes store. I'm doubt many people will rebuy films they've got on DVD anyway although people are far more likely to rip their DVDs if iTunes supports it and with time their video collection could move from the DVD shelf to iTunes like the CD shelf has moved.
 

rdowns

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Good catch! I've been begging for this for a long time, but didn't think Apple would do it.

If they're including DVD ripping, it to me is an indication they're getting serious about the home media market again (after the somewhat half-hearted support for AppleTV).



Aside of the fact that arn has already said these are fake, Apple will never offer DVD ripping. Their content providers would never allow it.
 

Detlev

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Sep 16, 2003
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*sigh*
It's all about share share share with Apple, Inc these days… who the f*** cares about the social networking integration stuff?

What about a better organisational structure with better folders and playlists.
Flac support? Things that actually make iTunes better as a music player/organiser?

SHH! With comments like these you may find the "Thought Police" banging down your door.
 

jb510

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Sep 19, 2007
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Hell has frozen over?

Maybe hell has frozen over... but neither of these seem very Apple like to me.

I'd expect Apple to far more likely ONLY provide music reporting to some new Mobile.me based social website...

I'd also except that Apple wouldn't include 3rd party sync'ing without charging fees to someone, most likely the device manufacture in the way of royalty fees. Or perhaps limiting 3rd party sync to Mac OS X computers only.
 

elppa

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Nov 26, 2003
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They wouldn't duplicate the play button. There is no need for a play DVD button. They are fairly decent fakes, but fakes nevertheless.
 
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