Apple’s rumored iRadio service may be delayed beyond the expected launch during the company’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). According to a report from CNET, negotiations between Sony and Apple have been delayed over an issue with song-skipping. Currently, Universal Music is the only record company that has completed a deal with Apple.
Apple has released an iTunes update, bringing it to version 11.0.3, with new additions to the mini-player feature that allows users to play music in a compact square from the corner of their screen. Users have full control of their music, and can organize it with the Up Next feature. With the update, the mini-player also gets album artwork and a progress bar.
Apple’s App Store has achieved yet another milestone, with users downloading over 50 billion apps in about five years. The App Store launched in mid-2008 alongside the company’s iPhone 3G. Since then, the App Store has sold thousands of different applications, and has changed a lot since its original design.
It was only in March of 2012 that Apple reached 25 billion downloads from the App Store and celebrated by giving away a $10,000 App Store Gift Card. Now that there will soon be 50 billion downloads, Apple will again give away a $10,000 App Store Gift Card to the lucky person who ends up with app download 50,000,000,000.
April 28th of this year will mark the iTunes Store 10th Anniversary. And to celebrate a decade of revolutionizing the world of music distribution, Apple has posted a Decade of iTunes micro-page at the iTunes store-front to honor the event. Visitors to iTunes will immediately notice the interactive timeline in front of the iTunes Store, giving fans a quick look at how the music store has matured over the years.
Apple made a minor update to the iTunes Store this week, giving customers the choice to store music and video purchases for later downloading. The new “Later” or “Download” option window appears in iOS 6 and in iTunes 11 when users purchase music, movies or TV shows. Users will need to have an iCloud account activated to use this feature.
Despite the horror stories you may hear about Apple customer service, give them a chance next time something goes wrong, be it your fault or theirs. You might save yourself some money…and you could just end up with a new best friend in the process. A Single White Female kind of best friend, but a best friend nonetheless!
Apple has announced that iTunes U has topped one billion downloads, an impressive number for a service launched just few years ago. Apple debuted iTunes U in 2007, expanding its library beyond laptops and computers when the company created its own iTunes U iOS app for mobile devices.
iTunes update v11.0.2 is now available from Apple with a slew of enhancements and bug fixes. The update makes improvements on how iTunes handles large music files, solving the issue of some users whose purchases weren’t showing up in their iTunes library. In addition, iTune v11.0.2 comes with a new Composer view for Music.
Familiar with the song “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by an artist named Chase Buch? Honestly, I don’t know this song, but that doesn’t mean it’s without significance. “Monkey Drums” just made history by becoming the 25 billionth song downloaded from the iTunes App Store, as announced by Apple.