Apple iTunes Posts
During Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the company revealed that there was around 575 million iTunes users. Given the current trajectory, Apple is expected to hit over 600 million within the next two months.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today that iTunes has hit over 575 million accounts. They also announced that there are over 900,000 apps available to customers on the Apple App Store. Over $10 billion has been paid out to third-party developers. Out of the 900,000 apps, 375,000 have been optimized for the iPad.
According to Microsoft Windows CFO Tami Reller, the company will support the most popular apps in the Apple App Store within their own app store. However, Microsoft believes that the actual Apple iTunes software is not coming anytime soon. There are now over 60,000 apps in the Windows Store with about 250 million downloads.
Apple Inc. has hit 25 billion songs sold on iTunes. The 25 billionth song is called “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch. The song was purchased by Phillip Lüpke from Germany. Phillip will receive a €10,000 iTunes Gift Card as a reward for downloading the 25 billionth song.
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Apple has launched the new version of iTunes, known as iTunes 11. Apple redesigned the user interface of iTunes and it looks sleeker. It has more whitespace and the default view is a grid of album covers. When you click on the album covers, you will see the song listings. The left-side column is no longer around. You can switch to Artist/Album/Song/Playlists/Radio column view by clicking on the corresponding buttons.
AC/DC, the rock behind hit songs like “Back In Black,” “Thunderstruck,” “Highway To Hell,” “T.N.T.,” and “You Shook Me All Night Long” has added all of their songs to the Apple iTunes catalog. AC/DC joins Kid Rock in ceasing a boycott against Apple iTunes. Sixteen studio albums by AC/DC will be added to iTunes. Tomorrow AC/DC will be adding their first live album in 20 years called “Live At River Plate.”
Yesterday I drove to Clarkston, Michigan to eat at one of rock artist Kid Rock’s favorite restaurants called the Union Woodshop. As I stuffed myself with a burger called The Porker, I was just thinking about how Kid Rock’s newest album “Rebel Soul,” due on November 19th, was added to iTunes.