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iTunes for Windows to be released next week

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Apple Computer is expected next week to expand its online music service to Windows-based computers.

The Mac maker has scheduled an event for next Thursday at San Francisco's Moscone West convention hall. "The year's biggest music story is about to get even bigger," Apple said in an invitation to journalists.
 
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Sweet :) u know ill be downloading it for my VPCs :D
along with all my computers in school :D
 

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Looks like Napster, Musicmatch and BuyMusic.com are not in trouble now.
 
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Microsoft and AOL as well. maybe theyll have name product integration better, but theres no way they can make an app better than iTunes
 
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Microsoft and AOL as well. maybe theyll have name product integration better, but theres no way they can make an app better than iTunes
I just hope the quality of iTunes for Windows is better than Quicktime for Windows.....
 
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They've spent enuf time on it, im sure it will be worth it.
 
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iTunes Music Store for Windows too late?

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iTunes Music Store for Windows too late?
October 13, 2003 - 19:10 EDT Some analysts are saying iTunes for Windows may be joining the Windows side of the digital music industry too late, as there are already similar services for Windows users, such as MusicMatch, BuyMusic.com, and Napster 2.0, reports Reuters. "They're going to have a serious problem with the Windows community," said Rob Enderle, principal of market research firm the Enderle Group. "If they could have gone there first, they could have carved out a beachhead." Analysts are also noting that the iTunes Music Store could strike a familiar tune for Apple: "Apple was the first to popularize the graphical user interface, but was ultimately leapfrogged by Microsoft."

My Comments: Interesting article.. I personally think they are going to sell more on the PC version then the mac.. and quicker.. it might not be as good as if they would have released a PC and Mac versions at the same time, but I know that if I was Apple I would always release things to the Mac first :)
 
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Apple, Pepsi to partner on iTunes Music Store promo

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Apple, Pepsi to partner on iTunes Music Store promo
October 16, 2003 - 10:31 EDT The LA Times is reporting that Apple is expected to announce today a promotion deal that would give Pepsi buyers free songs from Apple's iTunes Music Store. "Sources said the unveiling of the pact with PepsiCo Inc. was timed to coincide with today's release of a Windows-compatible version of Apple's iTunes... The sources said Pepsi was expected to craft a multimillion-dollar ad campaign around the music store, which charges 99 cents for each song... Consumers who purchase Pepsi beverages would find codes in the packaging that they could redeem online for free downloads from iTunes. Pepsi will pay Apple for each of the songs downloaded during the promotion, the sources said. They said Pepsi and Apple have discussed offering about 100 million free songs."

My Comments: This is pretty kewl.. I wouldnt mind winning a couple downloads :)
 
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ha yeah! thats nice deal!
 
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Apple music event live coverage

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Apple music event live coverage
October 16, 2003 - 12:29 EDT* MacMinute will be covering Apple's Special Music Event live today, which takes place at 1:00 p.m. ET from the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Apple is expected to debut iTunes for Windows, as well as other iPod enhancements. Stay tuned for full coverage, which will be available here. Incidentally, the iTunes Music Store is presently down, which makes sense in light of Apple's expected announcements.

My Comments: if anybody is going to watch this.. could you post what those iPod enhancements might be or any other novelties? Im quite curious :)
 
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Apple Launches iTunes for Windows

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Apple Launches iTunes for Windows
October 16, 2003 - 14:20 EDT Apple today launched the second generation of its iTunes Music Store for both Mac and Windows users. The new iTunes Music Store offers Windows users the same online music store that Mac users have come to appreciate -- with the same music catalog, the same personal use rights and the same US$0.99 cents-per-song pricing. Since its launch six months ago, music fans have purchased and downloaded more than 13 million songs from the iTunes Music Store, making it the number one download music service in the world, says Apple. With music from all five major music companies and over 200 independent music labels, the iTunes Music Store catalog is growing every day and will offer more than 400,000 songs by the end of October.
 
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Apple, Pepsi to give away 100 million free songs

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Apple, Pepsi to give away 100 million free songs
October 16, 2003 - 14:32 EDT Apple and Pepsi-Cola today announced a promotion to legally give away 100 million free songs to Mac and Windows users from the iTunes Music Store. Beginning February 1, 2004, 100 million winning codes will be randomly seeded in 20 ounce and 1 liter bottles of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Sierra Mist, and the winning codes will be redeemable for a free song from the iTunes Music Store. "Winners will simply go to Apple's iTunes Music Store, enter the code found under the bottle cap and choose any 99 cent song from the online store's vast catalog of over 400,000 songs." The Pepsi iTunes promotion will kick-off with a Super Bowl ad on February 1, 2004, and will run until March 31, 2004.

My Comments: Wow! that's some serious money :)
 
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I just sent it to everysingle one of my buddies online (around 50) and all my friends at school :D
 
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LOL.. hahaha, way to go apple

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*rofl* great ad :)
 

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iTunes appears to be the best applicaiton on the PC platform.
 
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You know.. it's actually quite ingenious.. the better their application the more PC users will wonder what they are missing... very clever!
 
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Microsoft: iTunes for Windows has too many limitations

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Microsoft: iTunes for Windows has too many limitations
October 17, 2003 - 14:49 EDT On Wednesday, the day before Apple launched iTunes for Windows, Dave Fester, Microsoft's General Manager of the Windows Digital Media Division, said that the Windows platform will be a challenge for Apple. "Unless Apple decides to make radical changes to their service model, a Windows-based version of iTunes will still remain a closed system, where iPod owners cannot access content from other services," he said. "Users of iTunes are limited to music from Apple's Music Store... this is a drawback for Windows users, who expect choice in music services, choice in devices, and choice in music from a wide-variety of music services to burn to a CD or put on a portable device. Lastly, if you use Apple's music store along with iTunes, you don't have the ability of using the over 40 different Windows Media-compatible portable music devices. When I'm paying for music, I want to know that I have choices today and in the future."

My Comments: Quite interesting.. I havent tried it out for the PC.. but why can't they just drag and drop their already existing mp3's into iTunes and then burn onto their iPod? Or just convert the AAC format to MP3 and then drag into any of their mp3 players? They could burn the AAC files onto a CD, and then rip them back in as MP3's... hmm... Im probably missing something here :(
 

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M$ is implying a little more than mp3s. As you know iTunes supports ACC and mp3. M$s format is not supported, that is what I think they a driving at.
 

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