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Apple Store app update to offer free iTunes downloads

According to numerous reports, Apple will release an updated version of its Apple Store application for the iPhone and iPod touch within the next week. Aside from the usual amount of bug fixes that come standard with app updates, the new Apple Store app will feature a redesigned interface, and a few cool new features including free downloadable iTunes…

Apple begins building Reno iCloud data center

The data center located in Reno, Nevada is finally under construction. Apple broke ground at the site in March, and according to some spy images taken by AppleInsider, the company is beginning to build its first major structures needed to support the massive data center that will be used for iCloud storage. Apple announced that it plans to spend $16…

Is the iOS App Store Apple’s Best Service? [Editorial]

Yesterday Twitter was abuzz with news that many popular paid apps had become free. Many correctly presumed the promotion would be related to the iOS App Store’s upcoming 5th birthday. Cam Bunton covered the news for Today’s iPhone and he ended his article by posing an interesting question that really got me thinking: is the App Store Apple’s best…

Apple publishes ’5 Years of the App Store’ page on iTunes

Earlier this morning, it was discovered that Apple was offering 10 of its most popular apps for free for an unspecified – and presumably limited – time. Apps and games such as Day One, Traktor DJ and Where’s My Water? all dropped to $0. As suspected then, it’s all part of Apple celebrating the 5th birthday of its famous App Store. To mark the special…

By signing up to iTunes, you agree not to use it for the “manufacture or production of nuclear, missiles, or chemical or biological weapons.”

That’s right. Scrap your plans for world domination. If you’ve got an iTunes account, you have agreed not to make a nuclear bomb. I can’t take credit for this discovery, Jim Dalrymple over at The Loop while casually browsing through his iTunes End User License Agreement: You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes prohibited…

Twitter #music updated, includes new genre feature, bug fixes

Twitter’s #music app has officially been updated today, and it includes a big new feature. Twitter #music now includes genres to allow users to discover specific types of music, rather than having to look through all music to find certain genres. In addition to the new genre feature, #music also allows Rdio authentication to occur within the app,…

iTunes controls 75% of digital music market worldwide

iTunes is perhaps the most famous digital music store in the world. Apple’s music service which was launched months before the first iPod, and has rapidly expanded its services since its announcement. According to Asymco’s Horace Dediu, the average iTunes user spends around $12 per year on music, and if you multiply that by 575 million, which is the…

Beta software update brings iTunes Radio to Apple TV

During Apple’s iTunes Radio announcement during WWDC, the company revealed that the new streaming music service and Pandora competitor would be coming to Apple TV via a software update soon. For users of the device, we have good news: the beta is now out, and the software brings the streaming service as well as a new Conference Room Display mode, which…

About 1 million new iTunes accounts are activated every two days

iTunes is one of the largest user bases in the world, with its numbers coming only in second to that of Facebook. Generating more revenue than any other tech company’s, Horace Dediu of Asymco tweeted a chart (above) showing iTunes account growth, and estimated that an average of 500,000 accounts are activated each day. Do some quick and simple math and…