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Topic: iTunes

Apple, U2 reportedly working on secret new digital music format

09/18/2014, 10:09 am

U2's new collaboration with Apple appears to run deeper than the recent exclusive release of the band's new Songs of Innocence album on iTunes, as the Irish rockers are said to be working alongside the iPhone maker to create a new digital music format.

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Apple creates dedicated portal for users to remove unwanted U2 album

09/15/2014, 01:09 pm

With hordes of iTunes customers loudly voicing their displeasure at having received 22-time Grammy-award-winning rock group U2's latest album for free in recent days, Apple responded to the cacophony on Monday with a new single-purpose web portal that will allow disgruntled users to remove the album from their iTunes accounts.

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U2 'Songs of Innocence' giveaway drives 2M downloads as back catalog sales soar

09/12/2014, 03:09 pm

More than 2 million copies of Irish rock band U2's new "Songs of Innocence" album have reportedly been downloaded through Apple's iTunes Music Store since the record's release earlier this week, enough to push it over the threshold for "double platinum" status, and have driven strong sales of U2's previous discography.

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Apple links new U2 album to iTunes accounts, causes unapproved auto-downloads

09/10/2014, 09:09 pm

As part of its free promotional offer of U2's "Songs of Innocence" LP, it appears Apple is flagging the content as owned for all iTunes accounts, meaning iOS device users who have automatic downloads enabled will get the entire album pushed to their device without prior approval.

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Apple releases iTunes 12 beta ahead of OS X 10.10 Yosemite debut

09/10/2014, 07:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday issued a new iTunes 12 beta for the upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system, possibly to address issues issues some users were seeing when trying to install the iOS 8 GM that was released yesterday.

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Apple's iTunes 11.4 update for OS X Mavericks adds iOS 8 support

09/09/2014, 07:09 pm

Apple on Tuesday released the latest version of iTunes for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, bringing support for the company's upcoming iOS 8 mobile operating system.

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U2 to give their new LP to every iTunes customer for free in largest album release ever

09/09/2014, 03:09 pm

Adding to the tsunami of major announcements coming out of Cupertino on Friday, Apple and Irish rockers U2 teamed up to give away a free copy the band's new album to each one of the more than 500 million iTunes customers in 119 countries around the world.

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Apple's iTunes Store hit with hours-long outage affecting music, app and e-book downloads [u]

09/03/2014, 12:09 am

Apple late Tuesday confirmed an unknown issue affecting its digital storefronts has barred users from purchasing, downloading or re-downloading content from the iTunes Music Store, App Store and iBookstore.

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Apple fills out iTunes Festival lineup, deadmau5 to kick off event

08/26/2014, 03:08 am

Apple on Tuesday added 16 new artists to the upcoming iTunes Festival in London bill, including crooner Tony Bennett, Mary J. Blige and opening act deadmau5.

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Apple expands Volume Purchase Program to 16 new countries in education, business push

08/23/2014, 12:08 am

As promised in July, Apple on Friday expanded its Volume Purchase Program for apps and iBook titles to 16 new countries, including major markets in the Middle East and South America.

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Apple adds 21 acts to iTunes Festival card including Lenny Kravitz, The Script and more

08/19/2014, 04:08 am

Apple on Tuesday announced the addition of 21 artists to its upcoming iTunes Festival in London, with Lenny Kravitz, The Script, Foxes and more set to take the stage next month.

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Apple remembers Robin Williams with iTunes tribute page

08/12/2014, 05:08 pm

Following the untimely death of actor and comedian Robin Williams on Monday, Apple has dedicated a special featured iTunes section to a collection of his best work, ranging from classic comedy routines to movies.

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Apple adds Family Sharing support information to iOS, Mac App Store listings

08/08/2014, 04:08 pm

Apple on Friday activated a new iOS and Mac App Store asset that notifies customers of compatibility with the company's upcoming Family Sharing program, which will allow family members to share purchased content.

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Apple fixes podcast downloading, browsing bugs with latest iTunes update

08/07/2014, 04:08 pm

Apple on Thursday rolled out the latest version of iTunes with bug fixes in place for updating of subscribed podcasts and episode browsing.

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Apple Inc's new Swift language a "huge leap forward for iOS ecosystem," offers "enormous opportunity" with IBM in enterprise

07/22/2014, 07:07 pm

Speaking to analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook called the company's new Swift programming language "a huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem" and an important contributing factor to the company's new partnership with IBM targeting enterprise app development.

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iTunes Software and Services fastest growing Apple business segment this year

07/22/2014, 05:07 pm

During Apple's quarterly conference call for the third fiscal quarter of 2014, CEO Tim Cook said iTunes software and services was the fastest growing segment of the company's business for the first nine months of the year.

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Apple releases iTunes 12 beta with 'elegant new design,' Family Sharing

07/21/2014, 03:07 pm

Alongside new beta versions of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, and numerous development tools, Apple on Monday released a preview of iTunes 12 sporting what the company calls an "elegant new design" and support for the Family Sharing feature introduced at WWDC.

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Apple's 2014 iTunes Festival in London to feature Maroon 5, Beck, Blondie, more

07/21/2014, 04:07 am

Apple on Monday revealed the initial lineup for its eighth annual iTunes Festival in London, which is scheduled to kick off in September with big-name performers Maroon 5, Pharrell and Calvin Harris joining legends Blondie, Robert Plant and more at the historic Roundhouse theater.

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Apple responds to EC complaints by touting iTunes' app controls as 'leading the industry,' cites iOS 8 "Ask To Buy" feature

07/18/2014, 02:07 pm

In response to complaints published by European Commission regulators regarding In App Purchases, Apple has issued a statement outlining that it already does more than anyone else in the industry, and will be further enhancing its efforts to secure app purchases by children in iOS 8 this fall.

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First look: Using Passbook at an Apple Store to buy iTunes & App Store credit

07/17/2014, 03:07 pm

Apple on Thursday began offering customers in the U.S. and elsewhere the ability to replenish their iTunes Store credit through its Passbook digital wallet application for iPhone when visiting an Apple Store. AppleInsider offers a first look at how it works.

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