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Topic: iTunes

Apple's iAd attracts brands paying up to $10M to join iTunes Radio launch

09/04/2013, 02:09 pm

Apple's iAd advertising network, originally designed to monetize third party apps, is growing to take on a new role in supporting iTunes Radio with new audio and video spots, and top advertisers are eager to participate.

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Apple kicks off iTunes back-to-school with $7, $8 albums

09/02/2013, 01:09 pm

Apple is marking the return of the school year by marketing discounted music to both kids and their parents, with customers able to get popular albums for as low as $7 or $8.

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Apple's iTunes Radio attracts ads from major brands like McDonald's, Nissan & Pepsi

08/20/2013, 02:08 pm

Apple's forthcoming iTunes Radio service, set to debut with the launch of iOS 7, has already attracted some premium brands for advertisers, including Proctor & Gamble, Pepsi, Nissan and McDonald's, according to a new report.

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Exclusive: First data center buildings up at Apple's Reno iCloud facility

08/17/2013, 12:08 pm

Just over a month after the initial structures began rising at Apple's iCloud data center site near Reno, Nev., two vast data center buildings now appear to be fully enclosed as work continues on the project.

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Apple asks developers to classify apps by age range for new 'Kids' App Store category

08/17/2013, 12:08 am

An email sent out by Apple on Friday asked developers who are making apps for children under the age of 11 to classify their software in one of three age ranges, which will make it easier for parents to discover age-appropriate titles when a new "Kids" App Store category debuts with iOS 7.

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Apple seeds iTunes 11.1 Beta 2 to developers

08/16/2013, 09:08 pm

Apple on Friday released a second beta of the upcoming iTunes 11.1, further refining the popular media hub set to be ready for public consumption this fall.

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Apple fixes iTunes in the Cloud issue with iTunes 11.0.5 update

08/16/2013, 07:08 pm

Apple on Friday rolled out an iTunes update that corrects an issue with iTunes in the Cloud that would cause some purchases to download or play unexpected items.

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Apple updates App Review Guidelines with focus on apps for children

08/15/2013, 01:08 am

Ahead of its push for iPads in education initiative, Apple has updated the App Review Guidelines document, adding new sections and regulations specifically targeting child safety.

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'Harry Potter,' 'Matrix,' many other movie series on sale in new iTunes bundles

08/13/2013, 09:08 am

Apple is offering iTunes movie customers steep discounts on bundled films, offering the chance to pick up popular series like "The Matrix" and "Back to the Future" at a rate of buy one, get two free.

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Apple launches iTunes in the Cloud movies in Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, more

08/08/2013, 08:08 am

Apple on Thursday debuted its iTunes in the Cloud feature for re-downloading purchased movies in a number of countries across the globe, including Japan and 7 European nations.

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Briefly: iTunes Connect contracts and banking module scheduled for maintenance today

08/07/2013, 04:08 am

Apple on Tuesday sent out a notice to developers on reminding them of a scheduled maintenance period for the Contracts, Tax, and Banking module, which will be unavailable during that time period.

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Mobile iTunes Store video service edges out Netflix, Amazon in US customer satisfaction

08/06/2013, 08:08 pm

The results of a consumer survey released on Tuesday show that iTunes' video store is at the top of a 22-company list that includes U.S. content delivery heavyweights like HBO, Netflix and Amazon.

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Apple asks Internet radio stations for iTunes Radio cover art

08/05/2013, 07:08 pm

In preparation for the rollout of iTunes Radio, Apple has started sending out emails to owners of Internet radio stations asking that they provide cover art, suggesting the streams will soon be available as part of the upcoming service.

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Ahead of iPad in education push, Apple activates pre-teen iTunes accounts for school purposes

08/02/2013, 07:08 pm

As part of its new iPad in education initiative, Apple on Thursday revised the iTunes Store's terms and conditions to allow children under the age of 13 to open and manage their own accounts, as long as the Apple ID was requested by an "approved educational institution."

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Betas of iTunes 11.1 with iTunes Radio, Apple TV 5.4 with bug fixes now available [u]

07/29/2013, 01:07 pm

In addition to the fourth beta of iOS 7, Apple also provided developers with new pre-release versions of iTunes 11.1, featuring iTunes Radio support, and Apple TV 5.4, with a number of bug fixes.

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Apple's iTunes brings in $3.9B in Q3, up 25% from 2012

07/23/2013, 06:07 pm

In somewhat of a surprise from Tuesday's quarterly conference call, it was announced that iTunes Software and Services generated $3.9 billion, which represents a whopping 25 percent increase compared to the year-ago period.

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Digital music streaming grows 24% as Apple preps launch of iTunes Radio

07/19/2013, 01:07 pm

As Apple prepares to launch iTunes Radio alongside iOS 7, new figures from Nielsen indicate that the music streaming industry has taken off, with more than 50 billion songs streamed in the first half of this year.

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Apple lays out iOS in-app purchase settlement: full refunds and iTunes credits

06/24/2013, 09:06 am

Apple appears to have finalized the details of its settlement agreement for a class action suit over in-app purchases on iPhones and iPads, with the Cupertino company offering millions of dollars in refunds and iTunes credits.

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Apple's iTunes accounts for 75% of global digital music market, worth $6.9B a year

06/20/2013, 05:06 pm

After Apple published numbers for iTunes TV show and music downloads on Wednesday, Asymco's Horace Dediu broke down the stats to reveal the online storefront rakes in some $6.9 billion each year, or roughly 75 percent of all digital music sales.

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Apple now adding 500,000 new iTunes accounts per day

06/14/2013, 12:06 am

This week, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook presented a new milestone for iTunes accounts: 575 million. As Asymco's Horace Dediu points out, that means Apple is now adding a half million new accounts on average every day.

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