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Topic: iTunes

iTunes in the Cloud goes online in 11 European countries

02/27/2013, 11:02 am

Eleven new countries in Europe gained access to Apple's iTunes in the Cloud service on Wednesday, allowing users to re-download content they have already purchased.

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Apple floats global music downloads to the tune of $3.4 billion

02/27/2013, 11:02 am

Apple's iTunes Music Store is already known to be one of the top contributors to the music industry's bottom line, but a new analysis pegs Apple is bolstering the digital music download market to the tune of about $3.4 billion, or 60 percent of digital revenues.

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iTunes, other digital providers boost music industry to first revenue growth in 13 years

02/26/2013, 10:02 am

Once ravaged by free file-sharing, the global music industry appears to be on the comeback, as digital download services such as Apple's iTunes boosted music revenues to $16.5 billion in 2012, the first year of industry growth since 1999.

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Apple settles lawsuit over in-app purchasing by kids with $5 iTunes credits

02/25/2013, 07:02 pm

Apple on Monday agreed to settle a lawsuit leveled by a group of parents who sued the company after their children spent large amounts of money on in-app purchases, with the company planning to dole out $5 iTunes gift cards, the same amount in cash, or a full refund if the initial charge was over $30.

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Google planning Spotify-style subscription music service - report

02/23/2013, 07:02 pm

As rumors swirl of a Pandora-style Internet radio service from Apple, Google is said to be working on a paid subscription music service akin to Spotify.

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Apple's iTunes update brings new 'Composer' view, minor enhancements

02/19/2013, 05:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday rolled out an update to its flagship digital media store and iOS device hub, bringing a new "Composers" view for music and the usual speed and reliability upgrades.

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Apple's iTunes revenues don't include $7 billion paid to app developers

02/11/2013, 08:02 pm

Apple has paid its iTunes App Store developers a cumulative $7 billion, with $5 billion of that paid out just in 2012. However, those payouts aren't included in its reported $12.9 billion in iTunes revenues for 2012.

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Apple TV, imagined by Steve Jobs to be Apple's "fourth leg," now becomes its sixth

02/11/2013, 07:02 pm

While Steve Jobs described Apple TV as potentially becoming Apple's "fourth leg" supporting the company in 2007, there are now five major business "legs" ahead of it.

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Apple's iTunes & accessory sales now greater than every other phone vendor but Samsung

02/11/2013, 07:02 pm

Having recategorized its reported revenues to highlight accessory sales and iTunes content, apps, software and services (exclusive of major hardware sales), it's now apparent that Apple's "other" business is not just bigger than iPod, but also, by itself, greater than the revenues of any other phone vendor apart from Samsung.

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Apple's iTunes Store sells 25 billionth song

02/06/2013, 11:02 am

Apple on Wednesday announced a newly achieved milestone for its iTunes Store, with the music outlet surpassing the 25 billion song mark.

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Apple highlights self-published iBooks titles as 'Breakout Books'

02/05/2013, 03:02 pm

Apple has begun promoting self-published titles on the iBookstore under the banner of "Breakout Books."

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'Radio Buy' buttons hidden in iOS 6.1 reveal Apple's anticipated Pandora killer

02/05/2013, 01:02 pm

Files found within Apple's newly released iOS 6.1 refer to an Internet radio service the company is believed to be working on.

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NPD: Apple's iTunes takes biggest piece of online video on demand pie

01/31/2013, 03:01 pm

As sales of Blu-ray disc and DVDs continued to slip, Apple has taken the leading share of the emerging Internet video on demand market, according to a new report by The NPD Group.

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Apple now collecting twice as much from iTunes, software & services as from iPod sales

01/28/2013, 05:01 pm

Apple's reclassification of its revenues to isolate iTunes' software, media and services separately from its hardware products has revealed the hidden billions of dollars in revenues the company has been earning on top of its hardware sales of computers and gadgets, revenues that now dwarf the company's iPod sales.

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Apple's record profits contrasted with Amazon's hopes to turn a profit

01/24/2013, 06:01 pm

Apple's profits for fiscal 2012 reached above $40 billion, making it the only tech company to ever reach that benchmark. In fact, it's a feat only ever matched by oil giant Exxon Mobil.

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Apple's Newsstand to get exclusive early access to Hearst publications

01/17/2013, 05:01 pm

In a new deal with Hearst that went active on Thursday, Apple is offering iPad versions of the publisher's catalog days before they release on other platforms, including print editions.

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Amazon's MP3 Web store now optimized for Apple's iPhone, iPod touch

01/17/2013, 10:01 am

Amazon's browser-based MP3 store has been optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch, allowing users to more easily purchase songs through their mobile Safari browser.

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Google Music gains free scan & match in US to compete with Apple's iTunes Match

12/18/2012, 02:12 pm

Previously limited to Europe, the scan and match feature in Google Play's music service arrived in the U.S. at no cost on Tuesday, matching a key feature of Apple's iTunes Match.

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iTunes updated with duplicate song display tool and bug fixes

12/13/2012, 06:12 pm

Less than two weeks after launch, iTunes 11 has been updated to version 11.0.1 which brings back the duplicate song display tool as well as fixes for a few minor issues regarding iCloud and AirPlay.

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Apple reactivates app gift giving with new 'send by' date feature

12/13/2012, 05:12 pm

Months after iOS app gifting was deactivated with iOS 6, Apple has reinstated the feature in time for the holidays, adding a new sending option that allows buyers to pick the date on which a recipient receives their digital present.

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