By Cody Lee on Aug 12, 2013
AMC’s hit TV show Breaking Bad, starring Bryan Cranston, returned last night for the highly anticipated second half of its final season (5). I wasn’t able to find specific numbers, but it’s believed that the premier could have broken several ratings records.
But while cable viewers turned out in droves, many iTunes users were met with disappointment when they logged in to view the episode. As it turns out, folks who purchased a Season Pass for the first half of the season don’t get access to the second half… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 7, 2013
If you’re having trouble downloading music, or otherwise accessing the iTunes Store, you’re not alone. A number of users have taken to Twitter to report that the digital content front is down, and Apple itself has now acknowledged the problem.
As of about 11:30 am this morning, Apple’s system status page shows that the iTunes Store is down, with the issue affecting ‘some users.’ A detailed timeline on the page shows the outage has lasted over an hour and is affecting iTunes purchases… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 6, 2013
Hot on the heels of announcing 25 billion song purchases since the iTunes Store’s inception nearly a decade ago, today Apple of California has conveniently kicked off a fitting Valentine’s Day love music promotion.
The company has discounted some of its most popular love songs, which now cost 69 cents a piece. These music tracks span genres and decades, from artists like Aerosmith, Celine Dion, James Taylor, Kenny Chesney and Whitney Houston, to name a few… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 6, 2013
Just in time for Valentine’s Day $0.69 love music sale, Apple this morning issued a press release announcing that music lovers have downloaded more than 25 billion songs from the iTunes Store. The company’s song sales now average to 15,000 tracks downloaded per minute. The iTunes Store opened for business on April 28, 2003 and its catalog is now over 26 million songs strong. Remember that it was only back in September 2012 that Apple announced 20 billion iTunes song purchases.
With the recent addition of 56 new markets, music on iTunes is now available for sale in 119 countries. And with the recent Apple TV 5.2 software update, owners of Apple’s $99 set-top box can now see upcoming songs when playing music, choose what plays next and access their previously purchased songs from iCloud, right on their television set… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Jan 24, 2013
Although Apple did not make it into the top six mobile apps in 2012, Apple Maps prevented Android-maker Google from capturing all six positions, according to Internet research firm comScore. As it is, the Mountain View, California search firm captured five of the six slots, it’s Google Maps mobile app falling to No. 2 after briefly being dropped by Apple.
Social media giant Facebook claimed the number one spot in a list of top apps for 2012, pushing Google Maps into second place, Internet researchers announced Thursday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg might consider sending Apple a thank-you note, as the iOS Maps debacle is now seen as the reason for Facebook overcoming its rival… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 4, 2012
Yesterday we reported that the iTunes Music Store had gone live in Russia, Turkey and a handful of other countries. The rollout came just one day before Apple’s rumored iTunes event in Moscow.
But as it turns out, the Music expansion is much bigger than we originally thought. Apple published a press release last night announcing that it’s rolling out iTunes Music to 56 new countries… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 3, 2012
Earlier today, we passed along a report that Apple was going to be holding an iTunes event in Moscow tomorrow to celebrate the launch of its music store in Russia. Rumors have been circulating for some months now that iTunes Music was on its way to the country, and it appears they were dead on. Ahead of tomorrow’s event, users in Russia are seeing the iTunes Music Store populate… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 3, 2012
Apple revolutionized the music industry when it first introduced the iTunes Music Store back in 2003. At the time, people were either spending $10-$15 for a CD, or pirating their music from a p2p service like BearShare. And iTunes came in and changed all that.
Since then, Apple has really turned the Store into a media empire. It added TV shows in 2005, movies in 2006, apps in 2008 and then books and magazines shortly after. Today, Apple’s iTunes business ranks among some of the world’s largest media companies… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 21, 2012
Last we heard, Apple delayed iTunes 11 until end of November because the team needs more time “to get it right”. With nine days until the deadline, Apple has now emailed record labels and artists, asking them to upload pictures and galleries of their artists to iTunes for use in the new Music Store layout that will debut with iTunes 11. The company specifically warned content owners that iTunes 11 “is about to be released within the next days”, indicating it’s about to hit the deadline… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 5, 2012
Apple has gotten lost in translation with last month’s launch of the iTunes Store and iTunes Match in twelve new Asian territories.
Specifically, user in Hong Kong are complaining over ugly translation woes, especially with Apple’s versions of song and album titles in the store’s music section… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 1, 2012
Corroborating iDB’s scoop that all Apple’s apps which ship with iOS software are about to get a major overhaul in iOS 6, the latest chatter in the rumor mill now has it that Apple at WWDC is launching redesigned front-ends for the App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore.
As for the new look, you can probably expect the App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore apps to adopt that sexier silver appearance.
But wait, there’s more to this redesign than meets the eye… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 17, 2012
Apple has just taken its cat-and-mouse game with the jailbreak community to the next level as the company’s US iTunes Store began censoring all occurrences of the term ‘jailbreak’ across all content categories.
Apps, podcast episodes, music albums, television shows, movies – even e-book titles – everything is being affected with these store-wide policy change… Read More
By Jake Smith on Mar 7, 2012
While we’ve already heard about Apple’s new iPad and Apple TV, a few more things are trickling out after the event that just wrapped up in California. Along with iOS 5.1 and the new iPhoto for iPad, Apple will also launch iTunes 10.6 this afternoon.
There’s no word on new features, but it will of course feature support for iOS 5.1… Read More
By Jake Smith on Mar 6, 2012
Ahead of the iPad 3 (or iPad HD) announcement tomorrow, AppleBitch is reporting that Apple has rolled out a new App Store update for the iPad. The new update offers a few design and speed enhancements that makes viewing the App Store on the iPad much more pleasing. What perfect timing.
Specifically in the way of UI enhancements, Apple has updated the way top paid and free iPad apps are shown. They are now displayed horizontally instead of vertically… Read More
By Guest Author on Feb 20, 2012
According to 9to5Mac‘s Mark Gurman, Apple is going to overhaul the iTunes Store and App Store designs later this year.
The new design of the iTunes Store and App Store is going to be easier to use and be simpler. The ways of finding new content such as songs, videos, and apps is apparently going to be faster and more efficient… Read More
By Jake Smith on Feb 9, 2012
The amount of customers reporting that their iTunes account have been hacked is growing steadily on Apple’s Support Forum. Customers are reporting that their accounts are being hacked, and the hackers are then using the accounts to purchase gift cards, make purchases on the store, and even using their PayPal accounts.
The Globe and Mail reports customers that have been hacked are growing increasingly frustrated with Apple’s response to the issue… Read More