Apple Announces iTunes 10 With New Social Network for Music

That wasn’t much of a big prediction, but I was right when I said we’d see a new verison of iTunes. Today Steve Jobs announced the release of iTunes 10, which not only comes with a new logo, but also with new features… The most exciting new feature coming with iTunes 10 is Ping, some sort of social music discovery, or a mix of Twitter and Facebook for iTunes, as Steve Jobs puts it.

You can follow and be followed by friends, you can follow artists, you can post your thoughts and opinions, find concert information, and more…

Each of the 160 million iTunes users in the world get access to Ping, so will every iPhone and iPod Touch users as Ping comes with the iTunes app.

I believe Apple set the bar very high with this. Not only will Ping be great for iTunes users, but it will most importantly boost iTunes sales tremendously.

You can download the new iTunes 10 today from Apple’s website. If you’re jailbroken, I suggest you hold on on the update as it might break your jailbreak/unlock ability.