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Apple unveils iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, iTunes 7.4, custom ringtones from iTunes tracks

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At its special event today, Apple introduced the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, which offers users the ability to browse, search, preview, purchase, and download songs directly from their Wi-Fi-enabled iPod touch or iPhone. The purchased music is downloaded directly to the user’s device, and is transferred back into their iTunes Library the next time the iPod or iPhone is synced with the user’s computer. Prices and selection on the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store are the same as on the regular iTunes Store. “The iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store is really fun—you can browse, search, freely preview, buy and instantly download music right onto your iPod touch or iPhone,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Innovative products like this keep iTunes at the forefront of the digital music revolution.”

Apple also released iTunes 7.4 today, the latest update to the company’s music jukebox software. The updated software features a larger viewing area for video, filling the entire iTunes window for a better playback experience. In addition, users can also now rate entire albums as well as songs. iTunes 7.4 is available immediately as a free download though Apple’s Software Update application and at www.itunes.com.

Apple today also announced the ability for users to create custom ringtones from music purchased from the iTunes Store. This $0.99 option allows users to select up to a 30-second segment from over one million participating songs on iTunes and sync them to their iPhone. This works on both newly- and previously-purchased tracks. Users can personalize their ringtones by choosing which portion of the song they want to use, and by setting custom fade in and fade out points. Customers still have full use of the originally purchased song. Both the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store and custom iTunes ringtones for iPhone will be available later this month.

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Comments

1

Uhh… Where is iTunes 7.4?  Apple’s site still has 7.3.2 up.

Posted by Tim on September 5, 2007 at 3:47 PM (CDT)

2

Please don’t drop Windows 2000 support!!!!

Posted by tim on September 5, 2007 at 3:54 PM (CDT)

3

1:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. No iTunes 7.4 as of yet on the Apple site…

Posted by RNB in Bakersfield, CA on September 5, 2007 at 4:01 PM (CDT)

4

According to the event, Jobs says iTunes 7.4 is going to be available next week.

Posted by skadiwolf on September 5, 2007 at 5:28 PM (CDT)

5

No, Jobs said tonight. iTunes 7.4 will be available tonight. Listen more closely next time.

Posted by Skjolpadda on September 5, 2007 at 5:32 PM (CDT)

6

Although the second he shows it, it should have been available on the website.

Posted by Skjolpadda on September 5, 2007 at 5:34 PM (CDT)

7

I am so pissed off with all of this. I just bought my Iphone last week and i find it very inconsiderate for the people that just spent $600 dollars on the Iphone.

Posted by Thestrangernyc on September 5, 2007 at 5:43 PM (CDT)

8

Thestrangernyc,

If you purchased your iPhone last week, then you are protected by Apple’s Pricing policy. From the Apple Store site:

“Should Apple reduce its price on any shipped product within 10 calendar days of shipment, you may contact Apple Sales Support at 1-800-676-2775 to request a refund or credit of the difference between the price you were charged and the current selling price. To receive the refund or credit you must contact Apple within 14 business days of shipment.”

Posted by Charles Starrett on September 5, 2007 at 6:17 PM (CDT)

9

if we already have an iphone, will we be able to do an update and have wi-fi itunes on our phone? thanks for your help, its driving me crazy!

Posted by Jacob on September 5, 2007 at 7:02 PM (CDT)

10

where is the itunes 7.4. i still cant find it.

Posted by mike on September 5, 2007 at 7:44 PM (CDT)

11

It’s now 8:00 p.m. on the east coast….still no itunes 7.4…

Posted by Jonathan on September 5, 2007 at 8:24 PM (CDT)

12

El jobso wheres my itunes 7.4 i demand my update or is ilounge just feebing about the 7.4 update

Posted by mike on September 5, 2007 at 8:36 PM (CDT)

13

Jacob:

Jobs mentioned that the iTunes Wifi Music Store will be available for people who already have an iPhone in a software update to come later this month when the wifi music store is launched

Posted by Jonathan Sanchez on September 5, 2007 at 10:10 PM (CDT)

14

why is everyone ready for iTunes 7.4 if the wi-fi store doesn’t launch until later this month?

Posted by Andre on September 5, 2007 at 10:29 PM (CDT)

15

Andre- because there might be other changes with 7.4…other than the addition of the wi-fi store. All ipod users might like to get a hold of 7.4…not just those who are purchasing the new ipods.

Posted by Jonathan on September 5, 2007 at 10:43 PM (CDT)

16

9:08 Pacifico Standardo Tiempo and still no iTunes 7.4…

Goddamn, Steve and his LIES!!

If I don’t get 7.4 within ten minutes I’m gonna go ape$#!% and drink a warm orange mocha frapp, so that when I see this prick @ bridge club later I can hurl bile all over his smug goatee

Posted by Archibald Pettibone on September 6, 2007 at 12:16 AM (CDT)

17

Anyone know whether the new coverflow iPod software will work on the 5th gen iPods?

Posted by Tom on September 6, 2007 at 12:54 AM (CDT)

18

iTunes 7.4 is now up.

Posted by itunes on September 6, 2007 at 2:31 AM (CDT)

19

Aaaaargh: Where’s the Windows 2000 Version??

Posted by ron on September 6, 2007 at 5:56 AM (CDT)

20

Looks like they dropped Windows 2000 support.  If anyone can get 7.4 to work with Windows 2000 or if they can get the new ipods to work with the older itunes software, please post it.

Posted by tim on September 6, 2007 at 9:36 AM (CDT)

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