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

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2007
News Categories: iTunes

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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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21

I’ve downloaded 7.4 twice and keep getting and error message 11333 and no new itunes. Anyone having the same trouble

Posted by Mickie on September 6, 2007 at 8:33 AM (PDT)

22

dang I was hoping for an iPod 5G update to go along with this.

Posted by xman2k6 on September 6, 2007 at 10:16 AM (PDT)

23

what no 5G update?

those f’ers… in past years the early adopters to the new generation got stiffed on software features and as soon as the next generation came out, they were updated…

like the multiple editable on the go playlists

WHERE’S MY SEARCH?

getting ticked off at apple now.

Posted by puckles on September 6, 2007 at 11:31 AM (PDT)

24

i f***ing hATE I TUNES I HAVE WINDOWS 2000 AND I JUST BOUGHT A IPOD NANO VIDEO. AND I HAVE ITUNES 7.3.2 BUT I NEED 7.4 WITH MY NEW NANO WAT CAN I DO?

Posted by babie rae on December 17, 2007 at 12:29 PM (PDT)

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