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Older iTunes versions denied iTMS access

Users of iTunes 4.5 or earlier are being urged by Apple to upgrade to 4.6 in order to access the iTunes Music Store. The warning reads, “You are using a version of iTunes that will soon no longer be supported. Upgrade today to take advantage of the latest application features and music store enhancements.”

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Ahahahah, who would not upgrade? it’s free… lazy people…

Posted by Zardoz on October 21, 2004 at 2:19 PM (CDT)


Steve Jobs just wants more money…oh wait.

Posted by fezzy on October 21, 2004 at 2:23 PM (CDT)


Oh; does this mean a new version of iTunes will pop up soon ? Or does that conclusion make no sense at all ?

Posted by Brian on October 21, 2004 at 2:30 PM (CDT)


I bet it does. In fact - October 26, new iTMS in Europe, new iTunes, new black iPod, and firmware upgrades to support the new features of iTunes 4.7?

Posted by Magic Rabbits on October 21, 2004 at 2:36 PM (CDT)


#1…those few with no broadband access

Posted by jimlat on October 21, 2004 at 2:42 PM (CDT)


oops…no post numbers… I meant Zardoz

Posted by jimlat on October 21, 2004 at 2:45 PM (CDT)



... that makes a better sens for the rumored ipod-photo. In that case, iTunes 5.0 could be on the starting block !!

Posted by noem on October 21, 2004 at 3:06 PM (CDT)


It Makes sense they want to eliminate older hymn users.


Posted by Matt on October 21, 2004 at 3:45 PM (CDT)


I think we’ll see a new iTunes for Canadians (rumoured) before the ipod-photo iTunes… supposedly access is coming in november…

Posted by Silver Rocket in Toronto on October 21, 2004 at 3:56 PM (CDT)


This means, I think, a new iTMS on Tue., but NO new iTunes app. If there was a new app coming, Apple would tell people to upgrade AFTER that.

But since iTMS is a system with both remote and local components, of course the need will come to upgrade one to stay current with the other. That’s OK—if you choose not to upgrade, your old iTunes and music will still work. You just can’t shop.

I’ve been using the latest iTunes forever anyway :)

Posted by Nagromme on October 21, 2004 at 5:47 PM (CDT)


I need 4.2 for work (editor) and need to be able to both buy songs online AND playback/upload music to my Avid editing machines.

Posted by jbjhill on October 21, 2004 at 5:50 PM (CDT)


Does this mean I will finally be able to buy from the French store with an American account?

Posted by Francophile on October 21, 2004 at 9:28 PM (CDT)


The reason they are demanding the upgrade is that they’ve changed the DRM protection scheme in the new versions.  But, programs like iOpener have also been updated.

Posted by Geoff on October 22, 2004 at 6:21 PM (CDT)

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