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Updated: iLounge to cover Apple music event, join us on IRC

We’ll have a reporter live at a local Apple store covering Apple’s broadcast of the music event tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. PT. Apple is expected to announce iTunes for Windows and maybe other iTunes/iPod related items. iLounge will be updating the news on the homepage as it happens.

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Will iTunes for Windows be available for downloading at midnight tonight?

Posted by kahunasquan in Manasquan,NJ on October 15, 2003 at 7:17 PM (CDT)


doubt it - i recently watched the itunes 4 launch video and remember Jobs saying that it would be available on the apple site like a half hour after the event was over - would imagine that they’ll follow a similar pattern tomorrow.  i’m a windows user though so I don’t have real experience with apple’s events.

Posted by sk on October 15, 2003 at 7:21 PM (CDT)


if you’re at work like I am, goto http://www.jpilot.com its a java based IRC client.

Posted by RegalBegal on October 16, 2003 at 9:33 AM (CDT)


Sadly, I’m behind IRC-blocking firewalls and JPilot doesn’t seem to work for me either (I’ve tried installing it on a remote server).

Does anyone know of a site that might be streaming the Apple broadcast?

Posted by Songdog on October 16, 2003 at 10:03 AM (CDT)


When will it start?
ES time

Posted by Yarin on October 16, 2003 at 10:09 AM (CDT)


i guess 1:00PM EST?

Posted by hollowman on October 16, 2003 at 10:12 AM (CDT)


Can’t wait.. I hope that the software will be available tonight…

Posted by bababooey on October 16, 2003 at 10:47 AM (CDT)


Excellent idea for people with slow internet connections.

Posted by mongoos150 on October 16, 2003 at 11:03 AM (CDT)



/gets ready to download like it’s 1999.

Best thing that’s ever happened to Windows since the iPod itself…


Posted by prototypechild on October 16, 2003 at 11:35 AM (CDT)


What a great day to be a MAC user! I just got 3 pc users here at work to download iTunes for PC. They can’t believe how cool it is. “Is this how all Mac programs run?” I think this will get a lot of people top finally make the switch. One guy is going out to get an iPod at lunch thanks to iTunes!

Posted by ntljr in Woodland Hills, CA on October 16, 2003 at 12:50 PM (CDT)


Downloading at the moment… with the new voice recording thing (which came completely unsuspected to me) I think I will sell my 2G ipod to buy a new 3G one!!!

Posted by Mahler_seele on October 16, 2003 at 1:02 PM (CDT)


smashing, super great, but what about iTunes downloads for the UK?

iTunes downloads for the UK!
iTunes downloads for the UK!
iTunes downloads for the UK!
iTunes downloads for the UK!

repeat until apple satisfy the demands of people outside the states….

Posted by bobs yer uncle on October 16, 2003 at 1:14 PM (CDT)


now all they need is more songs….they just have the big name labels….that’s shameful… why listen to outkast’s hey ya, which is just a drum’n'bass track, of which the masses did not know existed 10 yrs ago… for them it’s fresh… sickening

Message to Apple: Please get content from independent labels… (warp, leaf, fat-cat, ninja tune, mego, planet-mu, rune grammofon, smalltown supersound, bip-hop, morr music, inertia, lex records, ghostly international, orthlong musork, tomlab, khovi records)  Until you do that Apple, the avant-garde will still buy cd’s.  but i guess you don’t care…. why bother with $100 worth of tunes, when you can rack in $1,000,000 for outkast’s spearkboxxx?

Posted by dre_dogg on October 16, 2003 at 2:02 PM (CDT)


both 2.1 and itunes for windows only available for XP and 2000???!  What gives?  i have a 3g ipod on ME.  am i going to get froze out here?

Posted by tools on October 16, 2003 at 2:21 PM (CDT)


I thank you, iPodlounge, for your service of providing the music announcement’s updates as they played out.

With appreciation,


Posted by RobertMorrissey in California on October 16, 2003 at 2:26 PM (CDT)


dre_dogg, I’m sure they are working on it! Just be patient! i think the selection is outstanding right now. And it’s only going to get better. My tastes are a little more mainstream than yours… but I find some really rare songs on iTunes all the time. Judging the iTunes collection based on one Outkast song is shameful as well dude. Kudo’s to apple for always keeping things exciting. Now PC users can really get to see what we’ve been talking about for years.

Posted by ntljr in Woodland Hills, CA on October 16, 2003 at 2:37 PM (CDT)


What’s the dance/electronica section like?
P.S.-Yeah,Tools,kinda looks like it.I’m in the same boat that you are. I would get XP,but I can’t justify spending $100.,only to turn around and buy a new computer within the next three months. I can’t even bring myself to go on E-bay. If I do,in all likeliehood,it’ll be an Apple… But who knows? Keep hope…

Posted by Christianicononev.2 on October 17, 2003 at 6:46 PM (CDT)

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