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Apple Introduces iTunes 10 With Ping Social Music Network

Apple Introduces iTunes 10 With Ping Social Music Network

Posted September 1, 2010 at 2:39pm by iClarified · 9934 views
Apple today introduced iTunes 10 with Ping, a new music-oriented social network for following your favorite artists and friends to discover what music they’re talking about, listening to and downloading. iTunes Ping lets you post your thoughts and opinions, your favorite albums and songs, the music you’ve downloaded from iTunes, plus view concert listings and tell your friends which concerts you plan to attend. iTunes 10 also features HD TV show rentals for just 99 cents an episode and AirPlay wireless music playback.

“iTunes is the number one music community in the world, with over 160 million iTunes users in 23 countries, and now we’re adding social networking with Ping,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With Ping you can follow your favorite artists and friends and join a worldwide conversation with music’s most passionate fans.”

Ping lets you follow your favorite artists to see what they’re up to, check out photos and videos they’ve posted, see their tour dates and read comments about other artists and albums they’re listening to. You can also create a profile on iTunes to let your friends know who you’re following, what you’re listening to and which concerts you’re going to. There’s no better way to discover new music than to find out what your friends are listening to, and Ping’s Recent Activity feed shows you their posts about artists, albums, songs and concerts, plus a consolidated Top 10 list of the songs and albums your friends and the artists you follow are downloading from iTunes. In addition to using Ping on your desktop computer, you can take it with you on your iPhone or iPod touch, so you’re always plugged into your personal music scene.

With iTunes 10, you can rent your favorite HD TV shows commercial free from ABC, ABC Family, Fox, Disney Channel and BBC America and watch them at home or on the go for just 99 cents an episode. Thousands of episodes are available, many the day after broadcast, to watch on your Mac or PC, iPhone, iPod touch and the all-new Apple TV, and you have 30 days from the moment you rent an episode to start watching it, and 48 hours after that to finish it.

iTunes 10 also features AirPlay wireless music playback to listen to your music on remote speakers using Apple’s AirPort Express base station. In addition, AirPlay now works without AirPort Express, using speakers, receivers and stereo systems from companies including Bowers & Wilkins, JBL, Denon and iHome, so you can enjoy your entire iTunes music library wirelessly from any room in the house with no extra gear required.

iTunes 10 is available immediately as a free download at

Apple Introduces iTunes 10 With Ping Social Music Network

Apple Introduces iTunes 10 With Ping Social Music Network

Apple Introduces iTunes 10 With Ping Social Music Network
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Kroo - September 1, 2010 at 8:33pm
This report should read: "for download, sometime in the next month or so" not immediately. This long delay suggests it's not a server issue as they farm the DL to servers around the world. I think they're still ironing out the bugs, right on the day of release. That's really poor form. Apple are getting sloppy. Too many pies and not enough fingers.
no u
no u - September 1, 2010 at 11:20pm
And you are a perfect example. You are a sloppy creation.
South Africa
South Africa - September 1, 2010 at 3:14pm
iTunes servers are bogged down with millions of people trying to download iTunes 10 - it will come right, just be patient. Now all we have to do is wait for the DevTeam to give us the OK to download iTunes10. OK Dev Team you better start getting your act together cos next week we all gonna hound you for that jailbreal for 4.1
Dev Team
Dev Team - September 1, 2010 at 5:46pm
Screw you. We don't owe you anything, so you cant tell us what to do. Go back to working the fields for us white people South Africa.
bone - September 1, 2010 at 3:10pm
i hate the new icon..... :( time to hack it lol full song previews would be dumb cuz it would be easier (childsplay) to bootleg music lol
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