Apple and Motorola today announced a partnership to enable music fans to transfer songs from their iTunes library on their Mac or PC (including songs from the iTunes Music Store) to Motorola’s next-generation mobile phones via a USB or Bluetooth wireless connection. Apple said it will create a new iTunes mobile music player which it expects to be available in the first half of next year. Motorola, the No. 2 cell phone maker, said it will make the new version iTunes the standard music application on all its mass-market music phones. “The mobile phone market — with 1.5 billion subscribers expected worldwide by the end of 2004 — is a phenomenal opportunity to get iTunes in the hands of even more music lovers around the world and we think Motorola is the ideal partner to kick this off,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.