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Apple Premieres iTunes 9

Apple Premieres iTunes 9

Apple today introduced iTunes 9, the latest version of the world’s most
popular software application to purchase, manage and play media, packed
with innovative features such as iTunes LP, Home Sharing and Genius Mixes,
as well as a redesigned store and improved syncing. iTunes 9 makes it
easier than ever to discover, purchase and enjoy your music, movies, TV
shows, and apps for iPhone and iPod touch from Apple’s revolutionary App
Store. Plus, Home Sharing now lets you easily transfer songs, movies and TV
shows to other computers in your home.

“iTunes 9 is a great iTunes release, with innovative features that make
using iTunes better than ever and iTunes content richer than ever,” said
Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iTunes LP, for example, lets artists share more
of their creativity with fans and gives music lovers the feeling of being
immersed in an entire album with art, lyrics, liner notes, photos and

iTunes LP is the next evolution of the music album delivering a rich,
immersive experience for select albums on the iTunes Store by combining
beautiful design with expanded visual features like live performance
videos, lyrics, artwork, liner notes, interviews, photos, album credits and
more. iTunes LP debuts today with albums including Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61
Revisited,” Norah Jones’ “Come Away With Me,” The Grateful Dead’s “American
Beauty” and Dave Matthews Band’s “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King: iTunes
Pass.” The new iTunes Extras provides a similar experience for movies on
iTunes with features including documentaries, deleted scenes, interviews
and interactive galleries. iTunes Extras is now available for select movies
including “Twilight,” “Batman Begins,” “WALL-E,” “Iron Man” and “The Da
Vinci Code.” Customers can enjoy iTunes LP and iTunes Extras on a Mac or PC.

iTunes 9 also introduces Home Sharing, which lets you easily transfer
music, movies and TV shows among up to five authorized computers in your
home. Family members can now view up to five iTunes libraries on their home
network, see only the portion of these libraries they don’t already have,
import their favorite content directly to their own libraries, and
automatically add new purchases from other computers into their library.

The incredibly popular Genius feature gets even better with Genius Mixes
which are created using the results of over 27 million music libraries with
over 54 billion songs that have been submitted and analyzed by Genius. The
new Genius Mixes feature is like having a “Genius” DJ that automatically
generates up to 12 endless mixes of songs from your iTunes library that go
great together.

With improved syncing in iTunes 9 and iPhone OS 3.1, you can now organize
your iPhone apps right in iTunes and they will automatically appear on your
iPhone with the same layout. Plus, syncing music, photos, movies and TV
shows is easier than ever with the added ability to sync music by artist
and genre and sync photos by Events and Faces. The iTunes Store on iPhone
now features precut ringtone downloads with over 20,000 ringtones priced at
just $1.29.

iTunes 9 is available immediately as a free download at

The iTunes Store is the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie
store with a catalog of over 11 million songs, over 50,000 TV episodes and
over 7,500 films including over 2,000 in stunning high definition video.
With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as iTunes
Movie Rentals, integrated podcasting support, the ability to turn
previously purchased tracks into complete albums at a reduced price, and
seamless integration with iPod and iPhone, the iTunes Store is the best way
for Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music and
video online.

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