More iTunes 5 Info?

Last week, Page 2 of MacRumors provided some interesting but unverified reports of the upcoming iTunes release.

The anonymous Page 2 submission claimed that October 16th would bring iTunes 5 -- which was said to include WMA support, music store "listener loans", new encoding options and an all new interface.

New accessories for the iPod were reported to be "a recording device, a new dock to transfer and view movies and photos on a television and a bluetooth dock/headphone pair" with some tentative confirmation of plans for a photo-interface adapter for the iPod.

Today, AppleInsider claims to have some independent (but also unconfirmed) reports of similar upgrades planned from Apple.

Their report claims that Apple will be introducing a recording device, and a major update to iTunes and AAC Digital Rights Management to allow users to "borrow or preview full tracks or albums". (ed note: Listener loans?)

Both reports (Page 2 and Appleinsider) are tagged as unverified and could simply represent a common incorrect source.

iTunes last saw a major upgrade in April, 2003 (iTunes 4) and was released alongside the original release of the iTunes Music Store.

Related Link: iTunes 5 and Digital Rights Management?.

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