Apple Celebrates 'A Decade of iTunes' With New Milestone Feature

With the 10th anniversary of the iTunes Store coming up on Sunday, April 28, Apple has posted a new iTunes Store feature honoring the event. The feature is an expanded version of the iPod + iTunes Timeline that has long been available on the company's site.

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The feature walks through a number of important events over the ten-year history of the iTunes Store, from the launch day when U2's "Stuck in a Moment" and Beck's "Sea Change" topped the sales list to the 2010 launch of The Beatles on iTunes to new milestones of 40 billion app downloads and 25 billion songs reached earlier this year.

iTunes has maintained its dominance in both the music and video markets in the United States and other countries for many years, with the music store now available in 119 countries following a major expansion last December. Apple's App Store is even larger, with Apple noting in yesterday's earnings conference call that the marketplace is now available in 155 countries covering 90% of the world's population.

Top Rated Comments

ck2875 Avatar
104 months ago
They forgot to mention Ping.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RawBert Avatar
104 months ago
Happy B-Day, iTunes Store.

I had just bought my first iMac around the same time. I couldn't figure out where to see the store on iTunes. I went to an Apple store and they asked me what color my iTunes icon was. I still had the purple one. (Duh!)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AQUADock Avatar
104 months ago
They forgot to mention Ping.

That never happened.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
helmsc Avatar
104 months ago
Happy Birthday iTunes. Here's to another 10 years
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TyPod Avatar
104 months ago
No songs, no movie rentals, no books, no paid apps? It appears that you don't own an iDevice.

Maybe he "buys" his content from torrent sites.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
odedia Avatar
104 months ago
I find it amusing that on the tenth anniversary of iTunes i'm finding myself going back to vinyl, with all the goodness of preamps, amplifiers and floorstanding speakers. iTunes is great for my car, gym and while at work. At home, i'm back to analog :).
Pure, pure joy.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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