Ping, a new feature in iTunes 10 “which is a social media network all about music”, already received more than 1 million users within the first 2 days, Apple said in a press release. Its not bad if you think about the fact that a lot of people where sceptical about it just a view days ago. Still 1 million users is only 0,6 percent of the total amount of iTunes Store-accounts, but Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services said “As many more people download iTunes 10 in the coming weeks, we expect the Ping community to continue growing.” » More Than 1 Million Ping Users Within 2 Days.
According to 9to5mac iOS is the third most popular platform on the internet, this came from a report of netmarketshare. iOS is actually almost six times larger than Android. Devices that are running iOS “which includes iPhone, iPad and iPod” have a market share of 1.1 percent. That puts them on the 3rd place after Windows which is number one with 91.3 percent market share and OS X with 5 percent. Android only has a marketshare of 0,2 percent. » iOS: Third Most Popular Internet Platform
Tonight iTunes 10 has been released by Apple and it has a lot of new features and changes. First of all they removed the CD from the iTunes logo and created a new logo for iTunes which you can see above. They made the layout and look of iTunes 10 more elegant and simple. But the biggest “new thing” in iTunes 10 is called Ping. Ping is like Facebook and Twitter meet iTunes. It’s a social network all about music. So what can we do with Ping? » iTunes 10 New Features: What Is Ping?
What!?!… You missed the keynote? Don’t worry, apple already published a video stream of 87 minutes on the Apple website for everybody who missed the live stream. In the keynote Steve talked about iTunes 10 and its new feature called Ping, three new iPods including the iPod Touch, the iPod Nano and the iPod Shuffle, he also talked about the new Apple TV and released some statistics/numbers. If you don’t have the time or don’t want to watch it right now you can also download the iPod Media Event in the iTunes Store for free, which has a file size of 726MB.
Now we finally know if all the rumors about the iPod Touch 4 are real or not. What about the retina display, does it have a camera, will it have a new design, etc. Well Steve Job told us all about it in the Media Event today. First of all, yes it will have a front facing camera for FaceTime and a rear camera for HD recording. Second it has a Retina display and a A4-processor just like the iPhone 4. They have upgraded the device with a 3 axis gyro for better gaming experience. Last but not least, it will run on iOS 4.1 with Game Center. » Media Event iPod Touch 4 Details!
A Apple first! Apple will have a live stream of the Media Event today, which they will show on the Apple website. The live broadcast will begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT today. Cult of Mac thinks the reason for this “first” live broadcast is to test out the brand new data enter Apple build, that will probably be used for Cloud-Based iTunes. » Live Stream Of The Apple Media Event!
According to a new report Apple will double the length of free song samples this week, from 30 seconds to 60 seconds. Greg Sandoval of CNet reported Monday said that Steve Jobs most likely will announce at the Media Event “tomorrow 1 September” that iTunes users will be able to sample 60 seconds of a song before purchasing it. He also wrote “For those who are hoping Apple will finally launch the cloud music service that CNET and others have written so much about in recent months, you’re likely going to have to keep waiting.” » Apple Will Change iTunes Song Samples From 30 To 60 Seconds & No Cloud-Based iTunes?