In January 2012, it will be already 12 years since Apple released the first version of iTunes. Fortunately, time has not stood still since then, because in 2001 there was altogether no iPod or digital music store where users could buy. The application at that time was nothing more than a music player for your music could rip, mix and burn.
When we look at how iTunes looks now there are a lot of changes made with iTunes 11, that every moment can be cast, there are again a lot of improvements / changes to come. The current version is more or less become a hodgepodge of different services in the past year, Apple launched iTunes 11 something must change will bring.
A good time for Ars Technica to look at what exactly has changed in recent years. On the website, all versions of iTunes to date are treated cast, and it gives you as many young user an idea what happened in the past 12 years at Apple and the industry has changed.
Although in the past 12 years, ten different versions were released, there was not any change as dramatically. The second version of iTunes was released at the end of 2001 along with the launch of the first iPod. At that time, iTunes only available for the Mac and it was only possible to the Media Player to sync via FireWire.
The fourth version of iTunes from April 2003 caused a revolution, because with iTunes 4 was possible to buy music through the online store. In time, the piracy of music a huge problem, and the news that Apple’s numbers went to offer for just $0.99 at that time was big news.
iTunes 7 that was released in September 2006 is the last really big changes have been, this version brought us the well known Cover Flow and the ability to buy and rent movies from the iTunes Store.
Since 2006, Apple has very little added to iTunes. With iTunes 8, it was possible for music to recommend using the Genius feature, added version 9 Home Sharing, and version 10 brought us the failed social network Ping and of course iTunes Match.
Until now we have only seen little of iTunes 11, but the images that have appeared are positive. So we already know that the interface has been modernized, a new Mini media player, better iCloud integration and a number of other new features.
The original plan was that Apple would release iTunes 11 in October, but said the release was delayed until November at the latest to smooth . iTunes 11 will appear this week for OS X and Windows.