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Apple updates iTunes 4.2 for AOL member access

updated 01:50 pm EST, Thu December 18, 2003

iTunes 4.2 available

Apple has quietly released , an update to its digital jukebox software that provides integrated access to the iTunes Music Sotre. iTunes 4.2 allows you to sign in and buy music from the iTunes Music Store using either your AOL or Apple Account, view the iTunes Music Store in a separate window, and includes a number of performance improvements.




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Ooh...

    This could be a big one, depending on whether AOL pushes it or not. They might not, but if they do that's a whole lotta members.

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    woohoo!

    It just keeps getting better and better... if AOL and Apple are able to cross-promote iTMS, I can't imagine another retailer gaining much market share.

    AOL has to love this... while many of their users are on dialup, iTMS will serve as another selling point for users to upgrade to their broadband service. Getting exclusive AOL contant, without subscribing to AOL, is also a great advantage for iTMS.

    Throw in Pepsi... who would have ever thought Apple, AOL, and Pepsi would come together for a business venture. Great time to be a iTMS (and Mac) user.

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    I can buy in Australia?

    This is great as I am an AOL member (US account) but lives in Australia. I wondered if this would mean that I'll be able to buy music in iTMS? Anyone know how the file/account authentication works? Don't want to buy it but immediately have it disabled here in Australia. ;)

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    attn non-US peeps

    If you have a (US) AOL account as the poster above does, it should work perfectly. No worries. :)

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    How is this a quiet...

    ...release? It's all over the Apple main page.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    ...but AOL keeps mum

    It's all over the Apple main page, but AOL continue to keep tight lipped about their deals with Apple. Why?

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    iTunes

    Hey, I found the most overpriced Album on iTunes:

    $98.01 for the entire album!

    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=3986385

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Uhm? What's the point?

    It takes a whole two seconds to fill out the form to get an Apple ID. Are people really that lazy?

    If they're that lazy, I find it unlikely that they're suddenly going to use iTunes, since they have to download it. Typically AOL people care only about AOL content- otherwise they would grow some brains and use a decent ISP that lets them use their own browser, IM, etc. They want to use everything in AOL. So unless AOL is going to bundle iTunes with their software, or somehow links from AOL go directly into iTMS (with a link to download it), the average AOL moron isn't going to even notice this.

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    OMG, it found a loophole

    That f*** sound album with 99 tracks tricks the iTMS to sell each song for a dollar a piece! I autta report this to Apple... that price is insane. What's even more funny, we can listen to the entire length of most of them because most are under 30 seconds! ...and what's sad is that people have actually bought some f*** noises. :

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    Am I stupid or what?

    I can't find the option to "view the iTunes Music Store in a separate window". Help anyone?

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