updated 02:35 pm EDT, Thu October 16, 2003
Apple today launched the second generation of its for both Mac and Windows users. The new iTunes Music Store offers Windows users the same online music store with the same music catalog, the same personal use rights and the same 99 cents-per-song pricing. Since its launch six months ago, music fans have purchased and downloaded more than 13 million songs from the iTunes Music Store, making it the number one download music service in the world: "With music from all five major music companies and over 200 independent music labels, the iTunes Music Store catalog is growing every day and will offer more than 400,000 songs by the end of October." iTunes 4.1 is available for both Mac and Windows now.l
iTunes for Windows includes the same great features that made it the best digital jukebox software for the Mac, a free download with no hidden charges for extra features, MP3 and high quality AAC encoding from audio CDs, Smart Playlists, over 250 free Internet radio stations, and the ability to burn custom playlists to CDs and MP3 CDs, burn content to DVDs to back-up an entire music collection and share music between computers via Rendezvous over any network with both Macs and PCs.