Published on January 11th, 2013 | by Alan Cross


Reminiscing Over 12 Years of iTunes

It was was 12 years ago this week–January 9, 2001–that Apple introduce a new music player for Macs. Called iTunes, Steve Jobs promised it would be the best thing ever.

Well, maybe not–it’s grown into a pretty bloated piece of software–but it’s probably used by more people than any other music player.  And let’s not forget that the iTune store controls 70% of music retail.

Ars Technica has this fun look back at some of the iterations of iTunes.


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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