Apple iTunes Store sells 25 billionth song

Apple today announced that it has now sold over 25 billion songs through its iTunes Store. “We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Averaging over 15,000 songs downloaded per […]

Apple begins 25 billion iTunes app download countdown

Apple today launched a countdown to 25 billion iTunes App Store downloads. As I write this, the countdown is nearing 24.3 billion downloads. As of today, nearly 25 billion apps have been downloaded worldwide. Which is almost as amazing as the apps themselves. So we want to say thanks. Download the 25 billionth app, and you could win a US$10,000 […]

iTunes movies land in Canada and the UK

Starting today, Apple is now offering movies for sale and for rent both in Canada and the UK. In Canada, over 1,200 films from studios such as 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and Maple Pictures are now available. Prices will range from CAD$9.99 to CAD$19.99 for purchase and from […]

One more time: Beatles coming to iTunes (or not)

Even before Apple Corps and Apple Inc. buried the hatchet over trademark disputes, people have been wondering when The Beatles would land on iTunes. I first reported on such rumours back in 2006 and they are back once once. This weekend, the London-based Telegraph reported that the much anticipated release of the Beatles catalog on iTunes was nearing reality after […]

Television shows now available at Apple UK

It took almost two years but TV shows are now headed across to the Atlantic. Apple UK has now begun to offer TV shows on its iTunes service. You will find such shows as Lost, Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy, and more from ABC Studios, Disney, MTV Networks and Nickelodeon, among others. UK-produced series such as Nickelodeon’s “Genie in the House” […]