iTunes(SoundJam MP): All About iTunes From Then To Now

2001 marks the arrival of iTunes- a visualized music player. But, as the years goes on it turns to be a sophisticated and synchronized multimedia content manager. It is added with e-commerce platform that boost its existence.

Today the program well recognized as iTunes start its life as SoundJam MP –”a classic MP3 player for Mac OS”.

Released in 1998 “SoundJam MP” was developed by Jeff Robbin and Bill Kincaid in assistance from Dave Heller. After the successful development, it was published by Casady and Greene. SoundJam MP is later purchased by Apple, Inc. and developed with heuristic coding to form iTunes.

iTunes From Then To Now:

Formally launched in 2001, it has been enclosed with amazing features that can support new iOS devices. All about its each version is mentioned below:

iTunes 1:

Jan. 9, 2001 Marks Release Of iTunes 1
Supports Mac OS only
Official conversion from SoundJam to iTunes

iTunes 2:

Oct. 2001 Marks Release of iTunes 2
Supports iPod and Mac OS X
Equalizer and burn MP3 CDs

iTunes 3:

July 2002 Marks Release Of iTunes 3
Shows star rating for songs and end of Mac OS 9 support
Smart playlists in addition with SoundCheck
Supportive to

iTunes 4:

April 2003 Marks Release Of iTunes 4
Supports Windows and iTunes Store Upgraded
Features of authorizing computers in iTunes

iTunes 5:

Sept. 7, 2005 Marks Release Of iTunes 5
Podcasts in addition with Party Shuffle
AirTunes become aIRpLAY

iTunes 6:

Oct. 12, 2005 Marks Release Of iTunes 6
Sales of music videos, TV shows, and short films at the iTunes Store

iTunes 7:

Sept. 12, 2006 Marks Release of iTunes 7
Uninterrupted playback and CoverFlow browsing interface
Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
Additional Notable Releases: 7.7 (iOS 2 support), 7.6 (64-bit Windows support), 7.4 (1st gen. iPod touch support), 7.3 (original iPhone support)

iTunes 8:

Sept. 9, 2008 Notice Release of iTunes 8
Genius playlist with TV shows in HD
Dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles
Other Notable Releases: 8.2 (iOS 3 support)

iTunes 9:

Sept. 2009 Marks The Release of iTunes 9
Elimination of DRM from music
iTunes Store offers HD movie rental
iTunes DJ ,LP for music ,genius mixes and many more
Other Notable Releases: 9.2 (iOS 4 support), 9.1 (original iPad support)

iTunes 10:

Sept. 1, 2010 Marks Release Of iTunes 10
16 bits sound card and speaker
Broadband Internet connection
250MB of available disk space
Extra Important Releases: 10.7 (iOS 6 support), 10.5 (iOS 5 support) 10.4 (64-bit support)

iTunes 11:

Nov. 29, 2012 Marks Release Of iTunes 11
Slightly modified user-friendly interface
Integration of iCloud
Elimination of iTunes Ping
Supplementary Remarkable Releases: 11.4 (iOS 8 support), 11.1 (iOS 7 support)

iTunes 12:

Oct. 16, 2014 Marks Release Of iTunes 12
Completely fresh interface
Compatible with Windows 10
Offer integrity while using library and iTunes Store
Ideal for family sharing

iTunes Additional Prominent Releases:

  • 12.7 (iOS 11 support, removes App Store),
  • 12.5.1 (major interface overhaul for Apple Music, iOS 10 support),
  • 12.2 (Apple Music support, revised interface, removal of Home Sharing),
  • 12.1 (Bug fixes, Notification Center widget, native 64-bit support for Windows),
  • 12.1.2 (Support for new Mac OS Photos app).

All these version offer full support on Mac OS X 10.7 and up; Windows XP for x86, Windows Vista, Windows 7.

The Bottom line:

It’s all about complete history of iTunes. Every-time it adds to its specification and thus adding number of user to its network.
History of iTunes and its specification helps user to get the best they want. Here all about iTunes evolution is being mentioned.

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