Recently a tweet regarding Apple and iTunes movie purchases has gone viral, in which a certain Dr. Anders Gonçalves da Silva is claiming that Apple has deleted some movies he purchased via iTunes from his library. This has since resulted in people starting to realize that maybe their purchases aren’t quite as permanent as they had thought it might be.
It is understandable that customers might be apprehensive when handing over credit card details to a company online. However given that a lot of shopping and purchasing does take place over the internet these days, there’s really not much choice, although to be fair many companies take active steps in trying to protect the details of their customers.
iTunes for Windows has always been available as a download via Apple’s website. However if you prefer compartmentalizing all your apps and downloads from a particular storefront, then you’ll be pleased to learn that iTunes is finally available via the Microsoft Store, almost a year after it was announced.
It has been rumored for a couple of years that Apple could be looking to eventually phase out iTunes music downloads. The company has denied such claims many times, but could the iTunes music download model eventually be replaced? That’s what Apple Music exec Jimmy Iovine thinks.
A new report claims that Apple is going to discontinue the iTunes LP multimedia album format later this month. The report is based on an email that Apple has apparently sent to people in the music business to inform them that it’s going to pull LPs from the iTunes store. This has even sparked some speculation that the company might be thinking about killing off iTunes.
When Apple creates products and services, they typically try to make sure that it plays nicely with other Apple products and services. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that the HomePod will be a very Apple-centric speaker, but exactly how Apple-centric was unclear until recently where its specs were revealed (via AppleInsider).
Apple’s HomePod speakers are currently available for pre-order with a release date set for the 9th of February. However apart from touting the speaker’s quality and some basic functions, not much is known about the HomePod save for the fact that it won’t work with any other music streaming service save for Apple Music.
Many have been looking forward to the digital release of Marvel’s Thor Ragnarok and it appears that a pre-order blunder on iTunes has caused the movie to be leaked online. According to a report, pre-order customers using Vudu and MoviesAnywhere were offered the movie for immediate download via iTunes. They predictably downloaded the copies and they’re now being furiously pirated online via torrents.
For those who wish to install iTunes on their Windows computer, there is still the traditional route where you download the app from Apple’s website and install it from there. However these days we’re seeing companies shift from direct downloads to downloading from app stores, like the Mac App Store, Windows 10 Store, Steam, Battle.net Launcher, Origins, and so on.
There are multiple ways to consume music, such as through physical purchases of CDs and vinyl, or digital where you can buy your songs piecemeal or entire albums through platforms like iTunes, or stream them for a monthly subscription through services such as Apple Music and Spotify.
Having a one-stop shop for all your needs is a great idea because in theory it sounds extremely convenient. However when you start filling up that shop with too many things, things start to get a bit messy, which was the case with Apple’s iTunes app in which it was meant to handle iOS devices, music, videos, ringtones, ebooks, and more.
Apple recently launched its 4K compatible Apple TV set-top box. The company announced at the event that it was adding 4K content to the iTunes Store for the same price as HD content. It was also going to upgrade all previously purchased HD movies to 4K for free so that customers could stream them in gorgeous 4K HDR. It appears that Amazon has now responded to Apple’s move by cutting […]
If you rent movies from iTunes frequently, you will be delighted to find out that the iTunes movie rental window has now been extended. Apple previously allowed iTunes customers to watch rented content within 24 hours. The clock started after they played it for the first time. The rental window has now been doubled.
iTunes has typically been Apple’s go-to store for pretty much everything. If you wanted movies, music, podcasts, apps, sync your iOS device, and so on, iTunes was the answer. The one-stop-shop model was convenient, we’ll admit, but if there was one criticism is that iTunes always felt like a very bloated piece of software.