The iTunes Store turns 10 this Sunday, April 28, and Apple is celebrating with a new area in the store chronicling a decade of selling music, movies, TV, and apps. “A Decade of iTunes” commemorates the store’s milestones in a separate section for each year.
Celebrate 10 years of iTunes-a decade marked by stunning musical and technological evolution. From the historic iPod releases to the debut of groundbreaking artists, our timeline captures key moments in our history. Plus, take a look back at the defining albums and songs that hit the top of the charts each year.
The iTunes Music Store debuted at a time when music piracy was rampant, and it gave people a safe, reliable, and legal way of purchasing music for a reasonable price. Overtime, Apples has added movies and TV shows, along with the App Store. While subscription services like Spotify and Rdio have proven popular with many, iTunes still remains the top music retailer in the world, and its importance to the current age of digital music can’t be overstated.