And the iTunes leaks continue, this time with iTunes 9! Apple says [iTunes link]:
The world's No.1 music store just got a makeover. With the iTunes Store's beautiful new look, everything you love- music, movies, TV shows, apps, games, podcasts and audiobooks - is even easier to explore.
The visual experience of the record album returns with iTunes LP. Get a gorgeous, immersive version of select albums -- right in your iTunes library. So while you listen to your favorite songs by your favorite artists, you can also five into beautiful animated lyrics and notes, performance videos, artists and band photos and more.
It's like waiting to open your birthday presents, isn't it? We know, we're suffering along with you. Luckily none of us have to suffer alone. Come on over to TiPb's iPhone Forums. The company is great and the conversation is hot, so jump in (registration is quick, easy, and free!).
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Back in February there were rumors of something called iTunes Replay, that would allow users to store their media purchases -- which can easily grow to 10s if not 100s of GBs fairly quickly -- on Apple's servers and then stream them down to iTunes, Apple TV, or their iPhone or iPod touch on-demand.
For those of you who are not familiar with our Apps for Less posts, they are a great way for us to point out a few good iPhone (and iPod touch) applications available in the App Store that are currently on sale, or ones that have come down to a price permanently that we feel are worth mentioning to our readers.
First app worth a mention was a much anticipated game, EA's SimCity. [iTunes Link] Now for a limited time you can design, build and manage the city of your dreams for $2.99!
Skype [free - iTunes link], which debuted for the rest of the world back in March, is finally available for iPhone and iPod touch users in Canada. What took so long?
A "territorial restriction" over the licensing of a single, solitary audio codec used to play sound from Skype on the iPhone. No, we [secret Canadian curse word] you not. That's it, and it's been resolved, so go get it!
Of course, it's still not good news all around, as SkypeIn remains locked out of Canada du
Yes, Palm just announced the Pixi, rocking EVDO Rev A on Sprint. We knew Palm would be announcing what's basically the Centro to the Pre's Treo -- a lower end device based on their new webOS platform. We just didn't think they'd be gutsy -- or crazy, depending on your read -- to go head-to head with another Apple event.
It's only rock and roll, but we like it -- Apple's 2009 iPod- and iTunes-focused special music event -- has a tag line and a date, this Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10am PT, 1pm ET. TiPb will be live meta-blogging the event, and following it up with a special edition of iPhone Live! at 5pm PT, 8pm ET.
Last year's event, "Let's rock", started with Steve Jobs saying the reports of his death were greatly exaggerated, and went on to announce 7,000 apps and 1 million downloads in the App Store (yeah, that's changed by a factor of 10 or more!), 65,000,000 iTunes customers, iTunes 8 with Genius, new visualizations, HD TV Shows (and the return of NBC), and Album view, iPhone OS 2.1, the second generation "funner" iPod touch, Spore and other game demos from Phil Schiller, as well as new nanochromatic iPod nanos and down-tweaked classics, and headphones, and in-ear headphones, with remote and mic.