iTunes 7.7 Live! 500 Apps! 90% Under $10! 25% Free! + Jobs Speaks!

Jobs Speaks About App Store

Steve Jobs only speaks to the media when he has to, when he launches an iPod, the iPhone, the MacBook Air... the App Store. Here's what he just said to USA Today:

"This is the biggest launch of my career."

From the man who brought us the Apple II and the Mac? Really? That's a lot of faith in what some are calling the next major platform. And it looks like Jobs isn't taking any chances. Heck, it looks like he's positively stacking the deck:

500 Apps in the Store at launch. 450 of them under $10. 125 of them FREE.

Of course, to enjoy these Apps, you'll need iTunes 7.7. It's live now, just crank up Apple's Software Update or go to for the direct download!

Use iTunes 7.7 to sync music, video, and more with iPhone 3G, and download applications from the iTunes Store exclusively designed for iPhone and iPod touch with software version 2.0 or later. Also use the new Remote application for iPhone or iPod touch to control iTunes playback from anywhere in your home - a free download from the App Store.

You'll need iPhone firmware 2.0 as well, unfortunately, so that means we're still waiting for another big drop... and/or an iPhone 3G!

UPDATE: According to MacRumors, while the App Store proper is not visible yet in iTunes, APPS ARE!!! To find them, just search for their names (or parts thereof), i.e. AOL, Remote, etc.

(And YES! Apple's iTunes Remote is there, and it works with iTunes and Apple TV!)

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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iTunes 7.7 Live! 500 Apps! 90% Under $10! 25% Free! + Jobs Speaks!


I'm suprised its actually so many, I didn't see all of the really cool ones that you can get with a jailbroken iphone but it's a nice start

I think their servers are suffering something might fierce at the moment. Try running iTunes and then looking for updates.
(I'm running OS X, not sure if the Mac version launched before Windows?)

I typed in Super Monkey Ball, since it's the only app that I knew of. From there I was able to navigate to the App Store. (top left)

I just had to go straight to the download link and download it. When I would run iTunes and have it check for updates it would say that 7.6 whatever was current. Working fine with 7.7 now.