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Rumours swirling about more majors signing up for iTunes Plus

There's a lot of noise online about Apple being about to sign more major labels to sell DRM-free music through iTunes, joining EMI.For example, CNET reports that Apple is in talks with all three other majors, and that...
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Apple confirms iPod boss Tony Fadell is stepping down

Following a report in the Wall Street Journal claiming that Apple's senior VP of the iPod division was stepping down, Apple has issued a statement confirming the news, and that his replacement will be former IBM exec...
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Apple Let’s Rock: Fourth generation iPod Nano unveiled

Apple's 'Let's Rock' product launch tonight is so far delivering pretty much what the online gossip suggested. Steve Jobs unveiled the fourth-generation iPod Nano, for example, which he trumpeted as the...
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Apple Let’s Rock: iTunes 8 Genius recommendation tech unveiled

Right now, Apple is holding its 'Let's Rock' product launch in California. One of the first things to be announced was iTunes 8, and as predicted, it includes new recommendation technology called Genius.Its...
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Apple Let’s Rock: New iPod Touch debuts

Oh, well then. There were no super-secret surprises at Apple's Let's Rock event tonight after all. The final product launch was, as predicted, a new slightly-modified iPod Touch.It's thinner, with a stainless-steel...
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Who REALLY invented the iPod?

Apple invented the iPod, right? Er, not quite. In fact, even Apple is seemingly hailing a British engineer called Kane Kramer as its true father. In 1979, he invented a device called IXI that could store and play back three...
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Apple Let’s Rock: iPhone firmware, App Store success and more

Some last odds and ends to mop up from Apple's Let's Rock product launch tonight, although we'll spare you our thoughts on Jack Johnson's guest slot.Steve Jobs announced version 2.1 of the iPhone firmware,...
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Kid Rock success spurs labels to look beyond iTunes (again)

It’s been a while since the last ‘labels hate iTunes’ rumour, but the Wall Street Journal has kicked off the speculation again, focusing on the labels’ desire to sell full albums, rather than break...
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Rumours of iTunes subscription service intensify

Claims have been made before that Apple is preparing to launch an iTunes-branded subscription-based music service, but the rumour has surfaced again with renewed intensity. Here's the (supposed) details: it'll launch...
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Apple now officially bigger than Google

Financial marketwatchers have been pointing out that Apple's market capitalisation has just reached $158.84 billion – significant, because it's overtaken Google's $157.23 billion. It's more because...
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Apple shares fall despite record quarterly revenues

Apple has reported record revenues for the second quarter of this year, with $7.46 billion revenues – 38% up on Q2 last year – and a net quarterly profit of $1.07 billion. During the quarter, Apple sold 717,000...
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Apple ditches plans for UK iTunes Store price cuts

Apple has confirmed that it WON'T be cutting the price of song downloads in its UK iTunes Music Store, despite having announced plans to earlier this year. The announcement came after criticism from British consumer...