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  • iTunes 9, Out in a Moment, Here's the Scoop (Live Now)

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    iTunes 9 will be showing up in your software updates very shortly (edit: it is live now check software updates.) and there are a ton of new features included. Let's start out with my personal favorite one; arrange your iPhone and iPod Touch springboard via iTunes (pictured above). Face it, this is a feature that has been needed since the App Store went live, arranging apps by hand on the iPhone is a total pita. Thanks Apple! (and thanks Movement for making it happen first)

    The Genius is now smarter and with over 27 million libraries submitted, 54 billion songs, Genius Playlists are sexy.
    Imagine a genius DJ that plays endless mixes of songs from your library that go great together. You just click on one of the mixes, and start playing it -- and it will go on and on and on. It's like a great radio station.
    Syncing of course is also improved (as in every iTunes update). This go around itunes 9 is able to sync genres, artists, and these new Genius Playlists.


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    iTunes LP (above) - buying an iTunes LP gets you video, liner notes, credits, lyrics, and all sorts of custom content like you'd get when you bought an LP from the store. To go along with iTunes LP, iTunes Extra for movies (below) is just like iTunes LP - imagine DVD special features, but in iTunes.


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    Last but not least iTunes 9 is hooked into the social media megasites of Facebook and Twitter. Directly from iTunes, you can gift music, add to a wishlist, or send them directly to Facebook or Twitter. What does that mean.. I guess just "check out this link" kinda thing..

    That's all folks! an iTunes 9 update that has some real meat inside. Be checking your software updates because this will be live for download any time now. edit: it is live now check software updates.

    Like always beware of new iTunes downloads if you are a jailbreaker. There is always the possibility that any itunes or iPhone update will break jailbreaking. We'll tell you asap if its safe.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iTunes 9, Out in a Moment, Here's the Scoop (Live Now) started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. Simtech's Avatar
      Simtech -
      sweet...
    1. lom51's Avatar
      lom51 -
      so apple actually take note of whats going on around them at times then, i think they are starting to learn
    1. se7endreams's Avatar
      se7endreams -
      very nice, the springboard feature looks good.
    1. TheOnlyest's Avatar
      TheOnlyest -
      Question is, will the jailbreak apps show up in the iTunes springboard arrangement utility?
      I have a feeling that this feature will be useless to jailbreakers.
    1. darkcloud28's Avatar
      darkcloud28 -
      no blu-ray support ((
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      Quote Originally Posted by darkcloud28 View Post
      no blu-ray support ((
      Kinda what i was waiting for too... how will iTunes 9 effect Apple TV?
    1. rockjohn's Avatar
      rockjohn -
      when are they releasing it ?
    1. Brian.Bustos's Avatar
      Brian.Bustos -
      It's available now. 2:25 EST.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Nice...
    1. Spanky2324's Avatar
      Spanky2324 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOnlyest View Post
      Question is, will the jailbreak apps show up in the iTunes springboard arrangement utility?
      I have a feeling that this feature will be useless to jailbreakers.
      There is a program already developed for mac users to arrange their apps and it supports jailbroken apps as well. Also the Itunes 9 update should be rolling out to everyone anytime now.
    1. darkcloud28's Avatar
      darkcloud28 -
      buuu , no blu-ray im so mad , they so prod of the HD apple TV , but the HD on Apple tv sack Big time !! i rent rescue Me on Apple Tv and then did the same on PS3 and they llok its like day and night !

      buuu )!
    1. jwalkd9's Avatar
      jwalkd9 -
      any reports yet if this will mess up a 3.0 jailbreak?
    1. spiderguy84's Avatar
      spiderguy84 -
      Still showing 8.2.1 the current version as of 3:05 EST for me. Anyone else have the update not showing up yet?
    1. Brian.Bustos's Avatar
      Brian.Bustos -
      Quote Originally Posted by spiderguy84 View Post
      Still showing 8.2.1 the current version as of 3:05 EST for me. Anyone else have the update not showing up yet?
      Go to the apple website and click on iPod + iTunes and you should see the update.
    1. indomitable's Avatar
      indomitable -
      It's not showing up in SL's software update but it's up at apple.com/itunes
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      movement and better syncing were the only things that even came close to piquing my interesting
    1. jeditrebs's Avatar
      jeditrebs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spanky2324 View Post
      There is a program already developed for mac users to arrange their apps and it supports jailbroken apps as well. Also the Itunes 9 update should be rolling out to everyone anytime now.
      Spanky.. what is the program called??

      Picked up iTunes 9.0 with my SL's software update..
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Getting it now!
    1. the management's Avatar
      the management -
      Do you have to have 3.1 to do that app arranging?
    1. lach's Avatar
      lach -
      Quote Originally Posted by the management View Post
      Do you have to have 3.1 to do that app arranging?
      Word is that you need 3.1 to use that feature.