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  • iTunes 10, Ping Social Music Network Go Live


    *** Warning from Nick - "Jailbreakers should be cautious when considering to update to iTunes 10. There is no official word yet on any adverse affects it might have on your jailbroken devices. Awaiting word from the Dev Team is the best advice for now" ***

    Amidst a whirlwind of announcements, new products, and services, Steve Jobs also rolled out the latest iTunes - new logo and all.

    The latest iTunes - iTunes 10 - is expected to become available today and includes Ping, which is a "social music discovery tool" that takes the iTunes user experience to a new, and needless to say, more "social" level than ever before. In a nutshell, users can follow and keep close tabs on the friends and artists of their choice. The goal, of course, is to enable music lovers and artists to share and discover music together.

    "It's sort of like Facebook and Twitter meet iTunes," said Jobs about the social network integrated into iTunes. According to Apple, Ping will be open to better than 160 million customers right way. Allaying fears that more reserved users will be turned off my the new social network, Jobs admitted that iTunes users can "get as private and public as you want," adding that "privacy is super simple - anyone can do it."

    Of course, the new social aspect of iTunes isn't the only thing that's new about iTunes. Jobs acknowledged that since more people now get their music electronically than via a purchased CD, the time has finally come to dump the old CD in the iTunes logo in favor of a fresher-looking blue bubble surrounding a musical note.

    New look and social elements aside, the refurbished iTunes 10 is pretty nifty overall, particularly the new "hybrid view" which modifies - or reorganizes - how album art is showcased in music columns. For albums with five or more songs, iTunes can now showcase an album icon and "take up no extra space or require the window to be expanded."

    To check out iTunes 10 - but remember Nick's word of caution - visit Apple's new iTunes 10 page.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iTunes 10, Ping Social Music Network Go Live started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 55 Comments
    1. dtox2008's Avatar
      dtox2008 -
      not live yet -
      Apple - iTunes - Download iTunes Now
      keep check on that.

      I got 2 computers if I download it on one surely I can use my other computer with the old itunes to downgrade if it does mess anything up.
    1. bluskool's Avatar
      bluskool -
      Quote Originally Posted by dtox2008 View Post
      not live yet -
      Apple - iTunes - Download iTunes Now
      keep check on that.

      I got 2 computers if I download it on one surely I can use my other computer with the old itunes to downgrade if it does mess anything up.
      You can try it, but there are definitely ways for that to go wrong. You never know how the new iTunes will change it's file structure. You may not be able to just drop the old itunes app in the applications folder and have it function.
      I haven't tried this, but you may be able to just restore your computer with Time Machine to a state before itunes 10 was installed. As long as you restore the entire HD, it should function just as it did. I would try it now if it was live. The only JB app I really rely on is SBSettings and I could get by without for a little while.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      i haz one computer but two partitions with two different OS's
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      looked at apple.com, this new itunes looks pretty cool
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      via twitter chpwn says its ok to update if JB

      @DAREALEASTONE @comex @saurik @chpwn is it safe for jailbreakme.com jailbreakers to update to the latest itunes?

      ....
      @chpwn Yes, don't see why not.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      wait so will this remove the jailbreak?!?!?!?!
    1. Tyronal's Avatar
      Tyronal -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      wait so will this remove the jailbreak?!?!?!?!
      NO! Only if you update the firmware when 4.1 comes out next week. iTunes doesn't "remove" anything. It might make jailbreaking 4.1 or 4.2 harder though, but then nobody knows because nobody can get a copy yet!
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tyronal View Post
      NO! Only if you update the firmware when 4.1 comes out next week. iTunes doesn't "remove" anything. It might make jailbreaking 4.1 or 4.2 harder though, but then nobody knows because nobody can get a copy yet!
      Ok thanks I was confused because the author of the post said jailbreakers beware
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by bobright View Post
      via twitter chpwn says its ok to update if JB
      He said it doesn't affect the jailbreak so far as he knows. That sounds to me like he isn't sure.
    1. gt1948's Avatar
      gt1948 -
      Not live until next week, you need to print a retraction.....
    1. PRKnight's Avatar
      PRKnight -
      Man wat i was hoping they add in this new update a way to download songs from different countries. Im a big anime fan and i would love to download some Japanese songs but since its Yen itunes doesn't let me download. They should set something up where u can download the song and it converts the money issue and pay the amount it would be.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Ewww! I hate the new iTunes logo!
    1. alyshehata's Avatar
      alyshehata -
      can anyone download this ? it keeps givin me iTunes 9...
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      And it's been live on the website since the announcement. It's downloaded, but I won't install until it's "safe".
      Wrong. Still isn't "live."
    1. biggins1870's Avatar
      biggins1870 -
      It's live now for Windows.

      Don't see it in Mac Software Update yet, plus DL page in Safari still has version 9.

      **EDIT**Seems to be live for Mac now too.
    1. Tyronal's Avatar
      Tyronal -
      It's live.
    1. jobski's Avatar
      jobski -
      So that explains lady gaga's stay at apple before

      Makes sense as lady gaga is the most followed person on twitter
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Are you guys JB, and has it messed with anything in regards to it?
    1. jobski's Avatar
      jobski -
      chpwn just tweeted that itunes 10 is fine.
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      I check for updates, but says the version 9.2.1 or whatever is the current WTF