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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. JA.3's Avatar
      JA.3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by southfrisco View Post
      If you update iTunes and it breaks your jailbreak and you can't downgrade don't come back here complaining about it. You all have been warned.

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
      When exactly has an iTunes update broken a jailbreak on a device? Not counting morons who 'accidently' upgrade their firmware.
    1. xenonsupra's Avatar
      xenonsupra -
      iTunes 10 is crashing on OS X 10.6 when I plug in my iPhone 4 and go to the "apps" tab of the phone.

      I'm jailbroken. Wondering if that has anything to do with it...
    1. star201z's Avatar
      star201z -
      Quote Originally Posted by bobright View Post
      I check for updates, but says the version 9.2.1 or whatever is the current WTF
      You can't check update from Itune. You have to go to apple website and download itune 10. I don't know why.
    1. Tario70's Avatar
      Tario70 -
      Straight from Musclenerd's Twitter.

      MuscleNerd (MuscleNerd) on Twitter

    1. kadinh's Avatar
      kadinh -
      Bah you beat me to it! Good news tho!
    1. Colorican's Avatar
      Colorican -
      Is anyone getting an error on there iphone when clicking ping on itunes app? i get "can not connect to itunes store". everything else works fine and I am signed in.
    1. Tyronal's Avatar
      Tyronal -
      Quote Originally Posted by Colorican View Post
      Is anyone getting an error on there iphone when clicking ping on itunes app? i get "can not connect to itunes store". everything else works fine and I am signed in.
      Nope, no problem here. Did you try setting up your account through iTunes/Ping first? Just a thought.

      My teenage kids pointed out something to me. They're connected to my account as they don't have credit cards, so when they open ping on their phones it takes them to my account. Is there any way to set this up without a credit card account? If not, then this is a big big flaw. How do teens join ping without a credit card??? Facebook doesn't need your credit card to join.

      Edit: Found the answer. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2534
    1. newportgambler's Avatar
      newportgambler -
      i signed up for ping tonight, wasn't impressed. another social network. lol
    1. miggyme's Avatar
      miggyme -
      Think ill wait this one out,.. too many people complaining.
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      Yeah I'm already signed up, kinda cool. I like the Concerts feature, but it seems difficult to actually find people with the same interests in music as yourself. Maybe I'm missing something.

      Works pretty cool on the iPhone though!
    1. domthebigbomb's Avatar
      domthebigbomb -
      Quote Originally Posted by alphonso View Post
      I hope they put some color in it, im tired of that same old iTunes screen.........
      LOL I read this before itunes 10 was released. I booted itunes up today and its like black n white rofl
    1. MindGem's Avatar
      MindGem -
      NEVER heard about ping.
    1. exclusive1979's Avatar
      exclusive1979 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xenonsupra View Post
      iTunes 10 is crashing on OS X 10.6 when I plug in my iPhone 4 and go to the "apps" tab of the phone.

      I'm jailbroken. Wondering if that has anything to do with it...
      No
    1. Tyronal's Avatar
      Tyronal -
      Quote Originally Posted by xenonsupra View Post
      iTunes 10 is crashing on OS X 10.6 when I plug in my iPhone 4 and go to the "apps" tab of the phone.

      I'm jailbroken. Wondering if that has anything to do with it...
      Yes it has. Go to cydia and update installed items. Libhide was updated and was causing the problem.
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      feel free to add me up fellow modmyi members lol
      iTunes Store