ITunes is a program designed to provide people with entertainment through music, movies, and television shows.<br />Apps can also be bought and downloaded from the site.<br />http://www.apple.com/itunes/?cid=OAS-US-DOMAINS-itunes.com<br />What is ITunes?<br />
Created on January 9, 2001by Apple after a buyout from “Sound Jam MP.”<br />The buyout from “Sound Jam MP” began in 2000 with the purpose of allowing users to listen to music at their computer and while “on the go” upon downloading them from the site.<br />The site now has a revenue of over $1.4 billion.<br />History of ITunes <br />
Allows users to download music to computers and mp3 players for a small fee.<br />Users can also download movies and television shows.<br />Apps are also available on the site for purchasing.<br />The main idea is to allow users to quickly access and purchase music, movies, tv shows, and apps for use “on the go” such as in a car or on an mp3 player. <br />Purpose of ITunes <br />
Online tutorial.<br />Download and purchase music, movies, tv shows and apps.<br />Comment on music through Ping social networking system.<br />Users can offer suggestions, submit apps created by the user, or ask for help about using the site.<br />Content of ITunes website<br />
ITunes is appropriate for use in many situations.<br />Apps such as converters, calculators, and even college courses are appropriate for education.<br />Language translation apps and stock market apps are appropriate for businesses.<br />At home, ITunes can be used to listen to music or view movies or tv shows.<br />Uses for ITunes<br />
Facilitation<br />Users can engage in social networking through the Ping social networking section of the site to comment on songs and albums and read the reviews of others before purchase.<br />Security<br />Users purchase music through a secure section of the site.<br />Files, including music and apps, are protected from illegal downloads.<br />Collaboration<br />Apple collaborates with music companies and artists to set up music and movies on the site. <br />ITunes as a Web 2.0 Tool<br />
Rhapsody<br />Only allows users to download music for purchase.<br />Illegal music downloading websites<br />There are many other sites that allow users to download music, however they are ILLEGAL because they are not purchased.<br />Similar Sites<br />
ITunes is a program that is constantly evolving and competing with other websites.<br />New technology called “cloud-based” streaming will be released soon.<br />As of recent, ITunes has a revenue of $1.4 billion.<br />Many reviews of the site are positive. <br />http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/04/21/apples_cloud_based_itunes_music_streaming_service_is_completed_report.html<br />Research about ITunes<br />
Music cannot be shared between two iPods.<br />The files available on the site for downloading are not always free.<br />Files download and stream the best on Apple products, which are pricey.<br />Negative Aspects of ITunes<br />
Files download quickly.<br />Files available for purchase are cheap.<br />Many of the apps are free.<br />The program is very refined.<br />New technology is constantly being developed.<br />Positive Aspects of ITunes<br />
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