Yesterday, Sunday, January 9, it was ten years since one significant event - a media player appeared from Apple, named iTunes. No one then imagined that the appearance of this program was only the beginning of the coming revolution.
It seems that even Steve Jobs himself did not assume. Just success Napster led to the fact that users are increasingly using the computer to listen to music. Apple an “advanced” player was clearly required, which MacOS Classic 9 clearly could not boast of. Yes and iPod was already, at least, at the stage of conception.
To save time and resources, it was decided to entrust the creation of the program to a third-party developer. As a result, the company was chosen Cassady&Green, creator of the player soundjam.
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In the first days, the new program was downloaded 275,000 times. Nowadays, you won’t surprise anyone with such numbers, you’ll rather make them laugh. However, at the time it was a real breakthrough.
On October 23 of the same year, the world saw iPod, for which iTunes was simply necessary. The Windows version of the player appears.
And in 2003, the solemn launch of the store took place. iTunes store. Then there was only music in it - 200,000 songs. To work with him again used iTunes. The success was stunning - by December 2009, the number of downloaded songs exceeded 25 million.
Now on iTunes store there are already more than 2 billion songs, about 50 million different television shows, 1.3 million feature films, a myriad of different podcasts. And at the beginning of last year, a new record was set - the ten billionth application was downloaded.