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Apple Announces iTunes 1.1 With Support for Over 25 Third-Party CD Burners

iTunes Downloads Top 750,000 in First Six Weeks

MACWORLD EXPO, TOKYO—February 22, 2001—Apple® today announced iTunes 1.1, an update to its popular iTunes music software, which includes support for more than 25 third-party CD burners from popular vendors such as Iomega, La Cie, QPS and Sony. Since its debut at Macworld San Francisco last month, iTunes has been downloaded more than 750,000 times.

“With almost one million Mac users managing their digital music with iTunes, we are witnessing a revolution in digital music on the Mac,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iTunes 1.1 now supports over 25 third-party CD burners, so even more Mac users can create and burn their own custom music CDs.”

Exclusively for the Mac®, iTunes lets users import songs from their favorite CDs; compress them into the popular MP3 format and store them on their computer’s hard drive; organize their music using powerful yet easy to use searching, browsing and play list features; listen to hundreds of Internet radio stations; and watch stunning visualizations on the computer screen.

Users can create custom music CDs on Apple’s new line of iMacs with CD-RW drives, the new Power Mac™ G4 Cube line with CD-RW drives and the Power Mac G4 line with CD-RW or combination CD-RW/DVD-R SuperDrives, or by using any of the third-party CD burners listed on www.apple.com/itunes.

iTunes 1.1 is available as a free download from www.apple.com/itunes. iTunes 1.1 is also available automatically to all iTools users, offering simple drag and drop downloading. Mac® OS 9.1 is required for running iTunes 1.1.

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