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Apple Introduces iTunes — World’s Best and Easiest To Use Jukebox Software

MACWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO—January 9, 2001—Apple® today introduced iTunes, the world’s best and easiest to use “jukebox” software that lets users create and manage their own music library on their Mac®. iTunes lets Mac 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 searching, browsing and play list features; watch stunning visualizations on their computer screen; and burn their own audio CDs — all in one easy-to-use application. Exclusively for Mac users, iTunes is available as a free download from

“Apple has done what Apple does best — make complex applications easy, and make them even more powerful in the process,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iTunes is miles ahead of every other jukebox application, and we hope its dramatically simpler user interface will bring even more people into the digital music revolution.”

As the ultimate way to manage digital music and create custom CDs, iTunes lets users:


iTunes is immediately available as a free download from for use with Macintosh systems introduced since August 1998. Users can burn their own CDs using the Power Mac G4’s new CD-RW or combination CD-RW/DVD-R SuperDrive. Mac OS™ 9.0.4 or Mac OS 9.1 is required for running iTunes. Both are available as free downloads at

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