iTunes 7, new feature; movies from iTunes Store

iTunes 7
Apple today announced iTunes 7, with a number of enhancement to the world’s most popular music jukebox and online music and video store since it debuted in 2001. iTunes 7 delivers stunning new features such as the new album and Cover Flow views of music, TV shows and movies, enabling users to quickly find titles in their library as well as casually browse through and re-discover titles they already own. In addition, the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com) is now offering over 75 movies from Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Touchstone Pictures and Miramax Films, that customers can purchase and download to watch on their computers and iPods, and soon on their flat screen televisions with Apple’s upcoming iTV* player. Movies will become available on the iTunes Store the same day they are released on DVD, with new releases priced at US$12.99 when pre-ordered and during their first week of availability, and US$14.99 thereafter, and library titles available for just $9.99 every day.

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Screenshot of iTunes 7 with the updated interface and iTunes Music Store:
iTunes 7 store

Screenshot of Cover Flow in user's library.
iTunes 7 store

Screenshot of the new iTunes movies section:
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Also, a good news for people buying videos from iTunes Store. As with iTunes 7, all videos purchased from the iTunes Store are downloaded in near-DVD quality at a resolution of 640x480 (up to 480, depending on the aspect ratio), which is four times higher than before. Downloaded videos can be played on computers and iPods. iTunes 7 also includes new features to better organise and enjoy digital music and video, including expanded parental controls, an iTunes video playback window with on-screen controls, and the new Cover Flow view that lets you visually browse your entire video collection by cover artwork.

iTunes 7 is available free from Apple's iTunes website, QuickTime 7.1.3 is required.

* iTV is the project’s internal code name and will not be the final product name.
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Posted by Antony at September 13, 2006 10:03 AM

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