On the recently held Apple’s annual music event that was live streamed to all Apple aficionados one of the biggest announcements of the company was the launch of Apple’s 10th major version of its iTunes media management software. Since iTunes carries music, eBooks, video, iOS apps, and more, the company revised its logo to eliminate the CD. With a slightly modified UI, the primary changes include compatibility with HD TV rentals, and the new AirPlay feature, and a new music social network called “Ping.” Steve Jobs said during the press conference that Ping is like “Facebook and Twitter meets iTunes”.
Mashable elaborated Ping’s features:
“Ping allows users to follow others, just like Twitter. You can follow artists or your friends to find out what they’re listening or what they’re creating. It has custom song and album charts, a news feed, 17,000+ concert listings, and is available to 160 million iTunes users. Ping will be available not only for iTunes on the desktop, but for iPhone and iPod touch as well.”
The new iTunes 10, which is necessary to access Ping, will also be available in the iTunes Store on the iPhone and iPod Touch, users can now download the latest version today.