For music the user owns, such as content ripped from CDs, the company introduced "i Tunes Match", a feature that can upload content to Apple's servers, match it to its catalog, change the quality to 256kbps AAC format, and make it available to other devices.
With the release of i Tunes 10 in September 2010, Apple announced i Tunes Ping, which then-CEO Steve Jobs described as "social music discovery".
Higher sample rates mean proportionally shorter times - so just over 6 hours at 96,000 Hz.
We know the cause, and do intend to address this bug.
i Tunes has received significant criticism for a bloated user experience, with Apple adopting an all-encompassing feature-set in i Tunes rather than sticking to its original music-based purpose.
Newer i OS devices rely less on the i Tunes software, though it can still be used for backup and restoration of phone contents, as well as for the transfer of files between a computer and individual i OS applications.
The primary developers of the software moved to Apple as part of the acquisition, and simplified Sound Jam's user interface, added the ability to burn CDs, and removed its recording feature and skin support. Each track has attributes, called metadata, that can be edited by the user, including changing the name of the artist, album, and genre, year of release, artwork, among other additional settings.
It uses the Gracenote music database to provide track name listings for audio CDs.
It had features reminiscent of Facebook, including profiles and the ability to follow other users.
The Telegraph reported in November 2011 that Apple had been aware of a security vulnerability since 2008 that would let unauthorized third parties install "updates" to users' i Tunes software.