One of the marquee features of iTunes 11 is Up Next, a new way to queue up songs for your listening sessions. Radically different from iTunes DJ, which this feature replaces, it can be a bit complex. Here’s a look at how to get the most out of Up Next.
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CUPERTINO, California―February 6, 2013―Apple® today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded more than 25 billion songs from the iTunes Store® (www.itunes.com), the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store. The 25 billionth song, “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch, was purchased by Phillip Lüpke from Germany. As the downloader of the 25 billionth song, Phillip will receive a €10,000 iTunes® Gift Card.
“We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Averaging over 15,000 songs downloaded per minute, the iTunes Store connects music fans with their favorite artists, including global sensations like Adele and Coldplay and new artists like The Lumineers, on a scale we never imagined possible.”
“In a lot of ways, iTunes has leveled the playing field for musicians. Whether you’re unsigned, indie, major, whatever—it’s the place most people go to buy digital music,” said Wesley Schultz, guitarist and lead vocalist of The Lumineers. “iTunes doesn’t exclude any musicians simply because they’re not yet established or popular.”
The iTunes Store is the world’s most popular music store with a catalog of over 26 million songs and over 25 billion songs downloaded, and is available in 119 countries. The iTunes Store is the best way for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod®, Mac® and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online. All music on the iTunes Store comes in iTunes Plus®, Apple’s DRM-free format with high-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings. iTunes in the Cloud lets you download your previously purchased iTunes music to your devices at no additional cost, and new music purchases can be downloaded automatically to your iOS devices.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.
It’s easier than ever to send an iTunes Gift for holidays, birthdays, or any occasion. Because now you can buy them on the iTunes or App Store from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. And in any whole-dollar amount between $10 and $100. Choose a theme and add a personal message. Then have your gift emailed on the spot, or pick a time for it to be delivered. Your recipient can redeem the gift for exactly what they want — songs, movies, TV shows, apps, games, books, and more! Simply scroll down to the bottom of the iTunes or App store and click “Send Gift” to get started!
If you want to gift a particular app you can do that as well simply by clicking on the arrow button in the top right corner of your screen while viewing the app and then tapping “Gift” as seen in the picture below.