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Ten more years: What the future holds for iTunes Store

Sure, Apple has enjoyed a decade of success with the iTunes Store. But stepped-up competition and the changing attitudes of media consumers mean that iTunes and Apple will have to adapt.

Why the iTunes Store succeeded

Apple's ability to control all parts of the music experience—from where you downloaded songs to the devices you played them on—helped its iTunes offering succeed where other music services failed.

Remains of the Day: Spaceward ho!

Part of Apple's campus is delayed until after a spaceship launch, iTunes sales aren't on the grow, and German iPhone users may once again be notified of their email *schnell*!

Remains of the Day: Let's have another cup of coffee

Pencils down: Time to turn in your apps. Elsewhere, your digital media marketplaces grow up so fast, and a date with Tim Cook is on the auction block.

iTunes Store adds 'buy now, download later' option for video and music

Apple recently added a new option for iTunes purchases made in iTunes or on iOS devices to buy TV shows, movies, and music box sets now, but download later.

Remains of the Day: King of the world

Apple's still the king in digital music and raking in the moolah for PCs, but one trader loses big on the company.

Six ways to master the Mac App Store and the iTunes Store

Here are a six tips for using a Web browser to access the stores more quickly and efficiently.

Rethinking the iTunes Store

Apple's iTunes Store opened 10 years ago this month, growing dramatically over the last 10 years. But has it gotten a little too unwieldy? We discuss that on this episode of the Macworld Podcast. Also, Dan Moren explains last week's T-Mobile news.

Why Apple should fix the way iTunes Store purchases work

Buying from the iTunes Store is convenient, but being forced to immediately download purchases isn't. Jonathan Seff thinks Apple's should change that.

Wish lists, upcoming-track alerts, adding comments to multiple tracks, and more

This week I answer a couple of questions about the iTunes Store, explain how to add comments to multiple tracks at once, and discuss the useful Skip When Shuffling tag. And I also reveal a way to have iTunes announce what track is about to be played.