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iTunes: A look at Apple’s media app and its influence on an industry

In January 2001, Steve Jobs introduced iTunes and forever changed the way we buy and consume media. It’s the most important app that Apple has ever created.

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Senior contributor Kirk McElhearn (@mcelhearn) writes about Macs, music and more on his blog Kirkville. He also runs Kirk's iTunes Forum, where users can discuss iTunes, iOS devices, music, and more. Kirk is the author of Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ.