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Apple launches iTunes Pass in the US, Canada and several other countries [Updated]

Apple launches iTunes Pass in the US, Canada and several other countries [Updated]

Apple has quietly rolled out iTunes Pass in the US, after launching it in Japan yesterday.

The new service allows users to top-up iTunes credit for iTunes Store, App Store and iBooks Store at Apple retail stores.

Apple launches iTunes Pass in Japan; Allows users to refill iTunes Credit at Apple Stores with Passbook

Apple launches iTunes Pass in Japan; Allows users to refill iTunes Credit at Apple Stores with Passbook

Apple has just launched a new service called iTunes Pass in Japan.

The new service allows users to refill iTunes credit for iTunes Store, App Store and iBooks Store at Apple retail stores.

Some iTunes songs reverted to 30 second previews, down from 90 seconds

Some iTunes songs reverted to 30 second previews, down from 90 seconds

Based on scattered reports, it looks like iTunes has reverted some songs from their 90 second previews down to 30 seconds, a number that hasn’t seen major play in iTunes since 2010.

Apple releases iTunes 11.3 with iTunes Extras for HD Movies; coming to iOS 8 this fall

Apple releases iTunes 11.3 with iTunes Extras for HD Movies; coming to iOS 8 this fall

Apple today released iTunes 11.3 that adds iTunes Extras for HD Movies in addition to SD variants.

Apple announces update to iTunes U, adds discussion management for teachers and students on iPad, plus more

Apple announces update to iTunes U, adds discussion management for teachers and students on iPad, plus more

Early on June 30, Apple officially unveiled a new update to their iTunes U. With the new software, plenty of new features get brought to the fore, with new ways for teachers and students to manage discussions, plus more, all from their iPad.

Apple touts that it’s offering the Hachette books that Amazon won’t sell

Apple touts that it’s offering the Hachette books that Amazon won’t sell

Amidst Amazon’s refusal to sell books from Hachette Book Group, Apple is seizing the opportunity to make sure you know that they have absolutely no problem putting those titles in your hands. Found on the front page of the “Books” section in iTunes, you’ll see that many of Hachette’s titles are listed under the “Popular Pre-Orders” section.

Users facing problems uploading tracks to iTunes Match

Users facing problems uploading tracks to iTunes Match

According to Apple Support forums, it looks like a number of users are having problems with Apple’s iTunes Match service.

Users in multiple forum threads are reporting that the service is timing out when they try to upload new tracks for matching.

Apple releases iTunes 11.2.2 to fix podcast issue; includes several stability improvements

Apple releases iTunes 11.2.2 to fix podcast issue; includes several stability improvements

Apple has just released iTunes 11.2.2 to fix a podcast related issue. According to the release notes it also includes several stability improvements.

New concept imagines a much-needed iTunes redesign

New concept imagines a much-needed iTunes redesign

Brye Kobayashi, a designer, posted a new concept that reimagines the look of iTunes on OS X that addresses many navigation and usability issues, and brings the design in line with the new iOS 7 design language.

Apple negotiating paid deals with ISPs for CDN to deliver iTunes, iCloud and App Store content

Apple negotiating paid deals with ISPs for CDN to deliver iTunes, iCloud and App Store content

Apple has been working on building its own Content Delivery Network (CDN) to speedily deliver digital content like music, videos, apps, software updates etc., to customers all over the world. For this, it has started negotiating with ISPs in the US.