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iTunes Store Turns 10

Apple’s innovative online music and media store iTunes will turn 10 years old on Friday. Here are some of the most notable milestones in its decade-long history:

  • Nov. 4, 2002: The iTunes Store is first conceived of when the revolutionary idea “I would like more money” strikes Apple CEO Steve Jobs out of the blue
  • Apr. 28, 2003: The iTunes Store launches with the Bay Area band Steve and the Jobtones as its featured artist
  • Jan. 5, 2004: iTunes briefly adds new and used automotive parts to its store
  • Aug. 28, 2007: Error 21.432.6578.4 is fixed with latest update
  • June 25, 2009: iTunes mourns Michael Jackson’s death by making millions of dollars in sales of his music
  • Nov. 7, 2009: The surviving Beatles arrive at the studio to record all their songs for iTunes
  • Nov. 7, 2009: The Beatles leave the studio 10 minutes later having been informed how mp3s work
  • July 18, 2010: Dad starts to get the hang of it
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