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iTunes Downloads Top 275,000 in First Week

CUPERTINO, California—January 16, 2001—Apple® today announced that downloads of iTunes, the world’s coolest and easiest to use “jukebox” software, have topped 275,000 in the first week since it was made available to Mac® users as a free download at

“iTunes is an amazing new application from Apple that is simply the best way to manage digital music and burn custom CDs,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With more than 275,000 copies downloaded, it’s clear that iTunes is a huge hit with Mac users.”

Exclusively for the Mac, iTunes lets users import songs from their favorite CDs; compress them into the popular MP3 format and store them on their computer’s hard drive; organize their music using powerful searching, browsing and play list features; listen to hundreds of Internet radio stations; watch stunning visualizations on the computer screen; and create custom music CDs on Apple’s new Power Mac™ G4s with CD-RW drives.

iTunes is available as a free download from for use with Macintosh systems introduced since August 1998. iTunes is also available automatically to all iTools users for simple drag and drop downloading. Mac OS™ 9.0.4 or Mac OS 9.1 is required for running iTunes.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

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