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Tuesday January 6, 2009 4:44 pm

iTunes goes DRM-free, gets price adjustments


iTunes DRM free

In the final announcement of the keynote, Phil Schiller listed off some of the changes coming to the ecosystem. First and foremost, in our mind, is that iTunes is going completely DRM-free. Starting today, 8 millions songs on the service will be DRM-free, and by the end of March, all 10 million will be without DRM. Consumers will be able to upgrade their entire purchased music library to iTunes Plus, which means no DRM and much higher quality at 256 kbps.

In a related note, Apple also announced that the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store is no more, and that instead, your can now download iTunes tracks no matter what connection you are on - that means no need to find a Wi-Fi hotspot in order to download the latest from Flo Rida. Of course, iPhone downloads are also DRM-free and sport the same quality.


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