On May 20th, Apple released iTunes 7.2, which formalizes the ability to purchase DRM-free, 256 kbps AAC tracks for $1.29 per song, which Apple is calling "iTunes Plus."
At first, as previously announced, only music from the EMI Group will be available in the new DRM-free format, but it appears other labels are soon to follow suit.
A press release states:
"Tunes is also offering customers a simple, one-click option to easily upgrade their library of previously purchased EMI content to the iTunes Plus versions. EMI music videos are now also available in iTunes Plus versions with no change in price."
iTunes 7.2 is available as a 29.6 MB standalone download.
Problems after applying this update? Please let us know.
- Cannot install
- Controlling iTunes Plus
- Embedded personal data, removal
- Errors when connecting to/purchasing from store; busy
- iTunes will not launch
- Persistent "checking for updates" -- fixes
- Problems transferring to iPod, fix