Apple has launched new iTunes
promotion it has dubbed 'A Decade of iTunes.' However unlike Google Play, which has run has celebrated milestones and offered discounts
on some content, Apple is not offering any apparent deals on charting songs and albums from the period covered. In fairness, however, many of the albums and singles have come down in price over the years since they first charted.
The promo also includes a lot of Apple and iTunes related trivia and facts that will be of interest to Apple fans. Key milestones are highlighted in the development of iTunes including when the service first launched, key feature and content additions, as well as key product launches and other related service. Information along with a timeline is published for each of the 10 years that iTunes has been live.
When iTunes launched on April 28, 2003, for example, the top selling song of the day was U2's 'Stuck in a Moment,' while the top selling album was Beck's 'Sea Change.' Apple ratcheted up a remarkable 1 million downloads in its first week. The date also coincided with the launch of the third-generation iPod, which held just 7,500 songs - not much by today's standards, but excellent for the time.