Here is part two of Brian Williams’ interview with Tim Cook on Rock Center:
While being interviewed by Brian Williams on Rock Center, Apple CEO Tim Cook made the following statement:
“Next year, we will do one of our existing Mac lines in the United States”
In case you missed the interview on NBC, I have embedded the segment below:
Russian iTunes Store Launch (NSFW)
As reported by 9to5Mac, the launch of the Russian iTunes Store accidentally displayed porn to unsuspecting visitors. It has since been fixed, but it makes me wonder how this got through to production.
And you thought adult content wasn’t allowed to pass through an Apple service…
Apple has opened the iTunes Store to 56 additional countries, bringing the official tally to 155. From Apple’s Press Release:
Apple® today announced the launch of the iTunes Store® in Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa and 52 additional countries featuring an incredible selection of local and international music from all the major labels and thousands of independent labels. The iTunes Store features local artists including Elka in Russia, Sezen Aksu in Turkey, AR Rahman in India, and Zahara in South Africa, international artists including The Beatles, Taylor Swift and Coldplay, and world-renowned classical musicians including Lang Lang, Yo Yo Ma and Yuja Wang. Customers can choose from over 20 million songs available to purchase and download on the iTunes Store.
The iTunes Store is available in 119 countries and is the best way for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod®, Mac® and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online. […]
Customers also have access to the revolutionary App Store℠ with more than 700,000 apps available in 155 countries.
I find it weird that India and Russia have just now received the iTunes Store. Now they have one more place to spend their money.
After waiting a few days to let others seek out bugs that squeaked through, I have finally updated to iTunes 11.
iTunes 11 Welcome Screen
What I found interesting was how the welcome screen presented me with two questions:
- Do you want to watch a tutorial?
- Can we access information about your library?
While I am happy they are asking my permission before accessing my personal library for information (and even defaulting to “No Thanks”), I have to wonder why they made a tutorial. The interface is rather refreshing and considerably easier to use in comparison to previous versions.
I watched both tutorials—out of curiosity—and found them to be short (both under three-minutes each) and concise. Still, I wish I had those ~five-minutes back.