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iTunes 4.8

iTunes 4.8 is out. Mac OS X users will probably find it a useful update as it adds support for copying calendars and contacts to your iPod (as opposed to using iSync). Under both Windows and Mac OS X it adds “new Music Store features” but I’ve yet to work out what those are. It does still play music that has been bought from the iTunes Music Store but has then been de-authorised by tools like JHymn, but the update may or may not stop JHymn working on newer files – I haven’t had chance to check.
Coupled with QuickTime 7 still not being made available to Windows users, altogether 4.8 is a pretty dull update if you’re not a Mac user, which is probably why Apple haven’t made much of a song and dance about its release.
Update: Here’s what’s actually new in the release. The big things seem to be support for video playback, support for the new iTunes stores and the ability to download videos that are included with alnbum purchases from the store. Interesting.
Could this mean that Apple is a step closer to creating a Video iPod?


  1. Neil, lovely to read about the itunes update. my brother uses it alot on his macintosh computer and will be very pleased to hear about that. The main point I would like to make however is regarding your opinion on the election. I think you stated that it was good that the BnP would not infact get many seats, and would remain as a minority faction in our constitution. This is clearly a mistake on your part, of which I forgive you. It must be rather busy at Uinversity for you at the moment, and you obviously have your wires crossed. Obviously with your background you will be of the same school of thought as me, whereby we the rich get rich, and hopefully send the immigrants away from our fine country. To promote the BnP is paramount to the progress of this nation, as I’m sure you’ll agree once given a little more thought time. Thanks very much, and let us both hope the BnP progresses in its fight against this ethnic rubbish.

  2. Neil, Ive just tried to post a comment and it doesnt seem to appear. Do you have any suggestions as to what the problem could be?

  3. Very minor update. I hope this means iTunes 5 is right around the corner!