April 25, 2013
Apple is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the iTunes Store with a special display. Located within the store under the music tab, “A Decade of iTunes” details key moments from 2003 through 2013, and includes a listing of the top-selling songs and albums of each year. First launched on April 28, 2003, iTunes originally offered only music downloads. Other media content was eventually added including podcasts (2005), movies (2006), and iTunes U (2008). However, perhaps the most significant date in iTunes Store history was July 11, 2008. It was on this date that the iPhone 3G went on sale, and the App Store officially opened -- with only 500 apps. Happy birthday, iTunes Store!