Apple Announces 1 Million Users Have Joined Ping; Steve Jobs Defends iTunes 10 Logo
Apple has announced that over 1 million users have joined Ping, Apple’s new social network for music in the first 48 hours.
According to Apple, one-third of the users who had downloaded iTunes 10 have joined Ping.
This is despite some early problems with the new social network for music such as the Facebook Connect Integration trouble that Apple ran into with Facebook and a spam problem.
Apple announced the milestone on its website:
“One-third of the people who have downloaded iTunes 10 have joined Ping,“ said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “As many more people download iTunes 10 in the coming weeks, we expect the Ping community to continue growing.“
Meanwhile, Steve Jobs defended the new iTunes logo, which has received some criticism.
As you might have noticed, iTunes 10 comes with an all new logo, Apple has ditched the CD in the new logo.
The user sent Steve Jobs the following email:
Enjoyed the presentation today. But…this new iTunes logo really sucks. You're taking 10+ years of instant product recognition and replacing it with an unknown. Let's both cross our fingers on this…
Steve Jobs who is famous for his one-line replies responded to the email:
Sent from my iPhone
iTunes 10 seems to be snappier than iTunes 9.x.x so I’m quite happy with the new version (though in my opinion it should be a lot faster), I don’t really care that much about the logo.
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