A couple of weeks after releasing iTunes 9, Apple has released the 9.0.1 update to work out some of the kinks.
You're never gonna buy an iTunes LP, but you wanna know what's inside those flashy 600MB attempts to revive albums, right? Spoiler, from Jay Robinson: A bunch of HTML and PNG files in a custom archive format. But no DRM.
The iTunes LP is Apple's attempt to recreate the "feel" of buying a physical record in an intangible format. Without lossless audio as a part of the package, though, iTunes LPs are much less than an album.
Those reports about a new scheme to "stimulate sales of CD-length music" were true, and then some: Along with extras for albums and movies, iTunes 9 comes with media sharing (!) and iPhone app management. Updated with walkthrough gallery.
Is it bad that I hope only one of the rumors about iTunes 9's explosion of new features, like social networking integration, come true?