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The History of iTunes Versions

Bonus: Downloads of Old Versions of iTunes


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Curious about the history of iTunes? Want to know where the program came from, who wrote it, and what each new version of the software added? Even better: do you really need a copy of iTunes 4.7? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

This page offers you links to the full history of iTunes, Apple’s music library, iPod, and iPhone management software.

Before it Was iTunes

ITunes began life as an MP3 player program called SoundJam MP. It was distributed by Casady & Greene and was written by Jeff Robbin, Bill Kincaid, and Dave Heller. Apple made a deal with the developers and publisher in 2000 to build iTunes from the SoundJam MP foundation.

The History of iTunes

Once iTunes was formally launched, new versions packing new features and supporting new iPod models, came fast and furious. To learn when each version was released, what operating systems and devices they were compatible with, and what features they added, check Wikipedia’s iTunes Version History.

iTunes Downloads

If you need to download old versions of iTunes, you can download all previous versions,

for both Mac and Windows, below.

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