Apple has recently created the new iTunes, iTunes 8. As with all iTunes, it lets you download any song from anywhere at 99 cents per song, it is free to download onto any computer, regardless of brand, and it comes automatically with all Mac desktops and laptops. What sets it apart from other versions of iTunes however, is that it comes with iTunes Plus songs, files that are compatible with Mac, Windows, and several other portable music players. Here's the catch- it costs 60 more cents to upgrade your songs to Plus status, so choose your songs to upgrade carefully. iTunes 8 also lets you purchase certain TV episodes in HD for 2.99. The new iTunes features Genius, which chooses songs from your library that go well together and puts them in a playlist. For example, if you have several pop songs that were made in the 1980s, the Genius function will find them and put them together for you. It organizes all of your iPod songs in a new grid-like design that is pleasing to the eye.
People downloading older versions of iTunes should be aware that they will not be able to purchase Plus songs, and your library will not be in a grid view.