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The iPod & iTunes Pocket Guide, Third Edition by Christopher Breen

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5. The iTunes Store

In Chapter 4, you learned how to put the music and video you own on your iPod. Now it’s time to look at a cool way to obtain new media. And by cool, I can mean nothing other than Apple’s online digital media emporium: the iTunes Store. In the following pages, I take you on a tour of The Store and its untethered counterpart—the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store—and show you the best ways to discover and purchase new media.

The One-Stop Shop

Apple has eschewed the typical Internet-commerce model of creating a Web site that users access through a Web browser. Although this model works reasonably well for countless merchants, it invariably requires customers to slog through Web page after Web page to find and pay for the items they desire. ...

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