The birth of iTunes, Apple’s killer app

Apple iTunes, version 1. Image credit: Apple

Talk about a killer app! Apple’s iTunes and the incredibly successful iTunes Music Store have formed the basis for a huge wave of iPod sales. The program literally helped transform Apple from a maker of computers and software into a household name in the consumer electronics market. So how did it all start?

The first version of iTunes was released by Apple in January 2001 but the underpinnings of the program were first created by someone else.

Which application was bought by Apple and formed the basis for iTunes?

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A nice reward from Apple

A goodie bag chock full of Apple products

Everybody likes free stuff. Free lunch is nice. Free beer is even nicer. But free stuff from Apple? That’s pretty much a dream come true, especially if you’re into Apple so much that you’re reading Daily Apple Quiz!

Apple commonly gives out free t-shirts and other small gifts when it opens a new retail store. On April 23, 2009, 13 year old Conner Mulcahey from Weston Connecticut received a lot more free stuff from Apple than just a t-shirt.

Conner received a $10,000 iTunes gift card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule, and a MacBook Pro for doing what?