Introduced last year with some degree of fanfare, it turns out that the iTunes LP format was actually a concept by the record labels to sell more complete albums -- but things haven’t quite worked out the way they wanted.
Apple appears confident that the DVD is going the way of the dinosaurs, if the recent lack of updates to iDVD (part of the iLife suite) are any indication. But the rumor mill is churning with word that may be changing, taking the software in a new direction.
Apple TV 3.0 update ushered in iTunes Extras and LPs on our favorite little television accessory, but users were told that currently owned iTunes Extras and LPs wouldn't work with the ATV just yet. However, ATV owners can now re-download their Extras/LPs in the new compatible format.
In 1993, Billy Idol released a concept album called Cyberpunk,
which shipped to rock critics with a floppy disk of interactive
artwork. We can’t recall a single track from the album, but we do
remember being sure that this was the future of music. iTunes LP
reminds us of that--and of years spent pouring over liner notes before
there was Google search.