Apple Buys CoverFlow

The “cover browser” UI in iTunes 7 is, in fact, based on CoverFlow:

We are pleased to announce that all CoverFlow technology and intellectual property was recently sold to Apple. It has been incorporated into the latest version of iTunes.

Goes to show that when indie Mac developers do a terrific job, Apple will consider buying their work rather than re-implementing their idea. Weird, though, that there was a new version of CoverFlow released just five days ago. I also wonder how much work it was to port this to Windows.

Tuesday, 12 September 2006