Not a huge surprise here, but Apple’s just announced iTunes 10 alongside all those new iPods, complete with a brand new logo that finally ditches the CD. What is something of a surprise, however, is the standout feature of iTunes 10: Ping. That’s Apple’s take on a music-centered social network (think, which will let you follow people (including artists), establish a "circle of friends," post comments, check out custom song and album charts, and even find over 17,000 concert listings (which you can of course let folks know your attending). What’s more, Ping is also making the jump to the iPhone and iPod touch, and it’s available with iTunes 10 today. Head on past the break for the full press release.

Apple announces iTunes 10 with Ping social network

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