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Apple’s range of iPod portable music players, as well as its online iTunes Store, has had a huge impact on the music industry, and that impact has now been recognised by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).  

The Recording Academy has announced some of its Grammy Award winners, including the Special Merit Awards recipients such as Lifetime Achievement Award winner Diana Ross. More importantly, is the list of its Trustees Award honorees that includes Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder who passed away in October of this year.

This isn’t the first Grammy to go Apple’s way, as the Cupertino-based iPhone and iPad maker received a Technical Grammy Award in 2002 for making contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.

“As former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs helped create products and technology that transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies, and books. A creative visionary, Jobs’ innovations such as the iPod and its counterpart, the online iTunes store, revolutionised the industry and how music was distributed and purchased,” the Recording Academy stated in a post on its site.
 
In other related news from the Apple cart, Cupertino recently revealed that more than 100 million apps have been downloaded from the Mac App Store in less than one year.

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