Apple releases iTunes 10.1

David Chartier
13 November, 2010
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It’s time to start your Software Update engines, as Apple has released iTunes 10.1.

iTunes 10.1 brings full support for AirPlay, its new technology evolved from AirTunes. AirPlay allows you to stream music, video, and photos from iOS-devices or iTunes to other AirPlay-enabled devices, such as the new Apple TV and a growing array of consumer electronics and home entertainment devices.

iTunes 10.1 also supports syncing an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with iOS 4.2, which Apple is expected to release soon. Of course, the requisite-though-vague “stability and performance improvements” are also included, though in typical fashion, Apple declines to describe what those actually are.

One big change in iTunes 10.1, as discovered by AMW contributor Kirk McElhearn, is the ability to disable Ping and remove it from the iTunes Sidebar.

iTunes 10.1 is available via Software Update or directly from Apple’s website for OS X 10.5 or later, as well as for Windows users.

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  1. Matt Bennett says:

    Apple releases iTunes 10.1, but when updating from previous iTunes version, iTunes fails to launch, with error messages saying it cannot located the Library (or Library fails to launch – or similar). This seems to be quite an issue for Mac OS X users, according to various ‘blogs’. So, now I have updated via Apples software update process, and cannot run iTunes. So, for those of us who are not IT savvy, how do we either revert to the previous version so that iTunes will work again, or fix the issue that v10.1 seems to have?

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