iTunes 10.1 Released

As expected, Apple has released the final version of iTunes 10.1 to the masses today. The update includes a number of bug fixes, improvements, along with both iOS 4.2 compatibility and the ability to use AirPlay to stream video to the latest version of Apple TV wirelessly.

iTunes 10.1 is required to install iOS 4.2 and with rumours abound that the release for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad being delayed until next week, it gives users the chance to prepare for the update. Earlier this week, Apple released Mac OS X 10.6.5 which contains updates that are required for some new features in iOS 4.2, such as AirPrint support.

As Neowin reported earlier this month, iOS 4.2 is primarily aimed at bringing Apple's iPad up to speed, features-wise, with the iPhone and iPod touch. Among the features to be added are multitasking, printing and content streaming, along with a number of cosmetic changes. Several of these features will also be added to the iPhone - excluding the iPhone 3G - and iPod touch product families.

You can download iTunes 10.1 via Software update on the Mac, Apple Software update on Windows or directly from the Apple iTunes website. The direct download weighs in at 90.6 MB while it is only 55 MB via Software update.

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Ah ****ing piece of ****. There havent been a time there wasnt some sort of error while installing/updating itunes. This time is no exception. ****.

You can now remove Ping from the sidebar and disable it, too. Just go in the prefs, general tab and parental tab.

Also, you can now set iTunes to "Always Show Artwork" in the album view whereas it used to need at least 3 tracks from the same album to view an artwork (if the artwork size is set to small).

einsteinbqat said,

Also, you can now set iTunes to "Always Show Artwork" in the album view whereas it used to need at least 3 tracks from the same album to view an artwork (if the artwork size is set to small).
Thanks. This one one of the few things that annoyed me when browsing the library.

thealexweb said,
Took half an hour to install XD

Dude, I don't know what system you're using but I started my download @ 6:08, it downloaded the whole 91.91MB update and finished installing @ 6:11
(Unless you're just messing around with this comment, in which case lulz)

clotz2000 said,

Dude, I don't know what system you're using but I started my download @ 6:08, it downloaded the whole 91.91MB update and finished installing @ 6:11
(Unless you're just messing around with this comment, in which case lulz)

Maybee he is one of those very few people left who are still on dialup! :-)

P.S. Download went nice and fast here as well on a Comcast Cable Modem ISP!

Other than the 2.20 min install time which seems a bit much for the install of a music manager, I've never personally had any issues with itunes. It's always been rock solid.

I so wish I could manage my new ipod with something other than this software. Nothing out there supports the new iPods yet.

Amodin said,
I so wish I could manage my new ipod with something other than this software. Nothing out there supports the new iPods yet.

itunes is the reason why i sold my last ipod, and will never buy a iphone.

It says Itunes is required to install IOS 4.2 but thats not anticompetitive forcing someone to have to use another piece of software they might not want to update to or otherwise use?

Not that I actually have anything against one or the other, I dislike them both equally. But I do also think its wrong to force you to use ITunes if you have an iDevice (unless you know better of course)

Still need to get my hands on the iPad though to have a tinker so update is welcome

No, that's not anticompetitive. iTunes is the UI of the device's driver software, so you're essentially asking if having to use the device's driver to update the device is anticompetitive. No, it isn't.

stevember said,

November 24th now apparently.

It should be sooner now, as they only have to iron out the iPad WiFi bug and they have released GM2 for the iPad only.

stevember said,

November 24th now apparently.

Better hope that it comes out on Wednesday November 24th, 2010, Because Thursday November 25th, 2010 is a National Holiday (Thankgiving Day) here in the U.S.A., and since the holiday occurs on a Thursday, just about everyone working a White Collar job gets a day off on Black Friday on November 26th, 2010!