Apple has released two new versions of its desktop music app, iTunes. First, iTunes 11.0.5, which is available on general release, makes a number of under-the-hood changes to “iTunes in the Cloud,” Apple’s iCloud-powered music service. In addition, and for registered developers only, Apple has also released iTunes 11.1 beta 2, which is expected to make similar alternations to the prerelease software.
As a reminder, iTunes 11.1 beta is the first version of iTunes to launch with support for “iTunes Radio,” Apple’s Rdio-, Spotify-, and Google Music-competing online service. While no detailed release notes appear to have accompanied iTunes 11.1 beta 2, Apple explains that iTunes 11.0.5 users will be able to enjoy improved iTunes in the Cloud support in the updated application. It’s likely, therefore, that similar changes have been made in the prerelease application:
This update corrects an issue with iTunes in the Cloud, where some purchases may download or play unexpected items.
Developers can download iTunes 11.1 at Apple’s Developer website. However, most us will have to wait a while longer before the updated application is available for the general public.
As always, we’ll keep you updated with further information as we receive it.
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