Apple releases iTunes 8.1 (Updated)


A day after announcing its latest iPod shuffle, Apple has released a new version of iTunes. Version 8.1 comes with:

  • Support for the new iPod shuffle 3G
  • The Genius sidebar is now available for movies and TV shows
  • Improved performance (for downloads, large library management, iTunes Store browsing, and more) and accessibility improvements
  • Importing CDs can be done at the same sound quality as iTunes Plus
  • Allows iTunes U and the iTunes Store to be disabled separately using Parental Controls
  • Security enhancements

Update: The Genius sidebar has not been activated for movies and TV shows. Apple will activate it at a later date.

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