Apple has released an update to iTunes 11.0.1 addressing some issues relating to iCloud purchases while enhancing general stability and performance. The update is available for both Mac and Windows customers.
iTunes 11.0.1 patches bugs affecting purchases in iCloud. Some items may not appear in the user’s library if iTunes Match is turned on, Apple says. iTunes 11.0.1 fixes this issue.
The update also makes iTunes more responsive when searching a large library, and fixes a problem where the AirPlay button may not appear as expected.
The new release adds the ability to display duplicate items within a user’s library and “includes other important stability and performance improvements,” Apple says.
iTunes 11 requires Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or later (Lion, Mountain Lion), Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, 32-bit editions of Windows Vista, or 32-bit editions of Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Safari 4.0.3 or later is also required for some features and you’ll also need about 400MB of available disk space.
Hardware-wise, you’ll need a Mac computer with an Intel Core processor and 512MB of RAM, or a PC with a 1GHz Intel or AMD processor and 512MB of RAM.
iTunes 11 is a brand new version of Apple’s media player and digital distribution hub which comes with a completely redesigned interface and a new web store featuring a clean look that makes it easier to see what's hot and discover new favorites.
All your iCloud stuff now appears inside your iTunes library. All you need to do is install the new version and sign in with your iCloud account.
The new MiniPlayer is a flagship feature of sorts which shows what's playing, complete with album art, Up Next, easy search functions, and more.