has posted a bag of updates for Mac and Windows users alike, adding more security, reliability and compatibility. The latest version of iTunes (8.2) adds support for iPhone or iPod touch running iPhone 3.0, a clear indication that Apple is gearing up to release a full-fledged 3.0 Software Update for iPhone and iPod touch users.
to select Apple developers in April, iTunes 8.2 was confirmed to check that the user was a registered developer before allowing him or her to update an iPhone to OS 3.0. Macrumors picked up the story, adding that iTunes 8.2 carried Blue-ray references to Gracenote that suggested upcoming Blu-ray support. Now, Apple has publicly released the software, signaling that iPhone OS 3.0 is just around the corner. As usual, Apple's official description of the update can be found below. About iTunes 8.2 for Mac
iTunes 8.2 now supports iPhone or iPod touch with the iPhone 3.0 Software Update.
iTunes 8.2 also includes many accessibility improvements and bug fixes.
iTunes Version 8.2, posted by Apple on June 1, 2009, is a hefty 72.MB download requiring Mac OS X 10.4.10 through Mac OS X 10.5 or later. Supported languages include Deutsch, English, Français, Español, Italiano, Nederlands, Dansk, Norsk Bokmål, Polski, Português, Português Brasileiro, Pусский, Suomi, Svensk, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
According to Apple's Support section, the iTunes 8.2 update also has a security side, addressing an issue where visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. The bug is present in both iTunes 8 for Mac OS X and iTunes 8 for Windows, according to the company behind the Mac operating system. We will be detailing the particularities of the iTunes 8.2 update in a separate article
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