Apple seems to be busily getting its developer releases out there today after the security breach which resulted in the entire system being dragged offline. Along with the news that iOS 7 beta 4 is finally making its appearance today, iTunes 11.1 has also been released to those registered to Apple’s Developer Program. The updated iTunes 11.1 beta 1 is quite limited at this point, given that it only works on the fruit company’s very on OS X, but does include iTunes Radio integration for those living in the United States. More details can be found right after the jump.
We waited quite a while for iTunes 11 to finally make its appearance, and after much delay, Apple released the big revamp of its famed media player late last year. Despite some criticisms and ignoring the fact that it’s still a bit of a resource hog, iTunes 11 has been generally well received, and although iOS 7 beta has been more than a distraction to Apple’s dev team, the company has still found time to prepare iTunes 11.1 beta.
So, what does the new beta bring? Well, aside from the aforementioned iTunes Radio support, there is also the usual array of performance enhancements and bug fixes, so if you’re a registered developer with a keen interest in the workings of iTunes, you might wish to head over to the Dev Center and give this one a download.
iTunes Radio, for those unfamiliar, is the Cupertino outfit’s forthcoming music streaming service, which is set to be a key feature of the soon-to-be-released iOS 7.
At this point, as mentioned earlier, it only works on the Mac, and although we’d expect Windows to be factored in at some point, you should only download this one if you own a machine running OS X. Furthermore, you have to be in the United States to get iTunes Radio up and running, so provided you meet the prerequisites, you can try out iTunes 11.1 beta 1 for yourself right now.
Please bear in mind, that this is a beta, and so not quite ready for prime time consumption just yet. Thus, if you’re signed up as a developer for purpose of trying out iOS 7 beta early, please note this version of iTunes, like iOS 7, will have its fair share of imperfections; particularly since it’s a first beta.
If you do happen to give the new beta a whirl, be sure to let us know how you get on by dropping a comment via the usual channels.
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