updated 01:45 pm EDT, Tue March 20, 2012
Vendor software appears on Software Update
Apple today accidentally pushed a new app, iTunes Producer 2.6, out through OS X Lion's Software Update feature, AppleInsider remarks. Producer is used to submit content for sale on the iTunes Store, and is normally restricted to content publishers and/or people with access to the iTunes Connect service. The v2.6 update may simply have been flagged incorrectly on Apple's servers.
New to the app is the ability to look up metadata using several Vendor IDs simultaneously, and to enter notes under "Send to Apple" when reporting delivery problems. The music side of the software now supports alert tones, customizable territory groups for rights and pricing, and a better interface for adding and editing translations. In terms of books an expanded language list has been added, and the app supports Target Audience, Pre-Order Start Date, and Series Display Number entries using the "New from file" option.