updated 04:49 pm EDT, Wed September 12, 2012
10.7 to support new iPhones, iPods
While the redesigned iTunes won't launch until October of this year, Apple did today roll out a new version of iTunes, version 10.7. The update to iTunes brings compatibility with Apple's newly announced iPhone as well as its new line of iPods and the newest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 6.
Aside from compatibility with Apple's newly announced products, the update to 10.7 doesn't bring anything new in terms of functionality. October's update will see iTunes undergoing a major overhaul, with significant changes to the user interface, including an image-heavy grid layout that Apple says fosters easier navigation. The nest version of iTunes will also feature a great deal of iCloud integration.
iTunes 10.7 is available for Macs and PCs as a free upgrade at Apple's website. Mac users will need a Mac with an Intel Core processor and 512MB of RAM, Safari 4.0.3 or later, 400MB of available space, and OS X version 10.6.8 or later. Windows users will need a PC with a 1GHz Intel or AMD processor and 512MB of RAM, Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, and 250MB of available space.