Apple has released an update to iTunes, which adds support for the upcoming iPad features including syncing of iBooks, music, movies, TV shows, and other media. In addition they include improvements for managing Genius Mixes. The new version is 9.1.0, and is a 102.1MB download that is available in Software Update.
In addition to support for iPad features, the update fixes a problem where iTunes could enter an infinite loop when handling improperly encoded MP4 files, resulting in the program becoming nonoperational even after relaunching. iTunes 9.1 now properly validates MP4 files before playing them.
If you would like a standalone installer, one is available from the iTunes website: http://www.itunes.com. While iTunes updates and preserves old library files, be sure to manually back up your iTunes library files as well in case you need to revert to a previous version.
iPhoto has also been updated, which according to the updater "addresses minor issues in the area of import and syncing to iPhone, iPod, or AppleTV." This update is a 13.6MB download and addresses the following issues:
- Resolves an issue that could sometimes cause iPhoto to quit unexpectedly when connecting an iPhone 3GS.
- Resolves an issue that prevented an Event thumbnail from being created when an import included only video clips.
iPod nano Support
- Displays the iPod icon for iPod Nano (5th Generation) correctly in the Source list.
- Resolves an issue that prevented syncing photos to iPhone, iPod, or AppleTV if a slideshow in the library used a song containing an ampersand (&) in the filename.
- Enables support for importing photos from iPad to your iPhoto library, as well as syncing photos to iPad.