If you’re an overseas Mac user and you’ve been waiting for an updated version of iTunes, wait no longer. Apple has released iTunes 1.1 for the English International version of Mac OS. The new version can be downloaded from Apple’s Web site presently.
iTunes is Apple’s enormously popular MP3 encoding and playback utility. Using iTunes, Mac users can listen to Internet radio stations, download and playback MP3 digital audio files, create customized playlists, and rip MP3 files from audio CDs they already own.
iTunes 1.1 introduces support for third-party CD-RW drives, making it possible for users of many commonly used external CD-RW mechanisms to burn their iTunes music to CD directly. The software also fixes conflicts with some USB peripherals and improves overall stability. Several other fixes and enhancements have also been implemented.
Mac OS 9.0.4 is required to get iTunes 1.1 to work, according to Apple; Mac OS 9.1 is recommended.
In related news, Apple has released the
Remove US iTunes
utility. This software has been designed for International English Mac OS users. Apple reports that trying to install the international version of iTunes over an already installed US version can cause “unpredictable behavior;” this utility removes all traces of the US version to ready the system for installation of the version mentioned above.
If you already have installed the North American version of iTunes 1.0 and plan to use the English International version above, please make sure to download and use this utility first.
Download iTunes 1.1 for English International