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  • iTunes 8.1 to be Released Shortly


    Since the new iPod Shuffle was released today with iTunes 8.1 listed as a requirement you can expect to see iTunes 8.1 seeded in your software updates very soon. According to the iTunes What's New page iTunes 8.1 comes packed with the following new features:
    • Speed boots for library loading, iTunes Store browsing, device syncing.
    • Genius feature will include movies.
    • Default audio import settings changed to 256kbps AAC
    There are also some additional features suggested by the iTunes A to Z page.
    • Parental controls that disable iTunes Store access while allowing iTunes U access.
    • Autofill says "new." The changes aren't listed but there is speculation this feature is being updated to work with all iPods

    As always please refrain from updating until it is clear whether or not the new iTunes will interfere with Jailbreaking.

    [via macrumors]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iTunes 8.1 to be Released Shortly started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 70 Comments
    1. ALL DAY's Avatar
      ALL DAY -
      Aye carumba, the only thing I want is for shuffle to be improved; I've really noticed it being repetitive recently...
    1. tha5150's Avatar
      tha5150 -
      i still want wireless syncing for iPhone.
    1. plukk's Avatar
      plukk -
      App store just said i have update to remote for support for itunes 8.1 so im sure itll be out very shortly
    1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
      BenzoHartt -
      I want to update but....

      How is this going to affect the jailbreaking process?.... You remember how they threw a monkey wrench at a while back right. Do you think iTunes will ever have skins or different colors to use?... Just tossing something around.
    1. tha5150's Avatar
      tha5150 -
      Quote Originally Posted by plukk View Post
      App store just said i have update to remote for support for itunes 8.1 so im sure itll be out very shortly
      where did you see this?
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      ^^In the new features section for Remote obviously. You'll see when you update Remote if you have it.
    1. ericidle's Avatar
      ericidle -
      Quote Originally Posted by tha5150 View Post
      where did you see this?
      in appstore and now on my iphone version 1.2
    1. tha5150's Avatar
      tha5150 -
      are you talking about this? Apple - iTunes - Remote ??? i am talking about wireless syncing when i walk into my house or something if i forget to sync it up with a new number or something. i dont see how this app will let me do this. please confirm.
    1. wadestock's Avatar
      wadestock -
      Quote Originally Posted by tha5150 View Post
      are you talking about this? Apple - iTunes - Remote ??? i am talking about wireless syncing when i walk into my house or something if i forget to sync it up with a new number or something. i dont see how this app will let me do this. please confirm.

      MobileME is wireless syncing.

      With them trying to get you to purchase a subscription to MobileME, i don't see them ever allowing wireless sync via itunes, so if i were you i wouldnt hold my breath. Although it only syncs contacts, calendar, and bookmarks - it doesnt sync anything else, but i also dont see them wanting you to be able to access your music/movies/apps from any computer - that enables an easier way to share these things and have them lose out on money.
    1. tha5150's Avatar
      tha5150 -
      yeah, i want to be able to sync photos and stuff to the iphone wirelessly over Wifi.
    1. Matt27272's Avatar
      Matt27272 -
      You guys are all talking about something different. There's no wireless syncing yet. The other guy was talking about how 8.1 was coming soon because the app "Remote" was just updated recently to support iTunes 8.1.
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      nice but sometimes i find some updates useless
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      This update really pisses me off
    1. skyote's Avatar
      skyote -
      8.1 is out now.
    1. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      Hopefully they fixed that bug in the store. That thing was annoying.
    1. fearlessx's Avatar
      fearlessx -
      does this update effect our 2g or 3g iphone that is jailbrokened???
    1. gruntparty's Avatar
      gruntparty -
      Quote Originally Posted by fearlessx View Post
      does this update effect our 2g or 3g iphone that is jailbrokened???
      i have the same question!!!, waiting to see if it will work or not, maybe ill just take a chance and do it myself to see if it works...
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      "jailbrokened"?
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      It's been released:


      iTunes 8.1 is now faster and more responsive. You will enjoy noticeable improvements when working with large libraries, browsing the iTunes Store, preparing to sync with iPod or iPhone, and optimizing photos for syncing.

      In addition, iTunes 8.1 provides many other improvements and bug fixes, including:

      - Supports syncing with iPod shuffle (3rd generation)
      - Allows friends to request songs for iTunes DJ
      - Adds Genius sidebar for your Movies and TV Shows
      - Improves performance when downloading iTunes Plus songs
      - Provides AutoFill for manually managed iPods
      - Allows CDs to be imported at the same sound quality as iTunes Plus
      - Includes many accessibility improvements
      - Allows iTunes U and the iTunes Store to be disabled separately using Parental Controls
    1. lightmaster's Avatar
      lightmaster -
      Does anyone know yet if it has any negative features, such as breaking jailbreaking or preventing you from installing cracked apps?