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Apple releases iTunes 12.5.1 w/ Apple Music redesign & iOS 10 support to Mac OS X and Windows


Apple today released iTunes version 12.5.1 for OS X and Windows users, bringing the Apple Music redesign that it first unveiled for its new macOS Sierra release arriving later this month.

As pictured above, Apple Music has been given a total redesign in this update, in line with the new experience that it first unveiled back at WWDC with the introduction of macOS Sierra. The update introduces a much cleaner look overall for Apple Music with larger black font and simplified navigation. The rest of the iTunes experience remains largely unchanged.

The public release of macOS Sierra will arrive later this month on September 20, but users on previous versions of Mac OS X and Windows are getting the update today likely to prepare for the launch of iPhone 7. The update also adds full support for iOS 10 alongside its release today and the iPhone 7 retail launch this Friday, September 16.

Now with an all-new Apple Music design which brings greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience. This update includes support for iOS 10. It also adds enhancements designed for macOS Sierra including:

Siri. Play music from your Library and Apple Music using your voice. Just ask Siri.

Picture-in-Picture. Watch videos as you multitask and use different apps. Your video floats above your desktop in any corner of the screen.

The iTunes 12.5.1 update is available to Macs running 10.9.5 or later via the Mac App Store now. The Windows version requires Windows 7 or later.

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s Logic Pros series.