iTunes 12.3.1 And tvOS GM Released, Here Are The Details
Updates from Apple are coming in thick and fast today, with the Cupertino giant also releasing iTunes 12.3.1 to end users as well as tvOS GM to those who are enrolled in the company’s Developer Program.
Let’s start with iTunes.
Currently sitting at version 12.3.1, the new iTunes updates is no more than a mere bug fix and stability release. The update is so small that the changelog is almost negligible, but still, it doesn’t mean that you should skip the update altogether, after all, the smallest of updates bring with them stability in the least expected corners.
Updating iTunes is super duper easy. On a Mac, simply launch the Mac App Store, click on the ‘Updates’ tab and then download the new iTunes 12.3.1 update from there. On a Windows PC, simply launch the Apple Software Update tool and download the latest iTunes release. It can’t get any more simpler than this.
Now let’s jump onto tvOS GM.
tvOS is the underlying software that powers the newly announced Apple TV 4, which is all set to ship by the end of this month. For quite a while now, Apple has been working closely with developers to refine the software of its new set-top box and has so far seen several beta releases for pre-release hardware available to developers only. Today, Apple has released the Golden Master candidate of tvOS which is immediately available to download from the Apple Developer Program website.
If you’re a developer and happen to be in possession of the new Apple TV 4, then we highly recommend that you update to tvOS GM right away and get to grips with it. Everyone else on the other hand should go ahead and download the latest build of iTunes on their PC and Mac.
Apple today released a bunch of software updates, with iOS 9.1 final download, watchOS 2.0.1 download and OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan download being on the list. We’re certain at this point that the company will not rest easy and will further release updates in the near future to refine the user experience it offers to its massive fan-base. After all, one botched update can prove to be a huge PR nightmare, and Apple learned that the hard way when it pushed out iOS 8.0.1 that killed a lot of iPhones’ cellular connectivity around the globe. The company really can’t afford for that to happen, hence the timely updates.
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