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In another sign that iOS 7 release is imminent, Apple has just posted the iTunes 11.1 update which brings out not only iOS 7 compatibility, but a few new features, including the long-expected, ad-supported iTunes Radio streaming, in addition to Podcast Stations, the new Genius Shuffle capability, support for iOS 7 device sync and more.

You’re going to love Genius Shuffle, “a magical new way to experience your music library” that plays songs that go great together from iCloud.

And if you’re into podcasts, iTunes 11.1 lets you create automagically-updated custom stations of your favorite podcasts. I’ve included the full changelog right after the break…

Here’s the full changelog.

iTunes Radio – iTunes Radio is a great new way to discover music. Choose from over 250 stations or start a new one from your favorite artist or song. Enjoy iTunes Radio ad-free once you subscribe to iTunes Match.

Genius Shuffle – Introducing a magical new way to experience your music library. Choose Genius Shuffle and iTunes instantly plays songs that go great together. Click it again to hear something new—enjoying your music has never been this easy.

Podcast Stations – You can now create custom stations of your favorite podcasts that update automatically with new episodes. Your stations, subscriptions, and current play position sync over iCloud to the Podcasts app.

Sync with iOS 7 – You can now use iTunes to sync your favorite music, movies, and more to devices with iOS 7. In addition, iTunes now makes it even easier to quickly organize and sync apps to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

You can download iTunes 11.1 for Mac and Windows PCs from Apple’s website.

Alternatively, launch the Mac App Store or grab your update by firing up iTunes on your computer and choosing Check for Updates… from the iTunes menu.

If the update isn’t live yet for you in iTunes or on Apple’s website, don’t panic – these things usually take time to propagate.

  • Inderjeet S.

    whn ios7 is being to launch..?? Cn any1 tl…???

    • Jamie Tilden

      Mostly likely 1pm EST today. Relax man.

      • Inderjeet S.

        In India its 9:30 Pm bro

      • Jamie Tilden

        Do the math then, BRO

      • Inderjeet S.

        Nt yt available here

      • felixtaf

        Available at 10.30 pm in India. Add 12.30 hours to cupertino time..

      • Inderjeet S.

        Hey Bro u r mistaken its 9:33pm nt 10:30 pm

    • Qasim Bashir

      less than an hour now

    • Gucciipad

      Relax n wait with a cup of coffee

      • Jonathan

        I can’t.

      • Inderjeet S.

        same here i can’t w8

  • Jamie Tilden

    If I’m on iTunes 11.1 beta 2, is that basically the same thing? Is there a way for me to update? because there’s no update showing up in the Mac App store.

    • Daniel Arrington

      Download the iTunes 11.1 .dmg file and run the installer. It will overwrite the beta

  • Jonathan

    I have Windows 8.1, checked for update, and it said nothing. Is it Mac only?

    Edit: don’t tell me to read the end. I just did. xD

    • Qasim Bashir

      its for pc too it will take some time

  • Ahmed Ali Masseri

    i didn’t receive the update through system updates or iTunes update, though i see it in apple site .. hmm

  • John Kerby

    No iTunes 11.11 is not available here in Canada yet

    • Garrett Alkofer

      Close the the page, CLEAR YOUR CACHE, load up the link given here. It’s worth a shot.

  • Jonathan

    ANYONE WHO WANTS iTUNES 11.1 NOW:
    Go to Apple’s website, go to iTunes, click download, and download 11.1 if you don’t want to wait for the update (like me)
    Thumb this up so everyone can see it please. 🙂

    • Garrett Alkofer

      I just posted a better way to find it. This doesn’t always work. If you are seeing 11.0.5 CLEAR YOUR BROWSER CACHE then reload the download page.

  • Justin Vacca

    not to be annoying cause I have a mac and i love it, but currently all my music is backed up on my PC, itunes 11.1 is gonna drop for PC today too I hope, right?!?

    • Jonathan

      Yes.

    • Garrett Alkofer

      It already has, clear your browser cache, load up the download page again.

  • Mohammed Sahib

    Apple site isn’t opening for me 🙁 Too much traffic I guess. Can iDB post a direct link asap please?
    Edit: It finally opens but all I see is the old version (11.05), what is going on?

    • Jonathan

      Works for me.

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Any one got links?

      • Jonathan

        Will upload. Post soon.

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Yes please.

      • Jonathan

        Link posted. somewhere in these comments..

    • Garrett Alkofer

      Clear your browser cache, load the page again from the link given on this page.

  • Ahmed Ali Masseri

    i must say thats a huge update, 215 MB in mac , i am used to 80-90 MB in windows

    • P.

      it’s 225.6MB

  • swee34

    im not seeing it

  • Hm, not available in Germany yet :/

  • batongxue

    Finally

  • felixtaf

    Guys.. 50 more minutes to go for update. Jus relax…

  • Byron C Mayes

    The disk image won’t mount on my Mac Pro with 10.8.5

    Error message says it’s “Unrecognized.” Probably because it’s only 352 bytes in size. Not ready here yet.

  • David Kuntz

    I LOVE IT ALOT SNAPPIER

  • David Kuntz

    50 mins till iOS 7 can’t wait!!!

  • HaRmAn

    i want ios7

  • the miget

    how do you know?

  • or

    “iTunes now makes it even easier to quickly organize and sync apps to your iPhone”, how so? Does anyone know? Or it’s just a generic saying

  • T.LIN

    itunes radio is soooo cool

    • Moi

      More than cool

  • Garrett Alkofer

    ANYONE NOT SEEING 11.1: I just checked another website to get tips on downloading 11.1. Close the the page, CLEAR YOUR CACHE, load up the link given here and voila!!!

    • Garrett Alkofer

      @iDB, Please add an update with this tip to this page!

  • davrla

    Is it necessary to have iTunes 11.1 to update to iOS 7?

    • Jonathan

      through iTunes and to sync, yes. OTA, no.

    • abdullah575

      Yes because it support iOS 7 GM

    • davrla

      So if i got it, If I want to update to IOS 7 I need to get iTunes 10.1 first right?

  • I’m not sure if that’s going to help others, but this is what worked for me.

    “Check for updates” inside iTunes didn’t find anything.

    I went to Apple’s website and downloaded iTunes from there: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

    I wanted to save the file to my desktop but it wouldn’t do anything at all. Finally, I changed the location of where to download the file to. I downloaded the file to my “Downloads” folder and the download started.

    Hope that helps those of you who were having issues as I was.

    • P.

      Is this on mac? Because i downloaded it to my downloads and it won’t work

      • Yes on Mac. The DMG file downloaded fine to my Downloads folder. It wouldn’t download on the desktop for some reason.

      • Guest

        Why are comments on the bottom instead of on the top now?

      • P.

        Finally I take it back, it is now working after 5 attempts of downloading it. its 225.6MB. Ill upload it to mega.

    • P.

      How big is iTunes 11.1.dmg should be?

      • Scott Curry

        For other’s info: iTunes 11.1 for Windows7 x64 is 92.? MB

  • Joey_Z

    If you still see the old version on Apple’s website, instead of clearing your browser’s cache, you can use another browser. If you are using windows, I bet you have more than one browser on your computer. If you are using Mac, try safari if you normally use chrome.

    • P.

      I see the new version listing 11.1 for mac safari browser. Downloaded it but ran it and it was “not recognized”

  • P.

    And mac as well. Having trouble running the dmg file. Downloaded it and it was 708KB. I don’t think this was right. I just posted on here a link to mega for dmg file for Mac at 225.6MB.

  • Jonathan

    posted 64 bit above. more coming.

  • CryptoCoin420

    Download link for Mac not working. Anyone else have luck?

    “Now that you’ve downloaded iTunes, you’re just a few
    steps away from starting a digital entertainment collection and
    enjoying it on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, or iPod.”

    But nothing downloads. Fix your page Apple, WTF

    • Andre

      I have put my location like: United States, and worked. Not for Portugal..

    • Melan

      Same here…. (WIndows 64 Bit)

  • Nishit

    Jeff I’m already on iOS 7 beta5 on my iPhone 4S how to update to the original
    ios7

  • James

    Well I guess iTunes Match subscribers do not get unlimited skips.

    • Rickm_jr

      no but you get no ads ^^

  • P.

    I am trying to post a link on here for others but IDB i think won’t approve them. I uploaded it very fast with my internet connection. Another person tried but got their link deleted. WHY?

  • P.

    EVERYBODY SOFTWARE UPDATE IS AVAILABLE! iOS7 GO INTO SETTINGS AND MANUALLY CHECK ON YOUR iDEVICES!!! Don’t go through iTunes it won’t detect as fast as on iDEVICE!. iOS7 on iPAD MINI NOW!

  • Dave

    Is iTunes 11.1 beta 2 the same as the final version? My computer seems to think so as it says I’m up to date. Similar thing with iOS 7 GM, although I’m pretty sure the GM is the same as Public Release.

    • blupp1

      No it is not. The beta 2 was buggy when syncing. It also did not support the ios7 folders. Just download itunes from the website.

  • Scott Curry

    Enjoying iTunes Radio except for one overlooked opportunity.

    I’m an iTunes Match subscriber, so I have all this genius data (unavoidable) and it would’ve been VERY helpful to be able to create a station either based on that OR what’s currently in my library…

  • queen_ir3ne

    I’m too excited for Genius Shuffle! I really hope it works well.

  • queen_ir3ne

    I want iOS 7 so badly, but I don’t want to lose my jailbreak on my iPad 4, and my iPod Touch 4th gen won’t get iOS 7. I’d gladly lose the jailbreak on my iPod if it could get iOS 7.

  • Chandler

    (NSURLErrorDomain error -1102.)(102)

    i get this error when trying to update

  • Abinash Shaw

    The “Clearing the Cache” thing worked for me!
    Thanks Garret!
    Location: India

  • Core

    itunes radio on my computer time to update from 10.7

  • samdchuck

    Damn, had to downgrade, complete messed up my podcasts. Actually had to resort to the terminal to get rid of iTunes.

  • bigzjoseph

    booooooo no itunes radio in Canada

  • David

    This screwed up my podcasts! How can I organize them like I did before the update?

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    I called it. iTunes Radio is a welcomed addition for my Mac. Although I do have my music collection.

  • Anoymous

    Unable to drag and drop files to apps in iphone in itunes file sharing like avplayer, adobe reader after updating itunes to 11.1 and restoring iphone to ios 7.0..

    Any suggestions or this the bug in itunes or ios?

  • Nick Cueto

    Yeah I’ll stick with 10.8 until they bring back coverflow, thank you.

  • Sleeper Cell

    Only one wee problem.

    THE SHIT DOESNT FUCKIN WORK!!!!!!!