You would be wondering with all the iTunes 10.5 beta madness that's been going around ever since Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 5, the company forgot the actual stable version of its software. Apparently, that's not the case as Apple has moments ago released iTunes 10.4.1 for both Windows and Mac.
The previous update to iTunes was released on July 20th. iTunes 10.4 was particularly released after Mac OS X Lion went live on the Mac App Store. iTunes 10.4 included support for the full screen feature of Mac OS X Lion by adding a full screen button in the top right corner of the window.
On the other hand, iTunes 10.4.1 isn't a major update. Don't expect any big cosmetic changes or the inclusion of new features in iTunes 10.4.1 for Windows and Mac. For Mac users, iTunes 10.4 and above is now a 64 bit cocoa app, which makes tasks such as transcoding or importing files considerably faster than all previous iTunes for the Mac. If you're not a power user, chances are that you might not even feel the difference however Apple has included in the release notes that since iTunes 10.4 and above is now a 64 bit cocoa app for Mac, some plug-ins that were compatible with previous works will not work with the latest release, in today's case, iTunes 10.4.1.
Here's what's new in iTunes 10.4.1:
- Fixes a problem where the media keys on some third-party keyboards work inconsistently with iTunes
- Addresses issues with adding artwork to songs and videos
- Resolves an issue which may cause iTunes to become unresponsive when purchasing an HD movie
- Fixes a problem where iTunes may take longer than expected to open after waking your Mac from sleep
- Addresses issues with VoiceOver support
How To Install iTunes 10.4.1 on Windows and Mac:
There are two ways through which you can install iTunes 10.4.1 on your Windows and Mac. On a Mac, select Software Update from the Apple menu and you will automatically be prompted that a new iTunes update is available for download. On Windows, you can go into the Start menu followed by Programs and run Software Update which will also prompt you about an update. Alternatively, you can use the link given below to download the .exe or .dmg file of iTunes 10.4.1 for Windows and Mac respectively.
Download iTunes 10.4.1 for Windows and Mac