iTunes 2 Available for Download

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Date: Sunday, November 4th, 2001, 09:19
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iTunes 2 is now available for download. In addition to iPod support, the new version features a 10-band equalizer with EQ presets, faster CD burning (though still no multisession support), MP3 CD burning, cross-fading, and “Sound Enhancer” for improved playback. And, in a big boon for us fans of imported music, Unicode support now allows iTunes to display Chinese, Korean, and Japanese characters alongside English characters. No more garbled characters for J-pop!

An iTunes for OS X installer that could potentially cause data loss (blame OS X’s .pkg installers!) has been replaced on Apple’s site. OS X users are now provided with iTunes 2.01, which may be safely installed. Here is Apple’s note to that effect:

iTunes 2 is now available for download. In addition to iPod support, the new version features a 10-band equalizer with EQ presets, faster CD burning (though still no multisession support), MP3 CD burning, cross-fading, and “Sound Enhancer” for improved playback. And, in a big boon for us fans of imported music, Unicode support now allows iTunes to display Chinese, Korean, and Japanese characters alongside English characters. No more garbled characters for J-pop!

An iTunes for OS X installer that could potentially cause data loss (blame OS X’s .pkg installers!) has been replaced on Apple’s site. OS X users are now provided with iTunes 2.01, which may be safely installed. Here is Apple’s note to that effect:

An important note for those who have downloaded iTunes 2.0 for Mac OS X:
Apple has identified an installer issue with iTunes 2.0 for Mac OS X that affects a limited number of systems running Mac OS X with multiple volumes (drives or partitions) mounted. For those systems, running the iTunes 2.0 installer can result in loss of user data. While this error is highly unlikely to affect most users, Apple strongly advises that anyone who has downloaded the 2.0 version of iTunes for Mac OS X, as well as anyone who has a beta version of iTunes 2.0 for Mac OS X, immediately remove the iTunes.pkg installer file from their system. A new version that corrects this issue, iTunes 2.0.1 for Mac OS X, is now available from this page. Users who have already installed iTunes 2.0 without incident do not need to reinstall iTunes 2.0.1, but they should still immediately remove the 2.0 installer file from their system. This issue does not affect users of iTunes 2.0 for Mac OS 9.

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