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Apple releases iTunes 9.1, iPad syncing and iBooks support included

Apple are starting to sort out their software so its all ready for the launch of the iPad in the next few days. Apple have just released iTunes 9.1.

The big additions to iTunes 9.1 is iPad syncing and iBooks support. Thus if and when you plug that glorious iPad of yours into your computer on Saturday, it’ll sync your computer’s music, movies, books, and other media with your tablet device.

iTunes 9.1 comes with several new features and improvements, including:

– Sync with iPad to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on the go
– Organize and sync books you’ve downloaded from iBooks on iPad or added to your iTunes library
– Rename, rearrange, or remove Genius Mixes

In order to actually sync your iPad with your computer you will need to download iTunes 9.1. So you might as well download it now, or wait anxiously as this 102MB file downloads while your iPad sits empty on your desk. The iBooks application and iBookstore are slated to go online just before the first iPads are sold. This update will also replace the existing “audiobooks” category in iTunes with a broader “books” category.

The previous version of iTunes, version 9.03, was released in early February and addressed a number of bugs within the software.

Grab the updated version of iTunes here