Apple Releases iTunes 10.1 [Updated: Remove Ping!]

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SoftwareUpdateApple just pushed out iTunes version 10.1 via Software Update. The update brings the ability to use AirPlay to stream video from iTunes to the new Apple TV, the ability to sync with iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices running iOS 4.2 (yet to be released), and a number of stability improvements.

Many expected version 10.1 of Apple’s Mac audio/video management software to arrive this Wednesday, in advance of a Friday release of the iOS 4.2 update. New rumors suggest that the 4.2 release was delayed until next Tuesday, however, and today’s release of the iTunes update is in keeping with that updated timeline.

To update your copy of iTunes, just run “Software Update” from the OS X Menu Bar and it should appear. Let us know if you have any problems with the new version in the comments.

UPDATE: Checking out the new version reveals another, unadvertised feature. You can now remove Ping from your source menu via iTunes>Preferences. Simply uncheck the box next to it as shown in the screenshot below. Great addition, Apple!

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