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Apple releases iTunes 12 beta ahead of OS X 10.10 Yosemite debut

Apple on Wednesday issued a new iTunes 12 beta for the upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system, possibly to address issues issues some users were seeing when trying to install the iOS 8 GM that was released yesterday.

Both developers and those who opted in to the OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta can download the new iTunes 12 build, which appears to contain only minor tweaks as the software's release notes remain unchanged from previous versions.

The new build is thought to rectify problems seen by developers attempting to install the iOS 8 GM, which was released yesterday ahead of a wide rollout on Sept. 17. The iOS golden master was distributed alongside the Xcode 6 GM.

Apple issued the first iTunes 12 beta in July, bringing an "elegant new design" and fresh features like family content sharing to the stalwart media consumption app.

Developers and beta testers can download the latest iTunes 12 beta via Software Update or the Mac App Store.