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Apple releases iTunes 12.0.1 designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Shortly after releasing the final public version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple on Thursday pushed out iTunes 12.0.1 with various design and performance enhancements in line with the company's new Mac operating system.

According to Apple's release notes, iTunes 12.0.1 is "designed for OS X Yosemite," though users of previous Mac operating systems like OS X 10.9 Mavericks can download and use the software.

Along with the usual performance boosts and bug fixes, the newest iTunes revision brings a redesigned interface with translucent elements borrowed from Yosemite. The result is added depth and a cleaner look compared to past software versions.

In addition, users can now activate Family Sharing, a feature that lets customers share music, e-book and app purchases with up to five family members. Family Sharing was introduced with iOS 8 and is now available through Yosemite.

Other tweaks include dedicated icons for music, movies and TV shows, a seamless browsing experience when switching between your library and the iTunes Store and the addition of a Recently Added category that aggregates all newly added content.

Finally, iTunes 12.0.1 features improved playlist editing with side-by-side content panes and improved Get Info windows.

iTunes 12.0.1 can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store or via Software Update.

Apple also issued a security update for OS X 10.9 Mavericks users. The package contents were not detailed, but the download should show up alongside the latest iTunes version.