Apple released iTunes 2.0 late on Friday, with versions for Mac OS X and Classic Mac OS ready for download now (please see our separate story about problems with iTunes 2.0 for Mac OS X). iTunes 2 was announced on October 23rd along with the iPod, and was supposed to be released in early November, which Apple met handily by releasing the new version on November 2nd. iTunes 2 includes a new equalizer, the ability to cross-fade songs, and support for Appleis forthcoming iPod. From Appleis iTunes page:
iTunes lets you create your own personal digital music library, allowing you to manage and play your collection of high-quality MP3s with drag-and-drop simplicity.
iTunes 2 adds iPod synchronizing, built-in 10-band equalizer with 22 EQ presets, MP3 CD-burning, cross-fading between songs, Sound Enhancer and faster CD burning. Learn more.
Hardware. iTunes 2 works with all Apple systems that have built-in USB ports. Use with iPod requires a FireWire-equipped Macintosh computer. Audio CD burning requires a supported CD-RW drive. All built-in Apple CD-RW drives work with iTunes 2.
System software. Mac OS X version requires Mac OS X v10.1 or later. Mac OS 9 version requires Mac OS 9.0.4; Mac OS 9.2.1 or later is recommended. Audio CD burning in Mac OS 9 requires Mac OS 9.1 or later.
You can find more information and download links on iTunes 2 at Appleis Web site.