iTunes 12.1 gives Mac users a sexy new Notification Center widget

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iTunes 12.1 gives Yosemite a new widget. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac
iTunes 12.1 gives Yosemite a new widget. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

It’s been six months since Apple unveiled iTunes 12, the latest version of its multimedia mega-app. Updates since then have been few and far between, but today Apple released the first big one: iTunes 12.1, which introduced a swank new media control widget for Notification Center.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier comes to iTunes three weeks early

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Apple’s iTunes store has increasingly become the place where today’s top blockbusters make their home debut, premiering on your iPhone, Mac, or Apple TV as much as a week before their DVD releases.

But with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Apple is getting one of its biggest jumps on the competition yet. The comic book political thriller is debuting on the iTunes Store three whole weeks before its Blu-Ray or DVD debut.

See iTunes 12’s sleek redesign in action

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Alongside the fall release of OS X Yosemite, iTunes will be getting its own new look and feel. In today’s video, we show you exactly what to expect in the upcoming iTunes 12.

Check out the video above to see the sleek new design of the latest iTunes beta and some of its new features in action.

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