iTunes 10.5.3 has been released, the update includes support for the new iBooks 2 and iTunes U initiatives on iOS, and allows syncing of interactive iBooks to an iPad. The download weighs in around 100MB and overall it’s a fairly minor iTunes update, but it’s worth downloading to keep on top of things, and it may be required for the next iOS update.
There are three ways to get the latest iTunes:
- Download from Apple
- Get it through Software Update
- Update through iTunes
Downloading from Apple is the best way to get the update at the moment, with iTunes not yet informing all users that the update is available.
The installation notes are brief, focusing on iBooks:
iTunes 10.5.3 allows you to sync interactive iBooks textbooks to your iPad. These Multi-Touch textbooks are available for purchase from the iTunes Store on your Mac or from the iBookstore included with iBooks 2 on your iPad.
iBooks textbooks are created with iBooks Author — now available as a free download on the Mac App Store.