Apple released iTunes 10.1 this afternoon, adding AirPlay and support for iOS 4.2 to the media management application. Along with the release of Mac OS 10.6.5 earlier this week, Mac users now have all of the requisite items to be able to use iOS 4.2 on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch when the firmware is released.
Rumors last night pointed to a release next week of iOS 4.2 but the UK’s Telegraph reports that iOS 4.2 will be released on November 24. In the meantime, a new iOS 4.2 GM build has apparently been released to developers, possibly to address the Wi-Fi connectivity issue previously cited as the reason for the delay of its release.
AirPlay is a new feature announced at Apple’s September media event that will allow users to stream media wirelessly between iTunes and iOS devices over a local Wi-Fi network.
iTunes 10.1 can be downloaded from Apple’s site here.