Apple has revealed a brand new version of iTunes for desktop, with improved search, an Up Next feature, built-in iCloud and a new mini-player, as well as a new edge-to-edge design.

The new iTunes is set to be released in October, and features a new library view designed to make it easier to see your music, TV and movies in your library.

There's an expandable album view which lets you see track listings for an individual album while continuing to browse the rest of you rmusic library.

A new mini-player has been designed to make it easy to control music with a small toolbar rather than the entire iTunes window. You can skip songs, or search for something new from the mini-player.

The Up Next feature enables users to queue up songs or albums that they want to hear next, and also to see what songs are coming up.

The new iTunes seamlessly integrates with iCloud, automatically putting iTunes purchases into your desktop's library. It also remembers where you got up to in your movie or TV show on any device.

The iTunes Store, App Store and iBookstore have an improved shopping design, and included a previewed history that is synced across all of your devices. Users can also play 90 previews while continuing to browse the new iTunes Store.

The new iTunes will be available as a free download from October.

Apple also announced the iPhone 5, a new iPod touch, a redesigned iPod nano and new headphones at its event in San Francisco.

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