Apple Releases iTunes 7.7, Includes App Store [Update:Available for Windows]
Early Thursday morning, Apple released iTunes version 7.7 to Mac users via Software Update. The update includes access to the App Store and can be controlled via the iPhone or iPod touch iTunes Remote app, once available. Additionally, iTunes 7.7 is required for the iPhone 2.0 software as well as the iPhone 3G.
According to the documentation accompanying the update,
Use iTunes 7.7 to sync music, video, and more with iPhone 3G, and download applications from the iTunes Store exclusively designed for iPhone and iPod touch with software version 2.0 or later. Also use the new Remote application for iPhone or iPod touch to control iTunes playback from anywhere in your home — a free download from the App Store.
The App Store remains offline for the time being, and navigating to it returns a denial message:
Although it’s currently only available to Mac users, the software will likely be released for Windows shortly.
Update: iTunes 7.7 is now available for Windows users as well.