∞ Apple prepares iTunes for iPhone 3.0

Apple released updates for iTunes on Monday, preparing the software for the upcoming release of iPhone OS 3.0.

According to notes provided with iTunes 8.2, the software “now supports iPhone or iPod touch with the iPhone 3.0.” That means that when you plug in your iPhone to the computer, iTunes will recognize any additional features present in the iPhone OS.

The update also provides an important security patch for the application. According to Apple, stack buffer overflow exists in iTunes when parsing “itms:” links. This could lead to arbitrary code execution.

iTunes 8.2 is available for download from the company’s Web site or via the software update preference in Mac OS X.