FORTUNE -- One of the tentpole presentations of Apple's (AAPL) Sept. 12 iPhone 5 event was a demo of the eleventh major revision of iTunes, the company's much-used and not-much-loved application for serving up music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, books, apps, ring tones, radio and who knows what else.
(Anil Dash's quip that "Apple should put someone in charge of iTunes so they can be fired" was heavily re-tweeted Wednesday.)
The Wall Street Journal's Thursday profile of Eddy Cue -- Apple's rising Mr. Fix-it -- mentions that iTunes 11 was delayed for a month by engineering issues that required parts to be rebuilt but could be released as early as today (Thursday).
UPDATE: iTunes 11 became available for download shortly after noon Thursday.
What's in it for you? Here's a YouTube video of Cue introducing and Jeff Robbin demonstrating the new software:
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