As we gear up for the introduction of iOS 7 later today, Apple has preceded that launch by rolling out iTunes 11.1.

As expected, the latest update brings iTunes Radio to the desktop (US only), as well as Genius Shuffle, which lets you instantly plays your iTunes collection randomly…but chooses songs that work well together.

Additionally, you can now build customized stations for your podcast, which updates automatically when new are aired. It syncs over iCloud to the Podcasts app. And yup, iTunes 11.1 will sync with iOS 7 when it arrives on the scene…which should be shortly.

Apple | iTunes 11.1