Apple on Thursday announced the release of QuickTime 6.5, a new version of its powerful multimedia software. According to Apple, v6.5 is the industry’s first mainstream media architecture for the creation and playback of rich multimedia content for both CDMA 2000 and GSM wireless networks. The new version offers expanded support for mobile multimedia standards to include both 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2), enabling users to share high-quality video, audio and text across the two predominant wireless networking technologies worldwide. Apple also said that QuickTime 6 has had over 175 million downloads in less than 18 months since its release.