iTunes is a digital media player application for playing and organizing digital music and video files. The program is also an interface to manage the content on Apple's popular iPod digital media players.
Fixes a bug that caused iTunes to crash when users switched between wired and wireless syncing and addresses an ongoing issue that caused some users to have to log in to the iTunes store multiple times.
11.0.3 May 16, 2013
New feature that lets the MiniPlayer be tweaked to show album art with the player controls hidden and brings back the MiniPlayer progress bar. Other changes include now showing album art in the songs view, putting multiple disc albums together as one album when in album view, changes to app update management, and improvements in search performance and sorting of large libraries.
Composers view for music, in addition to various bug fixes and performance improvements
Addresses an issue where new purchases in iCloud may not appear in your library if iTunes Match is turned on, makes iTunes more responsive when searching a large library, fixes a problem where the AirPlay button may not appear as expected, and returns the ability to display duplicate items within your library. It also includes other important stability and performance improvements
Includes redesigned interface and improved iCloud integration. Also introducing the new MiniPlayer and more.
Now supports iOS 6 and new iPhone and iPod models.
Fixes stability problems and issues with devices.
Adds support for iOS 6.
Fixes possible crash when playing videos, changing artwork size in grid view, or at syncing photos to devices. Addresses issues with VoiceOver and WindowEyes. Fixes problems with iPod nano and iPod shuffle. Resolves an ordering problem with Apple TV.
Adds support for iPad (3rd generation). Adds the ability to play 1080p HD movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store. Higher bit rate songs can be converted to 128, 196, or 256 kbps when syncing to iOS devices or iPods. Improvements for iTunes Match. Bug fixes.
Adds support for syncing textbooks with iBooks 2.
Improves iTunes Match. Fixes an audio distortion problem when playing or importing CDs.
Adds support for iTunes Match
Adds support for iPhone 4S, iCloud, iTunes in the Cloud, Wi-Fi Synching, and iOS 5. No longer requires QuickTime on Windows operation system.
Fixes a problem where the media keys on non-Apple keyboards work inconsistently. Addresses issues with adding artwork to songs and videos. Resolves an issue which causes unresponsiveness when purchasing an HD movie. Fixes a problem where iTunes takes longer to open after waking the computer from sleep. Addresses issues with VoiceOver support.
Adds support for Mac OS X Lion. It now allows users to take advantage of the Full-Screen App capability. GUI slightly improved. Better integration with Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Fixes iOS device syncing bug that occurred to some users while syncing the device.
Support for iCloud service.
Fixes an issue with unresponsive iPad syncing. Fixes an issue with slow syncing of photos on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Fixes an issue with video previews skipping while playing on the iTunes Store. Improves stability and performance.
No details about this update were released; presumably a bug, security, and/or stability fix.
Adds support for iPad 2, and iOS 4.3. Improves Home Sharing, allowing browsing and playback of entire iTunes libraries on devices running iOS 4.3.
Improves stability and performance, and adds support for CDMA iPhone 4.
Addresses music video playback and sync issues. Fixes issues where iTunes unexpectedly quits when deleting a playlist with iTunes Sidebar displayed, and when connecting an iPod to a PowerPC Mac.
Bug fixes. Adds printing support and support for devices running iOS 4.2.
Replace Genius sidebar with Ping sidebar.
Restore recognition of iTunes Server found on NAS Server
Adds new social networking layer named "Ping".
Adds support for iPod shuffle 4G, iPod nano 6G, iPod touch 4G, and Apple TV (late 2010).
Renamed AirTunes to AirPlay. Adds visual improvements to list view. Improves performance.
Adds additional support for VoiceOver Kit for iPod.
Break compatibility with iTunes Server found on many NAS.
New application icon.
Disables older versions of some incompatible third-party plug-ins. Addresses minor issues with dragging and dropping items. Addresses a performance issue when first syncing to some devices with iTunes 9.2. Addresses an issue upgrading to iOS 4 on an iPhone or iPod touch with encrypted back-ups. Addresses other issues that improve stability and performance
iTunes 9.2 brings the folder features to iTunes allowing you manage your applications and folders in iTunes to sync them to the iPhone.This latest version of iTunes includes several new features like support for app folders , syncing of eBooks and PDFs that have been introduced in iOS 4.0. The last few features indicate that backups will run quicker in iTunes 9.2 when syncing devices running iOS 4. Fully supports iPhone 4.
Addresses several stability issues with VoiceOver, a usability issue with VoiceOver and Genius Mixes, issues with converting songs to 128 kbps AAC while syncing, and other issues that improve stability and performance.
Adds support for iPad, adds the ability to sync and organize downloaded books between iPad and the iTunes library, and Genius Mixes can now be renamed, rearranged, or removed
No longer ignores "Remember password for purchases" setting, addresses problems with syncing smart playlists and podcasts with iPod, resolves problem recognizing when iPod is connected, and addresses issues that affect stability and performance.
iTunes 9.0.2 adds support for Apple TV software version 3.0, adds an option for a dark background for Grid View, and improves support for accessibility.
iTunes 9 also includes many other improvements, such as HE-AAC encoding and playback, more flexibility with Smart Playlists rules, simpler organization of your media files inside an iTunes Media folder, and more.
Resolves issues browsing the iTunes Store. Addresses a performance issue where iTunes may become unresponsive. Fixes a problem where iTunes may unexpectedly quit. Fixes a problem syncing Podcasts in playlists to iPod or iPhone. Fixes a problem sorting albums with multiple discs. Addresses an issue with the Zoom button (and, for Mac, keyboard shortcut Cmd+Ctrl+Z) not switching to Mini Player. Improves application syncing for iPod touch and iPhone. Genius is now automatically updated to show Genius Mixes. Improved Aero Snap Performance (Windows 7).
iTunes 9 features a new design of the whole product and its iTunes Store using WebKit. New features: Cleaner UI, Genius Mixes, Home Sharing, iTunes LPs.
iTunes now automatically adds new music to your library from a watched folder.
Provides a number of important bug fixes and addresses an issue with verification of Apple devices. The latter refers to the version's disabling of iTune's ability to sync with the Palm Pre; the Pre has a feature called "MediaSync" which allowed version 8.2 to register and sync non-DRM songs and videos with iTunes.
Supports iPhone and iPod touch with the iPhone 3.0 Software Update. Also includes many accessibility improvements and bug fixes.
Adds support for renting HD movies and provides a number of bug fixes, including addressing issues with VoiceOver and syncing with iPhone and iPod touch.
Support for the third generation iPod Shuffle, speed improvements for browsing large libraries and the iTunes Store, as well as 'preparing to sync' and 'optimizing photos' for syncing to iPods and iPhones, Party Shuffle has been replaced by iTunes DJ which now has the ability to receive requests for songs, the ability to import/convert files and CDs to iTunes Plus format, better performance when downloading iTunes Plus songs, accessibility improvements, Genius has been expanded to cover TV shows and movies, refined parental controls and refined auto-fill options. Supports Multi-touch gestures.
Addresses a quality issue creating MP3s on some computers. Fixes a connectivity issue with the iTunes Store when using some Internet proxies with Mac OS X. Improves accessibility with VoiceOver.
Seamlessly plays the current song when creating a new Genius playlist, improves syncing spoken menus to the iPod nano, addresses an issue of deleting HDTV episodes when downloading, combines SDTV and HDTV episode downloads into a single list, improves checking for updates from the App Store, improves accessibility with VoiceOver on Macs and with Windows, addresses problems syncing Genius results to iPod and addresses a blue screen error on Windows Vista when connecting an iPod or iPhone to a computer.
Genius playlists. Tile view. HD TV shows.
Improved stability/performance. Bug fixes with applications and updates from the App Store.
Support for iPhone 3G and the new Apps Store which features application downloads for the iPhone and iPod Touch as well as enabling the two products to act as remotes for wireless iTunes control.
Several bug fixes, improved compatibility with Apple TV ver. 2.0, iTunes freezing bug fixed.
Allows users to rent movies.
Allows activation of iPhones wherever activation is available, as well as security and stability fixes.
7.4.3 — September 27, 2007
Addresses issues with the initial setup of the iPod touch on some international versions of Windows
7.4.2 — September 17, 2007
Addresses an issue with creating ringtones using iTunes Plus song purchases and includes bug fixes to improve stability and performance.
7.4.1 — September 7, 2007
Blocks a workaround that allowed free ringtones. However, a workaround was found within one day of release.
7.4 — September 6, 2007
Adds support for iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano 3rd generation, and adds interface art for new iPod shuffle colours
Allows videos to be viewed at a larger size inside the main iTunes window
Adds closed captioning on supported videos
Allows quick rating of entire albums
Adds support for custom ringtones for the iPhone
Playlists grouped under respective folders in "Add to Playlist" and "Show in Playlist" menus.
7.3.2 - August 2, 2007
A bug fix release for increased stability and performance.
7.3.1 — July 11, 2007
Primarily a bug-fix release.
7.3 — June 29, 2007
* Adds support for the iPhone
* GUI changes:
* Sidebar style changed: selected items and identification icons (like the Eject icon next to each device) are now blue instead of black and styled like Mac OS X Leopard
* Bottom row of buttons are now white background
* The Devices and Playlists sections of the sidebar can be collapsed and expanded
* Allows photo streaming to Apple TV from more than one computer
* Fixes bug in iTunes Music Store in which some album names have an extra space after them
* Algorithmically filled in default value for the Sort Field removing punctuation and other changes such as and initial "A" or "The" is dropped.
* Now tells you if some album artwork could not be retrieved
# 7.2 — May 29, 2007
* iTunes Plus for support with DRM Free Music at $1.29
# 7.1.1 — March 16, 2007
* addresses a stability issue and minor compatibility problems
# 7.1 — March 5, 2007
* Added support for the Apple TV
* New full screen Cover Flow and improved sorting options
* Fixes for several Windows Vista "issues"
* Shows number of items selected when dragging multiple songs from iTunes to Finder/Explorer or to playlists.
* Sorting tab under the "Get Info" options for a single song selection
* "Mark as unplayed" changed to "mark as new"
# 7.0.2 - October 31, 2006
* Added support for 2nd generation iPod shuffle.
* Fixed various stability and performance issues found in iTunes 7 and 7.0.1
# 7.0.1 - September 27, 2006
* Stability and performance improvements with Cover Flow, CD importing, iPod syncing, and more.
* Resolved some compatibility issues with the Remote Desktop Protocol
* Resolved compatability with Windows Live Messenger and Computer Calls on PC's
# 7.0 - September 12, 2006
* Support for Movies downloaded from iTunes Store
o Higher Video Resolutions (640x480)
* Selectable User Interfaces and track listings
o Cover Flow view for album art
o Download Manager
o Missing Album Art available for download from iTunes Store
o Improved full screen video playback with onscreen controls
o iPod Manager (iPod Updater is now built-in instead of being separate software)
* Improved Ratings and Parental Controls
* Multiple Libraries and Library Backup commands
* Gapless playback
* Transfer of purchased content from iPod to computer
* iPod Games
* Improved Search
* New data fields: "Album Artist", "Skip Count", and "Last Skipped"
I agree, iTunes sucks. It may be free but it still isn't good value. It forces you to do things the "Apple Way", and that is very limited. I use CopyTrans Manager, which is also free, and it's easier to use (for me at least). Since it requires no installation it also doesn't screw up your system like iTunes. And most importantly it won't randomly tell you have to remove all of your data on your iPod because it seems to have forgotten that you used iTunes to load your iPod in the first place, and on the same PC to boot. The only reason I have an iPod in the first place is no car audio manufacturers make a stereo compatible with my superior sounding Zune, and iTunes only added insult to injury.
Itunes is overly advertised and overestimated. I stopped using it long time ago. Puts too much stuff on your machine and creates specific dependencies. Why bother when there are other free tools available...
Running itunes on a windows 7 64bit pc is a nightmare. There are very frequent programs freezes and the general speed of the program is dog slow. I have a pretty clean windows install and don't have issues like this with other programs...
For Mac and Windows users this isn't an issue, but if you dual-boot with Linux and don't have an iPod Touch be very careful with upgrading beyond iTunes 7.5. Users are reporting changes to their iTunes .db that are rendering their iPods unreadable in gtkpod. Also for Windows users MyFairTunes will not work beyond 7.5 and their host is currently under a C&D order, so MyFairTunes and other DRM soutions are not available from the Hymn project at this time. If you have already installed 7.6, rolling back to 7.5 will not work and will prevent your existing library from being imported. iPod touches are being built with firmware that is incompatible with 3rd party syncing programs so be aware of that also.
I have been on record here as a supporter of iTunes as a great synergistic system to legally buy, organize and transfer music, but these kind of underhanded tactics and protectionist schemes are really dropping their stock in my eyes and many others. Apparently Linux is a big threat to Apple with the trillions of us syncing our iPods!
If you also don't like what Apple is doing, vote with your mouse and use Amazon.com to legally buy music for ALL platforms and devices, at the very least you will save 10 cents a song!
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Posted February 26, 2008 by GMaq.
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