Apple Releases iTunes 10.4 As 64-Bit Cocoa App For Lion

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Apple this morning released iTunes 10.4 with support for Lion's Full-Screen Apps feature and, more importantly, iTunes is now a 64-bit Cocoa application under Lion.
    After WWDC last month, Apple released a beta of iTunes 10.5 that was 64-bit, but it seems we don't have to wait for 10.5 to take advantage of the feature:
    64-bit support only exists in Lion; iTunes remains a 32-bit application under Snow Leopard.

    Article Link: Apple Releases iTunes 10.4 As 64-Bit Cocoa App For Lion
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Already downloaded and updated; pretty cool stuff to go with my LION...:p
  3. cjjr72984 macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2011
    ^^^ Agreed. Such a good day for Mac users :p

    New Mac Air's, Lion is released, new version of iTunes.
  4. leathers123 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Anyone running IOS 5 Beta 3 with iTunes 10.4(lion)???

    My iTunes 10.5b wont open my library on my newly updated lion :(.
    Any helps appreciated!
  5. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Well that took long enough. iTunes should've been rewritten in Cocoa years ago.
  6. Wilson1313 macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2008
    FINALLY 64 bit!! And also they moved the close/minimize/expand back to a horizontal orientation again :D
  7. HarryKeogh macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2008
    On a remotely related if the day ever comes that Apple lets us read our iBooks on our Mac would that come in the form of an iTunes update or an iBooks app in the Mac App Store?
  8. ZACHAR1AH macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2011
    Cocoa... took long enough. Apple is so far ahead... but so far behind.
  9. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    I would hope an iBooks app, like on iOS. iTunes is already bloated enough.
  10. itsthenewdc macrumors member


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    You have to reinstall 10.5 Beta after installing/upgrading to Lion.
  11. bug67 macrumors regular


    Feb 1, 2007
    So, does this mean they're going to maintain different version of iTunes for those not running Lion or who are running iTunes for Windows or, are they just going to drop support for all other platforms?
  12. Jungo macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2007
    thank the Gods - I couldn't believe itunes was full screen ready - then BAM 10.4

    a very good day for us mac fans - we've come along way from that 128k box in '84
  13. Jungo macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2007
    thank the Gods - I couldn't believe itunes was NOT full screen ready - then BAM 10.4

    a very good day for us mac fans - we've come along way from that 128k box in '84
  14. joesegh macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2009
    New Jersey, USA
    Can anyone confirm whether or not SRS iWOW (3.1) works with OS X Lion and iTunes 10.4?

  15. Rocketman macrumors 603


    One might ask, why make iTunes 64 bit? I think I have the answer. Lion is the convergence OS between iOS and OSX. Apple is just now getting into 1080p content for the first time in earnest (a few years behind the curve, eh?).

    I think this is to facilitate using your Mac as a "set-top box"

    [Sidebar: Foxconn recently this week purchased a facility in Mexico used to manufacture set-top boxes, which we can all guess will likely be transitioned to some sore of Apple-ish thing. Shorter supply chain than China and the labor and exchange rate issues in China are no longer our friend going forward.]

    With iTunes being "full power" it can serve 1080p content to four rooms in your house or even serve 3D to a TV (2x1080p).

    That's what I think. Now start the copy machines and complain-o-matics.

  16. Undecided macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2005
    I would love for full screen mode to support larger fonts, etc. so it's easily usable from the couch!
  17. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
  18. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    took them long enough but typical Apple they do block support for older OS.

    Does this mean that they are more or less forcing you to upgrade to lion.
  19. rmwebs macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    I'm on 10.2.2 on Snow Leopard....they are horizontal on this version. IIRC they were made vertical for 1, maybe 2 releases before changing back.
  20. blueskye macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    "The primary advantage afforded 64-bit applications is the ability to address more than 4GB of memory which can be a distinct advantage for applications which use large data sets."

    Can someone explain what this means? If I'm buying a new MBA, which has the same 4 GB ram (max) as my current older MBP, then will the upgrade to 64-bit for iTunes be no real advantage for me? (because I can't install more than 4GB on the Air?).
  21. *LTD* macrumors G4


    Feb 5, 2009
    For $30 everyone should.

    Yes. The previous version of iTunes will magically stop working in SL.
  22. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
    What does this make iTunes now? Faster? More reliable?
  23. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    iTunes 10.4 works fine on Snow Leopard.
  24. ratpH1nk macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2007
    What about us poor folks on Leopard?

    Life is tight on a resident budget (especially with a family), and you would be surprised how well a DP G5 Mac still runs :/
  25. scottishwildcat macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    Who on earth needs to run iTunes full screen or "without distractions"? If there's one Apple app that's designed to be shoved into the background while it's being used, surely it's iTunes.

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