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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Following last month's iTunes update that included fixed syncing and iTunes Store sign-in, Apple has today released iTunes 11.0.5.

The update fixes a bug with iTunes in the Cloud where some purchases may download or play unexpected items.
This update corrects an issue with iTunes in the Cloud, where some purchases may download or play unexpected items.
The update is available through the Mac App Store, Software Update, and direct from Apple's Software Download Page. A Windows 64 version is also available.

Article Link: Apple Releases iTunes 11.0.5 to fix iTunes in the Cloud Issue


macrumors regular
Jul 17, 2004
Now if they could get another beta of 11.1 released - the current one is full of problems. Is it too much to ask for shuffle to actually shuffle? iTunes radio is also full of fail on the desktop iTunes. Seems like they have a lot of work to do before launch.


macrumors 68000
Nov 20, 2007
I would like to see iTunes get put on a serious diet, lose some bloat. Apple could/should develop some companion apps to sort it out.


macrumors 68030
Feb 27, 2006
I've avoided upgrading to iTunes 11. The previous version may not be ideal, but at least it works the way I've always expected it to work.

Hopefully, once Mavericks is released, iTunes will be polished and ready for prime time again.


macrumors newbie
Sep 20, 2004
bug fixes!?!

How about fixing the iTunes Match smart playlist issues after 2 years...Really! Still feeling that not so "It just works" feeling...because it just doesn't.


macrumors 65816
Nov 28, 2010
Away from you
I know this is only 30 minutes old, but not showing up for me in App Store or iTunes "Check For Updates."

EDIT: There it is, 18:50 CDT on the App Store. 42.9MB on my MBP.
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macrumors 6502a
Oct 22, 2012
Not showing up in the App Store update for me, but available for download in the Dev Center.


macrumors 68030
Jul 22, 2003
Somewhere Else
Hopefully, once Mavericks is released, iTunes will be polished and ready for prime time again.

I'm not holding my breath on that one. The real issue is currently all iDevice syncing is done through iTunes for all content. So you end up with iTunes, which is a great music application, being asked to handle video, apps, and other stuff it wasn't really made for.

iTunes is a horrible video player by feature standards, and Quicktime Player isn't much better. Apple should really write a new video playback app for the Mac if they aren't going to offer a DRM plug-in or something that will allow them to play video purchased from the iTMS on other video appls like VLC. Hey, lets expand the DVD player app to handle other stuff and give it a new name. The DVD player actually has some good controls on it.

Apps could stay in there I guess given how little you interact with them outside the device you use them on. Would actually be cool if there was a Mac/Win "App" programs that handled the organizing and transferring of apps to devices but also let you use iOS apps on your computer. I mean, it's not going to be an issue with available system resources for processing. They can run in a window the same size as the iPhone display.

Splitting up iTunes functionality into 3-4 smaller apps would be the best move, but it means you now have to open more than one app to change the content synched on your iDevice. That's less convenient, which is why we continue to be stuck with the system we have.

One compromise would be to write a special syncing program that only handles moving content back and forth between the machine the device, but can hook into your iTunes library to get playlists and stuff from it. And then you would only use iTunes for on-computer music playback. Things like apps and stuff you can't use on the computer can be removed from iTunes since it would be handled by the new application.
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