Apple Releases iTunes 12.7.2 With Minor App and Performance Improvements

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    Alongside of the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, Apple today released an updated version of iTunes for Mac machines.

    iTunes 12.7.2 is a minor update, and according to Apple's release notes, it introduces minor app and performance improvements.

    Today's iTunes update can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for free using the Software Update function.

    iTunes 12.7.2 follows iTunes 12.7.1, an October update that also focused on minor improvements. iTunes 12.7, released in September, was the last major update to iTunes, eliminating the built-in App Store to focus solely on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks.

    Article Link: Apple Releases iTunes 12.7.2 With Minor App and Performance Improvements
     
  2. Mufasa804 macrumors regular

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    Can iTunes play 4K files to Apple TV 4K?
     
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    Where is the update introducing major performance improvements?
     
  5. Marco Klobas macrumors newbie

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    Hope the stability is improved. iTunes has crashed often lately on my machine (High Sierra).
     
  6. KazKam macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it's twice as good as 1.21GW!
     
  7. gemoritzt macrumors member

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    Album opening animation is still choppy af.
     
  8. KazKam macrumors 6502

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    Or even right on the computer?

    I have a gorgeous new 5k iMac. Can't download/play 4K video in iTunes. Lame.
     
  9. dantracht macrumors regular

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    Why is that? Always wondered.
     
  10. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    2.42 GB? Mine was just under 300 MB.
     
  11. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Every time I back up my iPhone or iPad iTunes crashes. Been doing that since the security updates.

    Hope this fixes it
     
  12. Delgibbons macrumors 6502

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    DRM.

    The PC can playback UHD Bluray on Windows 10 with a compatible UltraHD BD drive.... But even then only with a ludicrous combination of Intel secure chip motherboard and CPU, Displayport compatibility, video card and PowerDVD UHD!

    Same situation with Netflix 4k......needs the above compatible PC setup.
     
  13. KazKam macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing because the studios don't want to let 4k video files off the chain, even with DRM. I don't know, it doesn't make sense to me. If someone really wanted, they could easily rip from a 4k blu-ray and have a DRM-free 4k mkv.

    I feel like the studios and/or Apple are trying really hard to make people stream everything so that you never really "own" any media. Ideal for the studios, not for the customers. Ownership issues aside, consistent, reliable, affordable, available broadband for streaming still isn't a viable option for a lot of people.
     
  14. Mufasa804 macrumors regular

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    I'm on the same boat as you. I'm really excited that there is so much 4K HDR content available to purchase or rent through Apple TV, but it's kind of suspicious that they don't let you download it like they do with the 1080p versions. I understand that these may be 50-80GB downloads, but if you have the storage, why not? Makes me wonder if they're doing some sort of weird upscaling trickery for these 4K movies.
     
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    From the release notes: "The new iTunes focuses on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and audiobooks."

    What did the old iTunes focus on?
     
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    Haven't had any crashes but when the App Store or other programs need to quit all programs to restart after installing something, iTunes refuses to quit. It quits fine any other time but when other apps choose to make it shut down, the only option is to force quit it. Seems weird.
     
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    *Here was that censored F-word-emogi* that! ;) iTunes 12.6.3 - FTW!
     
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    What? o_O
     

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    What happened to the new Windows version that was coming?
     
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    I’m still using 12.6.3 due to the iOS store. I was wondering if there will be a standalone app or am I stuck with 12.6.3?
     
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    So do I.
    Time will tell, but I am so happy it doesn't want to upgrade to 12.7 every time.
     
  23. Vashetti macrumors regular

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    I wonder when the quality setting in preferences will actually force things to play back at maximum quality?
     
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    Ive been having an issue where it only crashes while backing up my devices. Hope this does in fact fix that.
     

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