Apple Releases Revised Version of iTunes 12.6.1

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  1. mistasopz macrumors regular

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    Do people still use iTunes :rolleyes:

    Apple should just make a simple no frills program without all the bloat and bugs.
     
  2. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502

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    Same for me. Downloaded from the iTunes page on Apple's website and it is the revised version.
     
  3. Rorosbutt macrumors regular

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    tbMBP and no update. Checked mac store and via iTunes.
     
  4. TMRJIJ macrumors 68020

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    So you want users to decide whether or not to keep bug ridden software?
    Its these types of stupid decisions that resulted in incidents like the WannaCry malware attack.
     
  5. SeattleMoose macrumors 65816

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    Thumbs up x 1000!!! They just kept adding rooms to the Apple "media house" without a blueprint for growth or whether it should all still be under a single "tunes" banner. It is very convoluted and very un-Apple. Hoping they dynamite it and start fresh.
     
  6. MH01 macrumors G4

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    I'm hoping apple tackels iTunes and HIFI audio at the Keynote next month. Right now Tidal has my money, but if either Spotify and/or apple come to the game with higher quality audio....

    Though in saying that, iTunes / AW needs a relaunch , the UI is not user friendly in my opinion , this is something apple exceled in the past, so hopefully a new look iTunes next month
    --- Post Merged, May 23, 2017 ---
    I've been in situations where I had to run certain versions of software due to bugs in the latest version.
     
  7. ReneR macrumors 6502

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    Yep :-/
     
  8. coolfactor macrumors 68040

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    9 hours later, and still no update showing up. Curious.
     
  9. dickie001x macrumors member

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    #34
    Why hasn't this been released as version 12.6.2?
     
  10. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    Such a hassle... Come on, it's not a big deal.
     
  11. zen macrumors 68000

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    What's the alternative?
     
  12. Marx55 macrumors 65816

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    And still no resume playback for iTunes, which was available on SoundJam MP 2.5.3, from which iTunes was developed in 2001.
     
  13. Glassed Silver macrumors 68020

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    They have that. You're looking at quicktime.app

    No frills at all, but also no capabilities to manage jack all.

    iTunes offers nothing over the bare minimum to decently manage a large collection of media, in fact I think it misses some core features still, but it's the best you can get, especially if you live in the Apple ecosystem.

    I do believe though that over time I'll have to find an alternative, if just because I think Apple will listen to these complaints and castrate one of the most powerful pieces of software I use and rely on.

    If you want something light (and - for my needs - underpowered) there are SO MANY OPTIONS.

    Glassed Silver:win
     
  14. Applebot1 macrumors 6502

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    What we really need is a complete overhaul of the bloated mess iTunes has become.
     
  15. macpeach55 macrumors 6502

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    Yes they Do
    Your Question answered.
     
  16. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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  17. Quu macrumors 68020

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    I think this fixes an issue with Airplay. When I updated to the latest (before this) I started to get random crashes when I tried to click off my Airplay speakers. It wasn't always happening but frequent enough to be annoying. Usually my iTunes is rock solid stable.
     
  18. manu chao macrumors 603

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    How dare you criticise people for wishing for a no-frills application that doesn't loose any features. ;)
     
  19. Loge macrumors 68020

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    No-frills = features that I use
    Bloat = features that other people use
    ;)
     
  20. dantracht macrumors regular

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  21. Even Longer macrumors 6502

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    Yeah... Knowing Apple, the written from scratch iTunes would miss 90% of its features and would only play Apple Music.
    No Thanks. ;)
     
  22. v1597psh macrumors regular

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    #47
    It looks like this new build is only available at MAS developers catalog, not public
     
  23. j238 macrumors newbie

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    They actually DO increment the version number. It can been seen in full under iTunes>About iTunes. There would be operational risks in repeating a version number, of course. The problem is the last qualifier is truncated in the Mac App Store display.
    The version released last week is 12.6.1.25. I don't have any information about the version referenced on this page. (Has it been withdrawn?)
     
  24. xflashx macrumors regular

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    Well, one should think that a billion dollar company could do this properly. But I get your point, every app they have rewritten so far was a disappointment in terms of features...
     
  25. LinusR macrumors regular

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    Agree with the first and last statement, don't really get the middle one; Can you give a good reason why you wouldn't like to update? I understand bad internet connection, but that's hardly a problem nowadays, is it?
    And how does Apple deprive you of the right to make the decision yourself whether to update or not?
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    That's exactly what I fear will happen!
    We've seen it at great length with Photos, Final Cut, etc.
    I wouldn't want to wait another year just to get back where we were feature-wise...
     

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