If Lion is full 64 bit then what does that mean for iTunes?

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  1. joelovesapple macrumors 6502a

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    As per the question...


    Will iTunes FINALLY be 64-bit? I hear no 32-bit kludges are allowed...
     
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    1. iTunes wouldn't benefit much at all from being turned into a 64 bit app.
    2. Apple has much much much more important work to do.
    3. 32-bit applications will run just fine on Lion.
     
  3. joelovesapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It can address more RAM in 64-bit...
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Why would iTunes need to address more than 4Gb of RAM?
     
  5. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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  6. interrobang macrumors 6502

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    Don't you understand? 64-bit is good, 32-bit is bad. The why doesn't matter!

    64 good, 32 bad!
    64 good, 32 bad!
    64 good, 32 bad!

    Don't question it.
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    My copy on Snow Leopard isn't
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There IS no iTunes 10.5. They just released 10.3.
    It sounds like you have no idea what the difference is or how it would affect iTunes.
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    10.5 was released to iOS developers in beta form along side iOS 5.0.

    Note the version number and the lack of open in 32 bit mode.
     

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  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Thanks. I wasn't thinking about developer-only releases... only publicly available ones.
     

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