iTunes 9 in Snow Leopard

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  1. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    I recently installed Snow Leopard. It works faster than before and it gave me 8GB of space back. :D

    But, after looking through Applications in system profiler, I found out iTunes is not 64-bit unlike Safari and other native applications that have been re-written to 64-bit. I remember Apple said iTunes is also re-written.

    I must download a new version or it's included in an update (I'm waiting the 10.6.2 update to download at the moment)?

    Is this in the wrong forum (there's an iTunes forum)?
     
  2. alFR macrumors 68020

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    iTunes is still 32-bit because (as far as I know) it's still at least partly written in Carbon. To my knowledge there's no 64-bit iTunes version.
     
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Correct. There is no version of iTunes that is 64-bit because iTunes still uses Carbon.
     
  4. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Would this be why iTunes seems slower and more resource heavy then other system apps?
     
  6. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    No, that is due to iTunes' codebase sucking in general, due to it being written originally for an OS it no longer even supports, and having feature after feature after feature tacked on to it.
     
  7. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps in iTunes X (iTunes 10) it would be 64-bit based.

    Or maybe earlier...

    What would that be? Mac OS X 10.4 and below?
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    No. Mac OS X "Panther" 10.3 and earlier, though I think the intent was even earlier than that... iTunes 1 was originally designed for Mac OS 9 :eek:
     
  9. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I will be surprised (very) if iTunes 9 still contains coding from iTunes 1. :eek:
     
  10. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    Probably not, but it might still contain design decisions and constraints from its early days. Overall structure, having to be backwards compatible with old file formats, etc...

    Don't know for sure though. Only an iTunes engineer could really tell you that.
     

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