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Apple Releases iTunes 10.3.1, Potentially Fixing iOS Device Syncing Bug [Updated]


Just a day after releasing iTunes 10.3 to support some early iCloud features such as automatic downloads and access to previously purchased content, Apple has already pushed out iTunes 10.3.1 via Software Update and the company's software downloads page.

The documentation accompanying the release merely offers the same information as found with the original iTunes 10.3 release, providing no word on exactly what is addressed in what is presumably a minor bug fix update.

A number of users in Apple's support forums and elsewhere have reported issues with syncing iOS devices under iTunes 10.3, with iTunes reporting an "unknown error (-50)" when attempting to sync. Consequently, it seems reasonable to speculate that the iTunes 10.3.1 update addresses this issue, although we have yet to receive confirmation from users.

Update: In a new support document, Apple confirms that iTunes 10.3.1 addresses the "unknown error (-50)" syncing issue experienced by some users under iTunes 10.3.

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43 months ago

Looks like it's a very fat universal binary. it not only has Intel/PPC, but also Intel part is 32/64 bit. 32 bit for Leopard and Snow Leopard and 64 bit for Lion. That's at least what i think is going on here.


Is it just me, or does anyone else find it incredible that Apple is still supporting the last vestiges of PowerPC Macs running Leopard.

Now just hoping that Apple is still releasing 10.5 or whatever version have you as a Universal Binary that would support WiFi syncing with my original iPad :D.

Heres to another few years with the Power Mac G5 :p
Rating: 3 Votes
43 months ago
I wish Apple would properly streamline iTunes on PC so that it was smaller and ran faster. It would certainly shut a lot of of the moaners up.
Rating: 2 Votes
43 months ago
I wish Apple would give more information.
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43 months ago
No update here, yet.
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43 months ago
At least they are on the ball!
Rating: 1 Votes
43 months ago

By the way I can't download the WWDC 2011 keynote from iTunes, it just loads but doesn't initiate the actual download... anyone else suffering from this?

And is it just me or does Steve Jobs look worse than ever? He even limps now... :(


It actually is downloading. Just leave it going and the keynote will eventually appear. (I can't say how long it will take since I left it going overnight.)
Rating: 1 Votes
43 months ago
I got the 10.3.1 notification in SU late last night. Haven't updated yet...

I just love the way Google handle updating its Chrome browser. I just updated Chrome. It was effortless and took less than a few seconds to reload all my tabs. iTunes on the other hand took a couple of minutes, and to be fair it was no bother. But it just seems like an archaic way to update software today. For the first time I'm sensing that Apple is becoming more like the Microsoft of old and Google is small and nimbly creative like Apple was in 1998.

The price you pay for giving the Google Hive access to what's on your system, I guess. :eek:

As an IT guy, I honestly don't trust auto-updating software. Not from Apple or Microsoft or Oracle or anyone else. I prefer to watch a new version come out, let other people find any potential problems, then upgrade after everything seems stable across a wide swath of users.

The exception might be if something was broken in a current version that the new version fixed, but that's a rare occurrence if you've already let the world be your test team for the older version.

YMMV.
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43 months ago

no no, it's iTunes and only with some calendars some duplicated and some tripled:

Image (http://homepage.mac.com/xsimon/diversos/calendars.png)

if I uncheck one both appear unchecked after syncing and vice versa


I see the problem... If your iOS device already logs into MobileMe, there's no need to sync anything related to MobileMe via iTunes. your iOS device will synchronized directly with MobileMe over the internet.

Otherwise, you'll get duplicated entries from:
- MobileMe Calendars (directly accessed)
- MobileMe Calendars (synchronized via iTunes)

You should disable calendar sync via iTunes, and most likely do the same for Contacts and email
Rating: 1 Votes
43 months ago

I prefer to watch a new version come out, let other people find any potential problems, then upgrade after everything seems stable across a wide swath of users.


Kant's categorical imperative teaches us that what you're doing is bad.
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43 months ago

these stupid updates wouldnt be so bad if Apple didnt have the worst software update process ever made


Never used an Adobe product, I take it?
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