Apple Releases iTunes 12.3.3 With Support for iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro

newitunes122logoAlongside OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, Apple has released an iTunes 12.3.3 update, introducing support for the iPhone SE and iPad Pro. Following the update, those who purchase a 9.7-inch iPad Pro or an iPhone SE will be able to sync their devices with their computers once they are available for purchase.

In a recent interview, Apple iTunes chief Eddy Cue promised Apple would introduce a new version of iTunes with an improved Apple Music interface, but new Apple Music features are not included in the release notes so it's likely that iTunes update will be coming at a later time.

Today's 12.3.3 iTunes update can be downloaded from the Mac App Store.

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23 weeks ago
One major key Apple Music inclusion that wasn't mentioned (not sure why not?) in the update notes is the "Add Songs to My Music when you add them to your playlists" that surfaced in the 9.3 betas. Now if you add a song from AM directly to a playlist with this option unchecked, it will not appear on your personal library. Great for those like myself who meticulously manage their personal libraries and don't want singles here and there from random playlists getting into the library.

Option is in Preferences > General, and in "Music" options on iOS 9.3 for those unaware.

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23 weeks ago
So much for the refresh! Maybe in 12.4...
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23 weeks ago

Except it obviously isn't that at all.

No? Please tell us all about the other "refreshed" features this new version has.

It's clearly not ready yet. This is probably why Apple generally keep tight lips on future products.

Then at least give us an indication of what you're working on. iTunes is probably one of the most hated pieces of software on the planet.

Personally I've been getting so many random syncing errors or issues with iCloud Library (like turning many explicit songs into clean versions without fix) for years now. For whatever reason Apple just doesn't get their act together. And they're less than transparent about their efforts to address these problems.
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23 weeks ago
If they released this for compatability with new hardware, you may be wondering why they released it today given that the iphone se and 9.7" ipad pro are not yet available.

Actually they didn't make this clear but one new piece of hardware IS available today. The 256gb 12.9" ipad pro. I believe this is why they have released the new itunes today.
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23 weeks ago
As posted elsewhere, product page for the new iPad Pro lists it as requiring iTunes 12.4, so it has to come out before March 31.
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23 weeks ago
yet it still sucks
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23 weeks ago
It's clearly not ready yet. This is probably why Apple generally keep tight lips on future products.
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22 weeks ago

Not sure why you are being so obtuse. You clearly didn't listen to the interview where they were being very transparent about a forthcoming iTunes refresh to address longstanding complaints and specifically said it would come with 10.11.4. That obviously hasn't happened yet, and now people are complaining about it. Apple is too transparent, this is what happens.

People are complaining because an overhaul of iTunes is years overdue. Users have been giving Apple feedback about major issues with the application for ages. The company launched a half-assed paid cloud service (iTunes Match) which today still suffers from largely the same issues as it did on launch day. And that's what Apple primarily does these days: Release new features/services riddled with bugs which are only partially addressed at a very slow rate. The company has promised improvements before but thus far very little has changed. That's what at the root of these complaints.

If the critical issues with iTunes didn't exist for as long as they have, people also wouldn't be longing so much for the "refresh" nor would there be any rush for it to be released.

Apparent you're unable to see that yourself.
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23 weeks ago

Why? Is this the final version of iTunes, with no more updates ever?
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Yeah the update will arrive in 2050 and this would also be the year when Apple will fix bugs in OS X, which have been pending for years.
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What I understood from the interview Apple execs had with Gruber, it sounded like they said next major version as in iOS 10 and OS X 10.12, not these minor updates.

iOS 10 and OS X 10.12 is definitely their last chance to fix this, we should see in a few months.


I don't think anything substantial will happen except some cosmetic changes... The current combination of Craig Federighi and Eddie Cue is destroying what was all good about Apple.
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23 weeks ago
Thanks, everything works!
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