Apple Releases iTunes 12.1.2 With Improved Support for New Photos App

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Apple today released iTunes 12.1.2, a minor update that primarily improves support for syncing photos from iOS devices to the new Photos app for Mac released yesterday as part of OS X 10.10.3.

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This update improves support for syncing photos to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch from the new Photos app for OS X. In addition, this update also adds several refinements to the Get Info window and improves overall stability.

iTunes 12.1.2 is a free download through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

Top Rated Comments

nagromme Avatar
76 months ago

Great, more bloatware added to iTunes.

Photo syncing has been there for years (and I rely on it). This is not new. (Just a fix after the change from iPhoto to Photos.)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sccmexpert Avatar
75 months ago
Fix for iTunes not launching

Thanks to ben.d for this at the Apple Forums.


Download iTunes from https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
Open the Terminal
Run "sudo rm -r /Applications/iTunes.app"
Re-install iTunes

This resolved my issue. iTunes launches now.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BillyTrimble Avatar
76 months ago

I can't recall the last time I even opened iTunes...


I use it all the time to sync iPhone. But it is good to know that you don't use it.

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Great, more bloatware added to iTunes.


What is the basis for your conclusion? Have you checked it's cpu usage against the previous version? Is it taking up more storage space? Thanks.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RRRize Avatar
76 months ago
I just upgraded to iTunes 12.1.2 and now iTunes will not launch at when I click the icon in the dock. I've repaired permissions, zapped PRAM and tried laucing from the Application folder. Anyone else having this issue?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Penderworth Avatar
76 months ago
I don't know why the Get Info window got damaged in the first place, but I'm glad they finally fixed it. It was incredibly ugly for a month or so.

Edit: I take that back. It's still broken. Bloody hell.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Morod Avatar
75 months ago

Just for clarification - Is there anybody here, who have a successful install of the new iTunes release where it can be opened afterwards?


The update works fine for me as well. I'm on Mavericks 10.9.5, running on a late 2007 24" iMac.
Kinda wish I was back on iTunes 10.7. I miss Cover Flow still.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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