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

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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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60 months 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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60 months ago
So much for the refresh! Maybe in 12.4...
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60 months ago
yet it still sucks
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60 months 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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60 months 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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60 months 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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