Apple Releases iTunes 12.5.3 [Updated]

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newitunes122logoApple today released iTunes 12.5.3, which is available for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan users.

iTunes 12.5.3's changelog lists the same stability and performance improvements as iTunes 12.5.2, including a fix for an issue where albums may play in an unexpected order. A second fix resolves a problem that prevented lyrics from appearing while listening to Beats 1.

iTunes 12.5.3 can be downloaded immediately from the iTunes download page, and it should also be rolling out through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

iTunes 12.5.3 has been released just four days after iTunes 12.5.2, and just over six weeks after iTunes 12.5.1 was released with a revamped Apple Music design.

Update: iTunes 12.5.3 has the same update changelog as iTunes 12.5.2 released last week, so what's new in today's update remains unclear. We will update this article if and when we learn more information.

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49 months ago
For me it's losing your place every...single...time you leave song view. Insert a CD, lose your place. Check out the iTunes Store, lose your place. Switch to a playlist, lose your place. I'm re-ripping my collection, so I've lost about half of the hair that was on my scalp when I started this process.
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49 months ago
Obviously it's to fix the error that they forgot to bump the iTunes Store prices by 20% also!:D
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48 months ago
Hoping to see something like this later this week!


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49 months ago
At least they didn't raise the desktop requirements.
"OS X version 10.9.5 or later"
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49 months ago

For me it's losing your place every...single...time you leave song view. Insert a CD, lose your place. Check out the iTunes Store, lose your place. Switch to a playlist, lose your place. I'm re-ripping my collection, so I've lost about half of the hair that was on my scalp when I started this process.

It is even worse with Apple Music. I honestly cannot understand how people can tolerate this at all. In many places, iTunes feels like a very sluggish website with extensive JavaScript contents that are not cached properly when you are switching from page to page, instead ‘reverting’ to their default state. It would not surprise me if iTunes is aggressively evicting such web-view pages from memory to keep the overall memory usage low, resulting in ‘losing your place’. The whole experience is excruciatingly slow too, like a bloated website such as Facebook.
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49 months ago

Oh, so you can't just delete it to exclude a particular song from a smart playlist but keep it in your library?

That's what I thought he meant too. There is a manual workaround if you want to do this, just add an additional rule to the Smart Playlist you're using to only include tracks - for example - that aren't called (name of the track you want to delete from the playlist) or aren't by the artist you wish to exclude
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