Apple Releases iTunes 12.6.1 With Minor App and Performance Improvements

Alongside the release of a new macOS Sierra 10.12.5 update that brings some minor bug fixes and performance improvements, Apple has launched a new version of iTunes, iTunes 12.6.1.

According to Apple's release notes, iTunes 12.6.1 includes "minor app and performance improvements." More specific details on those improvements are not available.

iTunes 12.6.1 can be downloaded for free using the Software Update function in the Mac App Store.

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33 months ago
Still slow and bloated.........one of these days, I will install these updates, and it will open and be blazing fast, and trimmed down, and I will be like "what?! What a great update!"
Rating: 13 Votes
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33 months ago
My god, they should just release a detailed release note, those who care will read it, those who don't won't read it. Same with the macOS release notes, wouldn't see a problem there..
Rating: 12 Votes
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33 months ago

Still slow and bloated.........one of these days, I will install these updates, and it will open and be blazing fast, and trimmed down, and I will be like "what?! What a great update!"

I fear that day.

Knowing Apple this will take a rewrite where they bin most of the features that separate it from other media managers.

iPhoto to Photos has shown me clearly enough not to trust today's Apple in terms of users controlling and managing their workflows themselves.

The longer iTunes stays untouched the better IMHO.

ymmv

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Rating: 11 Votes
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33 months ago

I fear that day.

Knowing Apple this will take a rewrite where they bin most of the features that separate it from other media managers.

iPhoto to Photos has shown me clearly enough not to trust today's Apple in terms of users controlling and managing their workflows themselves.

The longer iTunes stays untouched the better IMHO.


THIS. Exactly this. This is what I've been saying every time I hear the "Apple should just split everything up" rant (which seems to be... oh, about anytime anyone anywhere mentions iTunes, ha). As it stands, iTunes may be in need of performance improvements, etc., but people don't appreciate the kind of advanced functionality it offers (especially compared to what people seem to think are the alternatives, such as Spotify, etc.). I'm afraid so much of that would be lost and people who put a lot of work into massive libraries will be left with a fraction of the features, and few of the ones that make iTunes such a powerful library tool to begin with.
Rating: 9 Votes
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33 months ago
I want back the album artwork icon in MiniPlayer!!!!
Rating: 5 Votes
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33 months ago
When will they let us go back to our custom pictures of Artists, hate having the microphone image for some artists
Rating: 5 Votes
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33 months ago
This update fixes the bug wherein the mini player was always showing up on the wrong part of the screen. So, I'm happy camper. Lovin' me some iTunes 12.6.1!
Rating: 4 Votes
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33 months ago

My god, they should just release a detailed release note, those who care will read it, those who don't won't read it. Same with the macOS release notes, wouldn't see a problem there..


Apple will never do this. Why? Because it would embarrass them to know that you and I know about the terrible quality in their releases. The fact is they would not release near gigabyte updates if the changes did not require near gigabyte updates.

It seems based on recent history that Apple has a policy to just let crap out the door and fix it later, that release dates are set in advance and nothing changes them, that releases are narrowly tested on only current production hardware, that fixes are only issued when the public outrage reaches intolerable level or they finally get time to get around to it.

If Apple has a super secret project then no updates are going to be issued. I even suspect that beta software is released with just cosmetic changes aimed to make people feel better. Remember this, Apple is a marketing company first and foremost. It used to be ok because the engineering backed up the marketing, but with the loss of Jobs engineering does not seem to matter as much as cost anymore.
Rating: 3 Votes
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33 months ago

I fear that day.

Knowing Apple this will take a rewrite where they bin most of the features that separate it from other media managers.

iPhoto to Photos has shown me clearly enough not to trust today's Apple in terms of users controlling and managing their workflows themselves.

The longer iTunes stays untouched the better IMHO.

ymmv

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. I remember how so much was lost going from Aperture to Photos and don't want to see the same thing happen to iTunes.
Rating: 3 Votes
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33 months ago
How much lipstick can you put on a pig before it's just gets embarrasing? That is iTunes.
Rating: 2 Votes
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