Apple Releases iTunes 12.6.1 With Minor App and Performance Improvements

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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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44 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!"
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44 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..
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44 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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44 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.
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44 months ago
I want back the album artwork icon in MiniPlayer!!!!
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44 months ago
When will they let us go back to our custom pictures of Artists, hate having the microphone image for some artists
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