Apple Releases Revised Version of iTunes 12.6.1

Apple today released an updated and revised version of iTunes 12.6.1, which was originally released alongside the macOS Sierra 10.12.5 update on Monday, May 15.

The new version of iTunes is 12.6.1.27, while the previous version was 12.6.1.25. It's not clear why Apple has released a new minor update to iTunes 12.6.1, but it presumably includes some unspecified bug fix.

According to the release notes, the update "includes minor app and performance improvements." These are the same generic release notes that were included in the first iTunes 12.6.1 release.

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

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27 months ago
It's time to design and write iTunes completely from scratch because as of now it is just a big mess which isn't very intuitive as the rest of the software from Apple.
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27 months ago



and increment the version number enough so that people aren't confused.


Oh yah. Completely incomprehensible to me why Apple won't change the version number. It's as if they intentionally want to confuse their users. More and more, I'm getting disenchanted with Apple's absurd antics.
Rating: 5 Votes
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27 months ago

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

Really? I have .25, it says I'm up to date. (I even tried "check for updates..." from the iTunes menu.)

How many people have actually been able to do this?
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27 months ago

It's time to design and write iTunes completely from scratch because as of now it is just a big mess which isn't very intuitive as the rest of the software from Apple.


Yeah... Knowing Apple, the written from scratch iTunes would miss 90% of its features and would only play Apple Music.
No Thanks. ;)
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27 months ago

It's time to design and write iTunes completely from scratch because as of now it is just a big mess which isn't very intuitive as the rest of the software from Apple.


This. And you're completely correct. It's in need of a refresh and allow it to be more user friendly. It's just distorted and scattered. I'm in hopes this will rectified eventually.
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27 months ago

Because that worked so well for iMovie Pro, sorry, FCP.


Yeah, and Aperture. Apple rewriting things hasn't been a good thing lately. Stop wishing for that, folks.
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27 months ago
Oh FFS, Apple. Again?!

There are bugs that require fire drill releases, but at least have the decency to note what they are, allow users to decide for themselves whether to update, and increment the version number enough so that people aren't confused.
Rating: 3 Votes
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27 months ago
It looks like this new build is only available at MAS developers catalog, not public
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27 months ago

Oh FFS, Apple. Again?!

There are bugs that require fire drill releases, but at least have the decency to note what they are, allow users to decide for themselves whether to update, and increment the version number enough so that people aren't confused.


Agree with the first and last statement, don't really get the middle one; Can you give a good reason why you wouldn't like to update? I understand bad internet connection, but that's hardly a problem nowadays, is it?
And how does Apple deprive you of the right to make the decision yourself whether to update or not?
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Yeah... Knowing Apple, the written from scratch iTunes would miss 90% of its features and would only play Apple Music.
No Thanks. ;)


That's exactly what I fear will happen!
We've seen it at great length with Photos, Final Cut, etc.
I wouldn't want to wait another year just to get back where we were feature-wise...
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27 months ago

How dare you criticise people for wishing for a no-frills application that doesn't loose any features. ;)


No-frills = features that I use
Bloat = features that other people use
;)
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