Apple has released an update for iTunes less than a month after it brought the redesigned mini-player and improved song view. This new update patches a crucial bug that caused iTunes to crash often.
The update that pushes iTunes to version 11.0.4 fixes a bug that was causing the programme to crash when users tried to switch between wired and wireless syncing post the update last month. It also addressed an ongoing issue that made users log into the iTunes Store repeatedly.
In the previous update, Apple had brought back the ability to view album artwork while in Songs view of iTunes. This ability was removed from the programme when it was updated to version 11 back in November last year. The update also added a refreshed Mini Player to iTunes that showed your album artwork in a “beautiful new view”.
The all new Mini Player features a progress bar that had been missed sorely ever since the release of version 11. You can fiddle around with the feature's settings to hide the player controllers and show album art. If you have albums that contain multiple discs, it appears as a single album in iTunes now.
While this update is not big on new features, it comes as a sigh of relief to users who had been facing frustrating crashes and had to sign-in multiple times since last month. You can fire up iTunes and let the Apple's software update prompt you for the update or you can head on to the iTunes page to download it. The update is around 80MB in size for Windows and about 187MB for Mac, so you will need to sit back and wait till this gets downloaded.
Publish date: June 6, 2013 9:23 am| Modified date: December 19, 2013 11:54 am