iTunes Changelog

New in version 12.2.0.145

July 14th, 2015
  • This iTunes installer is only for Windows 7 and later on 64 bit systems that are unable to support iTunes video playback requirements on older and low end video cards. Only use this installer if you were directed to this page by the below alert message from iTunes 12.2 or later. Using this installer on an incorrect system may prevent your system from getting the correct iTunes installer in the future.”

New in version 12.1.2.27 (April 10th, 2015)

  • iTunes now includes iTunes Radio - a great new way to discover music

New in version 12.1.1.4 (February 19th, 2015)

  • This update addresses an issue that may cause audio playback to stutter, fixes a problem with syncing contacts and calendars from Outlook to iOS devices, and improves compatibility with screen readers.

New in version 12.1.0.71 (January 30th, 2015)

  • iTunes is now a full 64-bit application on 64-bit editions of Windows 8, 7, and Vista. This update also includes bug fixes and improves performance when syncing with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

New in version 12.0.1.26 (October 17th, 2014)

  • This update includes many design and performance improvements that make iTunes easier and more enjoyable to use.
  • Family Sharing. You can now share your purchases from iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store with up to six people in your family — without sharing accounts or passwords. To start sharing, setup your iCloud Family by choosing iCloud in System Preferences on OS X Yosemite or Settings on iOS 8.
  • Faster access to all of your favorite media. iTunes now includes dedicated icons for music, movies, or TV shows, which make it easier to get to wherever you want to go in your library with a single click. 
  • Seamless browsing between Store and library. The iTunes Store is now a part of the music, movies, or TV shows views of your library — making it simple to jump between your personal collection and what’s new for each category in the Store.
  • Recently Added. iTunes puts recently added albums, movies, or TV shows at the top of your library — making it effortless to find something new to play. 
  • Improved playlist editing. You can now see your full music library and playlists side-by-side, making it easy to browse your music and drag your favorite songs into any playlist.
  • Improved Get Info. The all-new Get Info has been completely redesigned to focus your attention only on what’s necessary for the selected item. 

New in version 11.4.0.18 (September 10th, 2014)

  • iTunes 11.4 now supports the ability to sync your favorite music, movies, and more to devices with iOS 8.

New in version 11.2.2.3 (May 29th, 2014)

  • This update fixes a problem where certain podcast episodes may download unexpectedly after upgrading and includes several stability improvements.

New in version 11.2.0.114 (May 16th, 2014)

  • Improved Podcast Browsing:
  • Quickly find episodes you haven’t listened to in the new Unplayed tab
  • Browse episodes that are available to download or stream in the Feed tab
  • Save your favorite episodes to keep them on your computer
  • Episodes can now be automatically deleted after you play them
  • This update also resolves an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive when updating Genius and improves overall performance and stability. Podcasts for iOS 2.1 or later is recommended when syncing podcast episodes.

New in version 11.1.5.5 (February 27th, 2014)

  • This update resolves an issue with typing Japanese text in the iTunes Store and fixes a problem that may cause iTunes to quit unexpectedly when a device is connected.

New in version 11.1.4.62 (January 23rd, 2014)

  • This version of iTunes adds the ability to see your Wish List while viewing your iTunes library, improves support for Arabic and Hebrew, and includes additional stability improvements.

New in version 11.1.3.8 (November 6th, 2013)

  • This version of iTunes resolves an issue where the equalizer may not work as expected and improves performance when switching views in large iTunes libraries.
  • This update also includes additional minor bug fixes.

New in version 11.1.2.31 (October 31st, 2013)

  • iTunes Radio. iTunes Radio is a great new way to discover music. Choose from hundreds of stations or start a new one from your favorite artist or song. Enjoy iTunes Radio ad-free once you subscribe to iTunes Match.
  • Genius Shuffle. Introducing a magical new way to experience your music library. Choose Genius Shuffle and iTunes instantly plays songs that go great together. Click it again to hear something new—enjoying your music has never been this easy.
  • Podcast Stations. You can now create custom stations of your favorite podcasts that update automatically with new episodes. Your stations, subscriptions, and current play position sync over iCloud to the Podcasts app.
  • Sync with iOS 7. You can now use iTunes to sync your favorite music, movies, and more to devices with iOS 7. In addition, iTunes now makes it even easier to quickly organize and sync apps to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

New in version 11.1.1.11 (October 4th, 2013)

  • This update resolves an issue that may cause iTunes Extras to display incorrectly, fixes a problem with deleted podcasts, and improves stability.

New in version 11.1.0.126 (September 19th, 2013)

  • iTunes Radio. iTunes Radio is a great new way to discover music. Choose from over 250 stations or start a new one from your favorite artist or song. Enjoy iTunes Radio ad-free once you subscribe to iTunes Match.
  • Genius Shuffle. Introducing a magical new way to experience your music library. Choose Genius Shuffle and iTunes instantly plays songs that go great together. Click it again to hear something new—enjoying your music has never been this easy
  • Podcast Stations. You can now create custom stations of your favorite podcasts that update automatically with new episodes. Your stations, subscriptions, and current play position sync over iCloud to the Podcasts app
  • Sync with iOS 7. You can now use iTunes to sync your favorite music, movies, and more to devices with iOS 7. In addition, iTunes now makes it even easier to quickly organize and sync apps to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

New in version 11.0.5.5 (August 17th, 2013)

  • This update corrects an issue with iTunes in the Cloud, where some purchases may download or play unexpected items

New in version 11.0.4.4 (June 6th, 2013)

  • This update fixes a problem that may cause iTunes to quit if you switch between wired and wireless syncing and addresses an issue that may require you to log into the iTunes Store repeatedly.

New in version 11.0.3.42 (May 17th, 2013)

  • New MiniPlayer:
  • MiniPlayer now includes a beautiful new view that showcases your album artwork. In addition, a progress bar is now built right into MiniPlayer.
  • Improved Songs View:
  • You can now enjoy your album artwork while in Songs view.
  • Multi-Disc Albums:
  • Albums with multiple discs now appear as a single album.
  • This update also provides performance improvements when searching and sorting large iTunes libraries.

New in version 11.0.2.25 (February 20th, 2013)

  • This update adds a new Composers view for music, improves responsiveness when syncing playlists with a large number of songs, and fixes an issue where purchases may not show up in your iTunes library. This update also includes other stability and performance improvements.

New in version 11.0.1.12 (December 14th, 2012)

  • This update to the new iTunes addresses an issue where new purchases in iCloud may not appear in your library if iTunes Match is turned on, makes iTunes more responsive when searching a large library, fixes a problem where the AirPlay button may not appear as expected, and adds the ability to display duplicate items within your library. This update also includes other important stability and performance improvements.

New in version 11.0.0.163 (November 30th, 2012)

  • Completely Redesigned:
  • iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. You'll love the beautiful edge-to-edge design, custom designs for each album, movie, or TV show in your library, and getting personal recommendations any time you click In the Store.
  • A New Store:
  • The iTunes Store has been completely redesigned and now features a clean look that makes it simpler than ever to see what's hot and discover new favorites.
  • Play purchases from iCloud:
  • Your music, movie, and TV show purchases in iCloud now appear inside your library. Just sign-in with your Apple ID to see them. Double-click to play them directly from iCloud or download a copy you can sync to a device or play while offline.
  • Up Next:
  • It's now simple to see which songs are playing next, all from a single place. Just click the Up Next icon in the center display and they'll instantly appear. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like.
  • New MiniPlayer:
  • You can now do a whole lot more with a lot less space. In addition to showing what's playing, MiniPlayer now includes album art, adds Up Next, and makes it easy to search for something new to play—all from a smaller and more elegant design.
  • Improved search:
  • It's never been easier to find what you're looking for in iTunes. Just type in the search field and you'll instantly see results from across your entire library. Select any result and iTunes takes you right to it.
  • Playback syncing:
  • iCloud now remembers your place in a movie or TV show for you. Whenever you play the same movie or episode from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV, it will continue right where you left off.

New in version 10.7.0.21 (September 13th, 2012)

  • iTunes 10.7 adds support for iOS 6 running on compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. This update also adds support for the latest iPod nano and iPod shuffle models.

New in version 10.6.1.7 (March 29th, 2012)

  • Fixes several issues that may cause iTunes to unexpectedly quit while playing videos, changing artwork size in Grid view, and syncing photos to devices.
  • Addresses an issue where some iTunes interface elements are incorrectly described by VoiceOver and WindowEyes.
  • Fixes a problem where iTunes may become unresponsive while syncing iPod nano or iPod shuffle.
  • Resolves an ordering problem while browsing TV episodes in your iTunes library on Apple TV.

New in version 10.6.0.40 (March 8th, 2012)

  • Adds the ability to play 1080p HD movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store.

New in version 10.5.3.3 (January 20th, 2012)

  • Allows you to sync interactive iBooks textbooks to your iPad. These Multi-Touch textbooks are available for purchase from the iTunes Store on your Mac or from the iBookstore included with iBooks 2 on your iPad.

New in version 10.5.0.142 (October 12th, 2011)

  • iTunes in the Cloud. iTunes now stores your music and TV purchases in iCloud and makes them available on your devices anywhere, any time, at no additional cost.
  • Automatic Downloads. Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your Mac and iOS devices.
  • Download Previous Purchases. Download your past music, TV, app, and book purchases again, at no additional cost. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.
  • Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5.
  • Wi-Fi Syncing. Automatically sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes any time they're both on the same Wi-Fi network.

New in version 10.4.1.10 (August 23rd, 2011)

  • Fixes a problem where the media keys on some third-party keyboards work inconsistently with iTunes
  • Addresses issues with adding artwork to songs and videos
  • Resolves an issue which may cause iTunes to become unresponsive when purchasing an HD movie
  • Fixes a problem where iTunes may take longer than expected to open after waking your Mac from sleep
  • Addresses issues with VoiceOver support

New in version 10.4.0.80 (July 21st, 2011)

  • A number of important stability and performance improvements.

New in version 10.3.0.54 (June 7th, 2011)

  • Automatic Downloads. Purchase music from any device or computer and automatically download a copy to your Mac and iOS devices.
  • Download Previous Purchases. Download your past music purchases again at no additional cost. Your purchases are available in the iTunes Store on your Mac or in the iTunes app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer on the iTunes Store.
  • iTunes 10.3 also adds Books to the iTunes Store, where you can discover and buy your favorite books on your computer and automatically download them to iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

New in version 10.2.2 (April 19th, 2011)

  • Provides a number of important bug fixes, including:
  • Addresses an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive when syncing an iPad.
  • Resolves an issue which may cause syncing photos with iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to take longer than necessary.
  • Fixes a problem where video previews on the iTunes Store may skip while playing.
  • Addresses other issues that improve stability and performance.

New in version 10.2.1.1 (March 9th, 2011)

  • Sync with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3.
  • Improved Home Sharing. Browse and play from your iTunes libraries with Home Sharing on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3.

New in version 10.2.0.34 (March 3rd, 2011)

  • libpng is updated to version 1.4.3 to address multiple vulnerabilities, the most serious of which may lead to arbitrary code execution.
  • A heap buffer overflow issue existed in ImageIO's handling of JPEG images. Viewing a maliciously crafted JPEG image may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
  • A buffer overflow existed in libTIFF's handling of JPEG encoded TIFF images. Viewing a maliciously crafted TIFF image may result in an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
  • A buffer overflow existed in libTIFF's handling of CCITT Group 4 encoded TIFF images. Viewing a maliciously crafted TIFF image may result in an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
  • A double free issue existed in libxml's handling of XPath expressions. Processing a maliciously crafted XML file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
  • A memory corruption issue existed in libxml's XPath handling. Processing a maliciously crafted XML file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
  • Multiple memory corruption issues exist in WebKit. A man-in-the-middle attack while browsing the iTunes Store via iTunes may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

New in version 10.1.2.17 (January 28th, 2011)

  • Provides a number of important stability and performance improvements.

New in version 10.1.1.4 (December 16th, 2010)

  • Addresses music video playback and sync issues.
  • Fixes issues where iTunes unexpectedly quits when deleting a playlist with iTunes
  • Sidebar displayed, and when connecting an iPod to a PowerPC Mac.

New in version 10.0.0.68 (September 2nd, 2010)

  • Introducing Ping. Use Ping to follow your favorite artists and friends or connect with the world's most passionate music fans. Discover the music everyone is talking about, listening to, and downloading.
  • Rent HD TV episodes for just 99¢ each. Watch them on your Mac or PC, on-the-go with iPhone or iPod touch, or in your living room with the all new Apple TV.
  • Play your favorites on the all new iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and Apple TV.
  • Play music wirelessly with AirPlay on AirPlay-enabled speakers, home theater receivers, and iPod accessories.
  • Explore many look-and-feel improvements throughout iTunes.
  • Enjoy performance improvements which make iTunes faster and more responsive.
  • Additional voice support with VoiceOver Kit for iPod.

New in version 9.2.1.4 (July 20th, 2010)

  • Disables older versions of some incompatible third-party plug-ins
  • Addresses minor issues with dragging and dropping items
  • Addresses a performance issue when first syncing to some devices with iTunes 9.2
  • Addresses an issue upgrading to iOS 4 on an iPhone or iPod touch with encrypted back-ups
  • Addresses other issues that improve stability and performance

New in version 9.2.0.61 (June 17th, 2010)

  • Sync with iPhone 4 to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on-the-go
  • Sync and read books with iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4 and iBooks 1.1
  • Organize and sync PDF documents as books. Read PDFs with iBooks 1.1 on iPad and any iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • Organize your apps on your iOS 4 home screens into folders using iTunes
  • Faster back-ups while syncing an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4
  • Album artwork improvements make artwork appear more quickly when exploring your library

New in version 9.1.1.11 (April 28th, 2010)

  • iTunes 9.1.1 provides a number of important bug fixes, including:
  • Addresses a conflict with some third-party software which may cause iTunes to unexpectedly quit
  • Addresses issues with converting songs to 128 kbps AAC while syncing
  • Addresses other issues that improve stability and performance

New in version 9.1.0.79 (March 31st, 2010)

  • Sync with iPad to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on the go
  • Organize and sync books you've downloaded from iBooks on iPad or added to your iTunes library
  • Rename, rearrange, or remove Genius Mixes

New in version 9.0.3.15 (February 2nd, 2010)

  • iTunes no longer ignores your "Remember password for purchases" setting.
  • Addresses problems with syncing some Smart Playlists and Podcasts with iPod.
  • Resolves a problem recognizing when iPod is connected.
  • Addresses issues that affect stability and performance.

New in version 9.0.2.25 (October 30th, 2009)

  • Adds support for Apple TV software version 3.0
  • Adds an option for a dark background for Grid View
  • Improves support for accessibility.
  • An improved look and feel, including a new Column Browser for easily browsing your artists or albums, movies, TV shows, and more.
  • iTunes Store has a brand new look, with improved navigation for quick and easy exploration.
  • iTunes LP and iTunes Extras create unique experiences that feature exclusive interviews, videos, photos, and more — available with select album and movie purchases on the iTunes Store.
  • Home Sharing helps you manage your family's iTunes collection between computers in your home. iTunes can automatically transfer new purchases, or you can choose just the items you want.
  • Genius Mixes are created for you by iTunes and play songs from your library that go great together.
  • iPod and iPhone syncing now allows you to organize your iPhone and iPod touch home screens directly in iTunes. Syncing is now also more flexible, allowing you to sync individual artists, genres, or TV show and Podcast episodes.
  • iTunes U items are now organized into their own section in your iTunes library.
  • Sync with iPod nano (5th generation), iPod classic (Fall 2009), and iPod touch (Fall 2009).
  • iTunes 9 also includes many other improvements, such as HE-AAC encoding and playback, more flexibility with Smart Playlists rules, simpler organization of your media files inside an iTunes Media folder, and more.

New in version 9.0.1.8 (September 23rd, 2009)

  • Resolves issues browsing the iTunes Store.
  • Addresses a performance issue where iTunes may become unresponsive.
  • Fixes a problem where iTunes may unexpectedly quit.
  • Fixes a problem syncing Podcasts in playlists to iPod or iPhone.
  • Fixes a problem sorting albums with multiple discs.
  • Addresses an issue with the Zoom button not switching to Mini Player.
  • Improves application syncing for iPod touch and iPhone.
  • Genius is now automatically updated to show Genius Mixes.

New in version 9.0.0.70 (September 10th, 2009)

  • An improved look and feel, including a new Column Browser for easily browsing your artists or albums, movies, TV shows, and more.
  • iTunes Store has a brand new look, with improved navigation for quick and easy exploration.
  • iTunes LP and iTunes Extras create unique experiences that feature exclusive interviews, videos, photos, and more — available with select album and movie purchases on the iTunes Store.
  • Home Sharing helps you manage your family's iTunes collection between computers in your home. iTunes can automatically transfer new purchases, or you can choose just the items you want.
  • Genius Mixes are created for you by iTunes and play songs from your library that go great together.
  • iPod and iPhone syncing now allows you to organize your iPhone and iPod touch home screens directly in iTunes. Syncing is now also more flexible, allowing you to sync individual artists, genres, or TV show and Podcast episodes.
  • iTunes U items are now organized into their own section in your iTunes library.
  • Sync with iPod nano (5th generation), iPod classic (Fall 2009), and iPod touch (Fall 2009).

New in version 8.1.1.10 (April 7th, 2009)

  • Adds support for renting HD movies and provides a number of bug fixes, including addressing issues with VoiceOver and syncing with iPhone and iPod touch.

New in version 8.1.0.51 (March 12th, 2009)

  • Support for the third generation iPod Shuffle, speed improvements, the ability to import/convert files and CDs to iTunes Plus format, Genius has been expanded to cover TV shows and movies, refined parental controls and refined autofill options.

New in version 8.0.2.20 (November 21st, 2008)

  • Addresses a quality issue creating MP3s on some computers.
  • Improves accessibility with Window-Eyes 7.0.

New in version 8.0.1.11 (October 3rd, 2008)

  • Seamlessly plays the current song when creating a new Genius playlist
  • Improves syncing spoken menus to iPod nano
  • Addresses an issue of deleting HD TV episodes when downloading
  • Improves checking for updates from the App Store
  • Improves accessibility with VoiceOver
  • Addresses problems syncing Genius results to iPod

New in version 8.0.0.35 (September 10th, 2008)

  • Genius music suggestions
  • Grid view
  • HD TV shows

New in version 8.0.0.35 (September 10th, 2008)

  • Genius music suggestions
  • Grid view
  • HD TV shows

New in version 7.5 (November 5th, 2007)

  • Ability to activate iPhone wherever service is offered and support for Phase
  • A new interactive music game designed exclusively for iPod nano (third generation), iPod classic, and iPod (fifth generation)
  • This release also includes bug fixes to improve stability and performance