Apple Releases iTunes 12.5.1: Better, But Still a Bloated Pig

With the iPhone 7 becoming available tomorrow (September 16) and with iOS 10 now in the wild with its redesigned Apple Music interface, a new version of iTunes was a no-brainer.

The good news? The Apple Music portion of iTunes is much cleaner and intuitive.

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Image via 9to5 Mac

The bad news? The rest of iTunes is pretty much the same. Damn.

Here’s what Apple said in the press release:

Now with an all-new Apple Music design which brings greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience. This update includes support for iOS 10. It also adds enhancements designed for macOS Sierra including:

Siri. Play music from your Library and Apple Music using your voice. Just ask Siri.

Picture-in-Picture. Watch videos as you multitask and use different apps. Your video floats above your desktop in any corner of the screen.

You can get the update now if you’re running Mac 10.9.5 or better or Windows 7 or higher. Sierra, the new version of the Mac OS, will be out on the 20th.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Apple Releases iTunes 12.5.1: Better, But Still a Bloated Pig

  • September 15, 2016 at 10:28 am
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    I got tired of iTunes, its bloatedness, Apple Music and its weirdness, and my entire Apple music library disappearing from my iPhone at random – happened three times in last 6 months. Have switched to Google Music Play, and am much happier. And yes, I use a Mac and iPhone.

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