iTunes 7.0.1 addresses Cover Flow, importing, syncing

iTunes 7.0.1 addresses Cover Flow, importing, syncing

Summary: As you'd expect with all the problems reported with iTunes 7, Apple today released an iTunes 7.0.1 update (25MB) for Mac and Windows users that is supposed to fix a number of problems...

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As you'd expect with all the problems reported with iTunes 7, Apple today released an iTunes 7.0.1 update (25MB) for Mac and Windows users that is supposed to fix a number of problems with the popular music player. The software update doesn't give an indication about what the update fixes:

With iTunes 7 and the new iTunes Store, preview and purchase high-quality hit movies plus new and classic games designed exclusively for the Fifth Generation iPod. Flip through your collection by album cover with Cover Flow, protect your iTunes library by backing up to CDs or DVDs, and much more.iTunes 7.0.1 addresses stability and performance issues with Cover Flow, CD importing, iPod syncing, and more.

A discussion board post by Apple's Mark W. adds that iTunes 7.0.1 "addresses stability and performance issues with Cover Flow, CD importing, iPod syncing, and more."

Early reports on Apple's discussion boards are that it fixes some things, but other things remain broken. Funky trackpads, unmounting RAIDs have been reported on Apple's boards, but a couple of reports don't create a pandemic, either.

I would recommend a 72 hour waiting period before installing iTunes 7.0.1, especially if you're current iTunes is working fine. Let the dust settle a bit, check out the usual sites, then install it.

My question is: where is the Aperture 1.5 update? It was promised "this week" :)

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  • Why wait?

    What's the point in waiting a few days.. the update isn't going to change. By the way, the update was released yesterday, not today. Oh, and the Aperture updated was released yesterday-- that I noticed--possibly sooner.
    rdbendixen
    • If it ain't broke...

      I was only suggesting to wait if everything is ok with iTunes 7.0 now. The update doesn't offer any new features, so why install it?

      Also, Aperture 1.5 isn't showing up in Software Update, nor on Apple's usual download sites:

      http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/
      http://www.apple.com/support/aperture/

      Where are you seeing it?

      - Jason
      Jason D. O'Grady
    • Always wait on Apple updates

      Apple has, on the rare occasion, released some updates that weren't very good, or that hosed other parts of your Mac. A good practice when Apple releases an update is to hold off for a few days, let the early adopters jump in, and see what their results are. Good places to track things are:
      http://www.macintouch.com

      and

      http://www.macfixit.com

      Once it has been around for a few days with no major issues, then you go ahead and update.

      Remember that when you're dealing with a Mac, at least so far, there haven't been any exploits in the wild, so there's no enormous rush to update and protect oneself as far as security patches go. And as stated in the reply above this one, if iTunes is working fine (as it is for me), there's certainly no big impetus to rush into a patch.
      tic swayback
  • iTunes

    I have the 80g ipod. When I loaded the new itunes it followed my previous setup with my 20g ipod of loading only highly rated songs even though I set the load all flag. I righted itself on the second update. Other than that it has been working like a dream. I do get a message on some of my QT videos that they need to be converted for ipod but they still load and work on my ipod. I now have about 40g for music videos and movies I have to rip off my DVDs. Something to do on rainy days.
    pagansoul
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