Apple releases iTunes 7.0.2

Apple today released iTunes 7.0.2 which adds support for the Second Generation iPod shuffle and addresses a variety of stability and performance issues found in iTunes 7 and 7.0.1.

System Requirements:
• Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
• Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4 or later)
• Windows XP (latest Service Pack recommended)

More info and download link (25.5MB for the Mac version, 35.1MB for the Windows version)  here.

32 Comments

  1. He means that the artwork actually appears on all the albums when you scroll fast now. It doesn’t show empty albums that suddenly fill in their art on screen. I.e. it works as it is supposed to now!

  2. “He means that the artwork actually appears on all the albums when you scroll fast now. It doesn’t show empty albums that suddenly fill in their art on screen. I.e. it works as it is supposed to now!”

    sure do mean that, “scrolls like butter” ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” /> lol

  3. v7.0 was one of the buggiest pieces of software I’ve seen from Apple in a long time.

    this version, so far so good…., library loads faster (no loading library status bar), cover flow significantly snappier, better scrolling through the list cover flow. lets see how it handles podcasts.

    my recommendation to Apple – call a beta a beta.

  4. Anyone know how to get rid of album covers which are not correct?

    I had an app. which put one album cover picture (all the same) on every tune which was blank, I can put the correct one in the area to the bottom left of the iTune window but the other one is there also …AAAARRRGGGHHHHH!

  5. Guess your right, coverflow does seem snappier now that you mention it. Apple caught such heat from 7.0. I’m glad to see them responding with updates relatively quickly. I never really had any issues itwh it in the first place, but any additional speed boost is welcome! But the Zune is going to squirt the iPod off the map. jk, ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  6. hey cjt,

    Give Apple a break, if you want to be safe, never use x.0 software in the first place, Apple software is usually 98% functional the first time (maybe 90% for Aperture) so that is far beyond Beta status. Problems also come out when software is mass distributed, so their 2 updates in like 3 months is very good work in my opinion.

  7. Hey, cjt . . .

    You want to see REAL buggy software? Take a look at Internet Explorer 7.0, not to mention Windows XP and all of its “Service Packs”!

    Here we go again: The “holier than thou” experts that just can’t tolerate anything less than pure perfection–on the first try–from vendors they support. Well, smartasses, I can tell that you’ve never developed, written, tested, released, supported, and then upgraded a major piece of software in your lives. If you HAD, you’d be a lot more sympathetic and realistic in your appraisal of others’ shortcomings.

    On the whole, Apple responds quickly and well to its missteps, especially considered that they are supporting two OS’s with each release of iTunes and its counterparts. But then again, that fact doesn’t make you feel better about yourselves, does it? There’s nothing so ego-building as slamming down one’s superiors.

  8. Randian: uh, actually I’m a product manager. have been responsible for more than a handful of large product releases. while I agree that Apple has a high standard (one of the many things that made me switch), v7 didn’t meet it. when releasing software that has millions of users like iTunes, I’d like to see them keep their high standard. at the end of the day, I think iTunes is one of the products that is winning over Windows users. lets keep the momentum going and keep the bar high.

    re IE 7 an XP: I use both every day at work. if I could punt both out my office window, I would. that said, compared to NT 4, and other older MS OS’s, I think XP stands up pretty well. so does does IE 7. do either compare to OS X and Safari or Firefox? no way. but being ‘good enough’ is the problem. for many people these products are ‘good enough’ to not make them switch. Apple has managed to raise the bar – and the message is getting through. now they need to keep it there…, especially for products that are dual OS.

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