Apple releases iTunes 9.2

Apple today released iTunes 9.2 which comes with several new features and improvements, including:

• 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

iTunes 9.2 is available via Software Update and also via standalone installers.

More info and download links:
• iTunes 9.2 – 101.99 MB (Mac), 92.29 MB (Win 32), 92.99 MB (Win 64)
• iTunes 9.2 for Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit)

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “David C.” for the heads up.]

25 Comments

  1. There have been many big updates recently. I’m glad this one does not require a restart. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  2. @CrizzoDesigns

    It’s slated for June 21 – though with iTunes 9.2 you can download it early, apparently! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  3. @ Mike

    > When is the 64-bit iTunes coming?

    Probably iTunes 10.0 (or “X”). iTunes originated from SoundJam MP, which was an third-party program Apple bought even before Mac OS 9 was out. Starting out as a Mac OS 9 “juke box” and music ripper program, it grew from there to add support for iPods, the iTunes Store, podcasts, video content, iPhones, the App Store, iPads, etc… iTunes is Apple’s Microsoft Office. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    It is probably being re-written from the ground up for the next major release, which will be 64-bit. Not that iTunes will benefit too much from being 64-bit, unless there are going to be 4GB+ video downloads soon.

  4. I had to go through a long list of individual items when all they had to say was “works with iOS 4”

    . . . and “make artwork appear more quickly”
    Okay, there was one stand-alone item.

  5. “• Organize and sync PDF documents as books. Read PDFs with iBooks 1.1 on iPad and any iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4”

    -I don’t recall an announcement on when 4.0 would be available on iPad, is there a date for that?

  6. @ ken1w:

    good summary. I was a SoundJam user before iTunes and have used every single version of iTunes since the OS9 days. I have also converted our substantial music library to an NAS and use iTunes to manage the collection.

    iTunes desperately needs to be more memory-capable and, yes, snappier.

    If your music library is comprised primarily of AIFF and Apple Lossless files and especially if you listen to well-crafted music (as opposed to sub 3-minute crap that is entirely based on single-chord hooks the labels generally spew out today), then the lagginess of the old/bloated iTunes code is really discouraging.

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