What’s new in Apple’s iTunes 11.0.4

Apple on Wednesday released iTunes 11.0.4 which delivers several new features and improvements, including:

• 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 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.

For information on the security content of this update, visit: support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

19 Comments

  1. “Multi-Disc Albums. Albums with multiple discs now appear as a single album.”

    No they don’t.
    Not in ‘Songs’, ‘Album’ or ‘Artist’ view.

    1. It DOES work. You need to do a Get Info on the songs, and makes sure album name is exactly the same for ALL the songs, and you fill in the Disc Number fields appropriately.

  2. Why can’t Apple send me five bucks…C’mon you got billions, just five bucks is all I need right now… Apple sucks!

    I just want to chime in with all the bitching around here with iTunes… lol

  3. I think iTunes is excellent. I’ve been using iTunes since it was a Mac OS 9 app (no Mac OS X or Windows version), before the iTunes Store, and before there were iPods.

    I was worried that the “new look” iTunes 11 would be less functional for long-time users like me. But after using the Show Sidebar command from the menu bar (under View), it mostly works like previous versions when the sidebar is visible.

  4. I was desperately hoping multiple windows would be brought back, but, sadly, this really useful feature has been left out again. Who do I speak to to get this feature brought back?
    For anyone who has various devices that only hold small amounts of music, when dropping new tracks onto them it really helps to have a separate window of that devices music list open to avoid selecting and dropping in duplicate tracks.
    This is such a fundamentally useful, but simple feature that I’m astonished that anyone was dumb enough to remove it.

  5. “and addresses an issue that may require you to log into the iTunes Store repeatedly.”

    Thought my iTunes was broken. Had to buy the Apps on my iPhone instead.

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