Apple Releases iTunes 12.5.1 with New Look & macOS Sierra Support

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On September 13th, Apple released iTunes 12.5.1.  It works in El Capitan but has some new features that make it macOS Sierra ready and provide support for iOS 10.  Most notable is a fresher, cleaner look.

iTunes 12.5.1

Apple’s release notes say:

There an all new music design which brings greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience.

Support for iOS 10.

Support for SIri in Sierra. Just ask Siri to play a song

Picture-in-picture. Watch videos as you multitask and use different apps.

Apple has been updating iTunes at a regular pace since version 12 was released. This new visual and operational simplification goes a long way towards addressing the criticism of the original version 12 release which was considered non-intuiitive, complex and visually busy.

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  1. Yeah, well this update of iTunes has locked me out with error about computer date and cookies!  Apple screwing it up yet again. I can’t buy, update or download.

    I’ve restarted so many times even my iMac is saying stop already.

    How long will Apple take now. Can’t buy anything or update any apps, iTunes Match botched.

    Sick of this sh – stuff apple

  2. BlackCorvid

    I had the same issue. I logged into my store account, and also changed the iTunes preferences to allow sharing of iTunes details with Apple (in the Store tab). I don’t know which change made the difference but it worked fine after that. I installed the update on another computer (same age, same OS) which had the aforementioned checkbox checked. No problems at all. Good luck.

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