Apple iTunes
Apple iTunes
12.9.5

3.6

Apple iTunes free download for Mac

Apple iTunes

12.9.5
16 May 2019

Play Apple Music and manage your media and iOS devices.

Overview

Apple iTunes lets you organize and stream Apple Music, download and watch video and listen to Podcasts. It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across all your devices and computers. And it's a store that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere. Anytime.

What's new in Apple iTunes

Version 12.9.5:

iTunes 12.9.5 can be downloaded immediately via the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Kingadrock
25 March 2015

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iTunes has become a convoluted wreck of an application. Apple keeps adding and adding features at the cost of usability. It shouldn't take an experienced user several minutes just to find their playlists. Can you imagine trying to explain how to navigate this application to your mother? It's an absolute mess. Apple needs to do with iTunes what they have already done with many other apps – simplify! I'd suggesting breaking up this behemoth and making several applications for specialized tasks as follows: - iTunes should be for music only. - Apple should have a separate app for Movie/TV/Home Video management and viewing. - Apple should have a separate app for iPhone syncing that pulls from all of these apps the same way it does with iBooks and iPhoto. - Apple should have a separate app for the iOS app store, or add a tab for it in the Mac App Store.
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Version 12.1
Malcolm Burrows
14 October 2019
Apple iTunes is the best application that I have been for a while. I really like the interface of iTunes and how it works. And more important I really liked the new features that I have got after the new updates.
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Version 12.9.5
Derekcurrie
28 September 2019
iTunes 12.9.5.5 is now out. It updates iTunes to be compatible with iOS 13.x devices. - - When using the older 12.9.5 version of iTunes, iOS 13.x devices cause iTunes to bring up a window warning: "A software update is required to connect to [insert device name]. Would you like to download and install this update now?... Apple have thus far been too disorganized to bother providing any adequate explanation when using the useless 'Learn More...' button. But what happens if you hit 'Install' is the update to iTunes 12.9.5.5. Two notable new files are installed: (1) LaunchDaemon 'com.usbmuxd.plist' (2) PackageKit framework 'AppleMobileDevice.kext'.
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Version 12.9.5
hwgray
18 May 2019
Does not work on my 2014 iMac. iTunes crashes, upon launch, rendering it unusable. The error message reads: The iTunes Library file cannot be found or created. The default location for this file is in the "iTunes" folder in the "Music" folder. So, in my case, where does a search reveal this file to be? Why, it's in the "iTunes" folder in the "Music" folder, the default location for this file, of course. Where else would it be?
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Version 12.9.5
Derekcurrie
25 February 2019
12.9.2.5 is the current version of iTunes (not 12.8.2). It was released January 23rd, 2019.
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Version 12.8.2
1 answer(s)
Jbucholtz
Jbucholtz
26 February 2019
I was just going to make the same post!
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fmat
25 February 2019
Wouldn't it be great, if Apple managed to show album covers in iTunes? That problem has been reported on Apple Discussions one year ago in march 2018 and is since unresolved:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8339815
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Version 12.8.2
1 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
25 February 2019
Yes, album covers would be great. So would the ability to fill in the little circles to the left of Artist's names when Apple hasn't bothered. Probably 90% of those circles in my iTunes are the generic gray microphone icon. Why did Apple even bother with that GUI element?! It ends up looking ridiculous.

As for Apple not following up on user requests, let along bug reports, this is part of what I call Apple Mac-Malaise. The company has FAILed to scale as they've grown, resulting in quite a lot of dropping the ball and Apple Bungles.®™ Having beta-tested (for free) for Apple for years via AppleSeed, I'm incredibly disappointed with the company's carelessness in recent years. It really is valid to say they've diverted their attention elsewhere, such as Apple Music and iOS devices. It's ruining their reputation for attention to customers, to detail and to user-friendliness. I still do my best to support them as an excellent company. But their failure to scale has become severely annoying and frustrating.
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mrdhs-1
24 February 2019
Dear MacUpdate, You are lying when you write "It can automatically download new music, app, and book purchases across all your devices and computers." It does not download any apps. I manage a grunch of iPads and iPhones and I do NOT want my users to download their own apps. So, I am stuck in the distant past, and Apple does not seem to care!
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Version 12.8.2
1 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
25 February 2019
The removal of the ability to download apps into iTunes happened with version 12.0.0. Apple instead wants iOS users to only install apps via their iOS devices. Storing iOS apps on Macs via iTunes is dead and gone.

If you are administrating iOS devices, there is the ability to control what your iOS device users can access, including apps. Download and read about Apple Configurator, available for free at the Mac App Store. You might also find Screen Time useful. It's available in the Settings app. It provides a variety of restrictions.
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Amcarter3
24 February 2019
This version is NOT up-to-date. The current version on my Macbook Air is 12.9.2.5.
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Version 12.8.2
4 answer(s)
Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
24 February 2019
Right. Included in macOS MOJAVE:
https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
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Scion777
Scion777
24 February 2019
This is NOT for Mac OS 14 - this is for High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan (I think?)
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
25 February 2019
Yes, Scion777, right, as noted on the Apple page I linked to:
"You can always download iTunes 12.8 for previous versions of macOS, as well as the application for Windows."
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Starman535
Starman535
16 May 2019
On my macbook pro (2015), I have iTunes 12.9.4.94. Neither it nor Safari appeared in the Mac App Store.
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hmfwic47
24 February 2019
The latest version that was updated on my iMac by Apple is 12.9.2.
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Version 12.8.2
1 answer(s)
Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
24 February 2019
Right. 12.9.2.5. Included in macOS MOJAVE:
https://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
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Scion777
14 December 2018
MacUpdate Admins - iTunes 12.8.1 released about an hour ago via the App Store
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Version 12.8
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Scion777
Scion777
15 December 2018
NOTE - this version was PULLED by Apple from Software Update and the page for it on Apple Support Downloads was removed after a short time - it appears iTunes 12.8.1 broke Safari for users of Yosemite.
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kolkataroy
22 September 2018
nice
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Version 12.6.2
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OhEssex
OhEssex
24 February 2019
All daft one-word reviews like this (and their rating) should be deleted from MacUpdate. I see many of these within the iTunes "reviews". people don't come here to read reviews like "nice", "soso", "i love music" etc....
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