Apple released iTunes 188.8.131.52, for both Windows x86 as well as Windows x64.
This update addresses an issue where new purchases in iCloud may not appear in your library if iTunes Match is turned on, makes iTunes more responsive when searching a large library, fixes a problem where the AirPlay button may not appear as expected, and adds the ability to display duplicate items within your library. This update also includes other important stability and performance improvements.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit HT1222.
iTunes 11.0's new features:
- Completely Redesigned. iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. You'll love the beautiful edge-to-edge design, custom designs for each album, movie, or TV show in your library, and getting personal recommendations any time you click In the Store.
- A New Store. The iTunes Store has been completely redesigned and now features a clean look that makes it simpler than ever to see what's hot and discover new favorites.
- Play purchases from iCloud. Your music, movie, and TV show purchases in iCloud now appear inside your library. Just sign-in with your Apple ID to see them. Double-click to play them directly from iCloud or download a copy you can sync to a device or play while offline.
- Up Next. It's now simple to see which songs are playing next, all from a single place. Just click the Up Next icon in the center display and they'll instantly appear. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like.
- New MiniPlayer. You can now do a whole lot more with a lot less space. In addition to showing what's playing, MiniPlayer now includes album art, adds Up Next, and makes it easy to search for something new to play—all from a smaller and more elegant design.
- Improved search. It's never been easier to find what you're looking for in iTunes. Just type in the search field and you'll instantly see results from across your entire library. Select any result and iTunes takes you right to it.
- Playback syncing. iCloud now remembers your place in a movie or TV show for you. Whenever you play the same movie or episode from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV, it will continue right where you left off.
The 'iTunesSetup.exe' is basically a compressed archive which contains five different MSI's which together take care of installing everything which is needed to run iTunes:
The correct order to install these MSI's is:
- AppleApplicationSupport.msi (2.3.2)
With iTunes Apple ships two 'support' MSI. The 'Application Support' msi has the core files for 'Application Support' within iTunes.
- AppleMobileDeviceSupport.msi (184.108.40.206)
With iTunes Apple ships two 'support' MSIs. The 'Mobile Device Support' msi has the core files for device management of devices which can be connected to iTunes (iPhone, iPod, Ipad).
- Bonjour.msi (220.127.116.11)
Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking, is an optional MSI and enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks. Bonjour uses industry standard IP protocols to allow devices to automatically discover each other without the need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS servers. Specifically, Bonjour enables automatic IP address assignment without a DHCP server, name to address translation without a DNS server, and service discovery without a directory server. Bonjour is an open protocol which Apple has submitted to the IETF as part of the ongoing standards-creation process. To learn more, check out the Bonjour Protocol Specifications which detail the technologies that make up Link-Local and Wide-Area Bonjour.
- iTunes.msi (18.104.22.168)
the Itunes.msi contains the core files needed to run Apple iTunes.
- AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi (22.214.171.124)
The 'AppleSoftwareUpdate.msi' is optional and only needed if you want to use the Apple Auto Update feature and/or MobileMe:
Apple knowledgebase article HT2102: "Windows OS Managed Client: How to manage iTunes control features" describes how to configure enterprise controls which give system administrators the ability to set content restrictions. This information is for customers who want to pre-configure parental and/or other controls in iTunes for Microsoft Windows. This information only applies to iTunes 7.1 or later.