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Apple on Tuesday released a new update for iTunes, marking the second in less than a week, as well as new security updates for Java for Mac OS X.

iTunes 10.2.1 is now available for download for both Mac and Windows. Apple's documentation accompanying the update is identical to the information provided with the release of iTunes 10.2 last Friday, noting that it adds compatibility for syncing devices running iOS 4.3.

iTunes 10.2.1 also includes improved Home Sharing, and lets users play music from their iTunes library on any iPhone iPad or iPod touch over Wi-Fi using iOS 4.3. Any other changes to iTunes from version 10.2 are likely minor, as Apple did not detail them.

Also released on Tuesday were Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4, a 74.81MB download, and Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 9, which is 119.83MB. The updates are said to deliver improved compatibility, security and reliability with the Java runtime.

Both updates will upgrade Java SE 6 to 10.6.0_24 for 64-bit capable Intel-based Macs, while Update 9 for Mac OS X 10.5 will also update J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_28. Users must quit any web browsers and Java applications before installing this update.
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Any other changes to iTunes from version 10.2 are likely minor, as Apple did not detail them.

Dang. Was rather hoping they'd fix the bug preventing backup to DVD. That hasn't worked for some time now.
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hasn't apple stopped maintaining java?
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hasn't apple stopped maintaining java?

I think they've only stopped maintaining any part of it themselves, but they're still alright with distributing it through software update.
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I HATE it when companies release updates and don't list what was changed.

Since Apple didn't feel it was important enough to let me know why I should download another 100mb update, it must not be important enough for me to download it.
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I HATE it when companies release updates and don't list what was changed.

Since Apple didn't feel it was important enough to let me know why I should download another 100mb update, it must not be important enough for me to download it.

Until you find an issue that you are having and this update fixes it.
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I HATE it when companies release updates and don't list what was changed.
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It is sad that Apple has gotten less clear with their software update changes list. Especially for the iTunes releases it is almost laughable that the usual list is "security and compatibility" changes or "improve stability and performance" changes.
Right.
Like that tells us anything meaningful.

Seems like Apple is in full CYA mode now about all its updates.
That is, reveal almost nothing, so no one can complain that such item was missing prior to the update...

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Until you find an issue that you are having and this update fixes it.

Yes it is good they issue fixes. And have been usually good about it, most of the time.

But that does not alter the fact that they often do not state what really was changed.

The only place I can find details is in the OS 'dot' update releases where they do list security patches. But given Apple's trend to reduce technical info details to the end user, I do not actually trust that whatever list they publish really is the complete list.

Third-party independent software vendors are much better at informing their user customers of what changes from one update to the next.
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I HATE it when companies release updates and don't list what was changed.

Since Apple didn't feel it was important enough to let me know why I should download another 100mb update, it must not be important enough for me to download it.

LOL yeah, go ahead and run with that.
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Further,,, on details,

looks like software update says

10.2.1
-Sync with your iPhone, iPad or iPod tuoch with iOS 4.3.
-Improved Home Sharing. Browse and play from your iTunes libraries within Home Sharing on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3.

ummmm, is'nt that what iTunes 10.2 was all about?
So the update notes are just repeated identically from 10.2.0 to 10.2.1.

sigh.
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I don't see 10.2.1, only 10.2 The link AppleInsider provided at the beginning of the story goes to a "10.2" page, and if I go direct to www.itunes.com then click the download link, I also only see "10.2". I'm running 64-bit Windows 7.


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Further,,, on details,

looks like software update says

10.2.1
-Sync with your iPhone, iPad or iPod tuoch with iOS 4.3.
-Improved Home Sharing. Browse and play from your iTunes libraries within Home Sharing on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3.

ummmm, is'nt that what iTunes 10.2 was all about?
So the update notes are just repeated identically from 10.2.0 to 10.2.1.

sigh.
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I HATE it when companies release updates and don't list what was changed.

Since Apple didn't feel it was important enough to let me know why I should download another 100mb update, it must not be important enough for me to download it.

So you've never downloaded an update from Apple, then?

Because all they generally say is "increased stability" and "bug fixes".

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post #12 of 18
I don't see a software update for OS 8.4, and what's this thing called iTunes, you mean SoundJam, right?

Also, my contacts at Apple inform me that iOS 4.3 will actually be released, at some point.
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I don't see 10.2.1, only 10.2 The link AppleInsider provided at the beginning of the story goes to a "10.2" page, and if I go direct to www.itunes.com then click the download link, I also only see "10.2". I'm running 64-bit Windows 7.

Give it some time, I wasn't seeing it either. I think some replication needed to occur.
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After installing 10.2 iTunes started acting up for me. It would hang when I tried to quit it, causing me to Force Quit. I tried several things to get it to behave, and kept sending crash reports to Apple. I'm hoping this .1 update is to address that issue (though I agree it would be nice to know if that's what was intended).
post #15 of 18
it appears that the 10.2.1 is only pertaining to the Mac OSX release. and may only be showing up in some folks automatic update.

On my Windows XP machine, the last official release from Apple last week was: 10.2.0.34 -- the Windows versions always have an extra numeric node in the version numbering schema, so they don't always match exactly, but pretty much always get released for the matching first two nodes (10.2) and usually same release schedule for the first three nodes (10.2.0 or 10.2.1).

I just downloaded from www.apple.com/itunes/download/ and Windows version is at same 10.2.0.34 as it was last week.

So either the issue release reported on here is mostly/only Mac SW related, or else it is so new that not all sites or portals are in sync yet.
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it appears that the 10.2.1 is only pertaining to the Mac OSX release. and may only be showing up in some folks automatic update.

On my Windows XP machine, the last official release from Apple last week was: 10.2.0.34 -- the Windows versions always have an extra numeric node in the version numbering schema, so they don't always match exactly, but pretty much always get released for the matching first two nodes (10.2) and usually same release schedule for the first three nodes (10.2.0 or 10.2.1).

I just downloaded from www.apple.com/itunes/download/ and Windows version is at same 10.2.0.34 as it was last week.

So either the issue release reported on here is mostly/only Mac SW related, or else it is so new that not all sites or portals are in sync yet.

Nope 10.2.1.1 is there for Windows. The itunes.msi changed, but everything else appears to be unchanged.
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Originally Posted by Bruce Young View Post

it appears that the 10.2.1 is only pertaining to the Mac OSX release. and may only be showing up in some folks automatic update.

On my Windows XP machine, the last official release from Apple last week was: 10.2.0.34 -- the Windows versions always have an extra numeric node in the version numbering schema, so they don't always match exactly, but pretty much always get released for the matching first two nodes (10.2) and usually same release schedule for the first three nodes (10.2.0 or 10.2.1).

I just downloaded from www.apple.com/itunes/download/ and Windows version is at same 10.2.0.34 as it was last week.

So either the issue release reported on here is mostly/only Mac SW related, or else it is so new that not all sites or portals are in sync yet.

Love your wonderful use of nomenclature.
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hasn't apple stopped maintaining java?

No, they are still maintaining Java 1.6. Java 1.7 will be through OpenJDK.
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