Apple has finally made available to download iTunes 12.6.1 version for both Microsoft’s Windows running PCs and Apple’s own macOS running Macs. According to the release notes, here’s what iTunes 12.6.1 for macOS includes, detailed in a particular manner.
In addition to macOS 10.12.5 final, Apple has released a minor update to iTunes for Mac machines. Version 12.6.1 includes ‘minor app and performance improvements‘, which is now available through the Mac App Store.
Today’s iteration of iTunes 12.6.1 comes hot on the heels of the release of final iOS 10.3.2 version for iPhone and iPad devices, macOS 10.12.5 for Macs, watchOS 3.2.2 for Apple Watch and tvOS 10.2.1 for Apple TV.
In terms of new changes when concerned, as of Apple’s own official changelog, iTunes 12.6.1 for Windows and Mac only adds minimal app performance and enhancements to iTunes software. No mention about security fixes for Mac version of this latest iTunes release, the security content page for iTunes 12.6.1 for Windows lists a fix for WebKit vulnerability. This fix detailed as follows:
Available for: Windows 7 and later
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed with improved memory handling.
CVE-2017-6984: lokihardt of Google Project Zero
To update to latest iTunes 12.6.1 version release on your Windows computer, simply launch Apple Software Update utility on your PC and grab the update from there. Alternatively, the latest updated version of iTunes 12.6.1 will also be available on the Windows Store which will bring compatibility to Microsoft’s new Windows 10 S update which only runs approved software.
Mac users can do the same by launching Mac App Store on their systems first and then getting the latest pending update from under the Updates tab on MAS.
Otherwise, iTunes version 12.6.1 can also be downloaded directly from Apple for Mac from apple.com/iTunes/download. Unfortunately, iTunes isn’t available to download from Windows Store as yet, at Microsoft’s BUILD conference last week, both Microsoft and Apple announced that iTunes will be available to grab directly from Windows Store by Fall this year.
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