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iTunes 8.2, QuickTime 7.6.2 updates go live

updated 04:50 pm EDT, Mon June 1, 2009

iTunes, QuickTime updates

Apple has published updates for two of its main media playback utilities, iTunes and QuickTime. The most crucial is iTunes 8.2, which introduces support for the yet-to-be-released iPhone 3.0 firmware; the upgrade may signify an iPhone 3.0 debut on or around Apple's imminent WWDC event, scheduled to begin June 8th. Also addressed in the download are unspecified bugfixes and accessibility improvements.

QuickTime 7.6.2 enhances compatibility with Apple's ProRes video format, and is also necessary for full compatibility with iTunes 8.2. Several security vulnerabilities are addressed for Mac OS X 10.4.11 and 10.5.7 systems, as well as those with Windows Vista or XP Service Pack 3. QuickTime is a 60.3MB download from Apple, while iTunes measures in at 79.3MB.

Separately released is the GarageBand 5.0.2 patch, which provides access to installed Jam Packs in the loop browser, along with a a better experience in the Lesson Store. Some glitches and instabilities have meanwhile been eliminated. The complete upgrade, available through Software Update, is sized at 108MB.

by MacNN Staff



  1. slapppy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Kill Pre access

    Lets hope it kills that sleazy tactic that Palm is doing to access iTunes. You know pretending to be an iPod.

  1. macnixer

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Way to go dude. I am with you. I never liked any sleazy methods some developers (J R - are you listening). For one get over copying and try something new.

  1. Roger@MacNN

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Sleazy? Why would you not want the same convenience, especially since it breaks people out of the necessity of having an iPhone or iPod?

  1. kaltree

    Joined: Dec 1969


    5.1 Surround Fixed!!!

    Just verified this by playing back the last 3 episodes of Battlestar Galactica (HD) and Caprica on iTunes on my 17" Macbook Pro 2.33. Connected over the optical connection to the receiver and voila - full surround now works as it should.

    Thanks Apple for listening and for squishing this large bug.

    - Kevin

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: silly

    If you don't like it, buy another Phone or PMP player and buy from another music store. There are lots of choices there. iTunes is not the only choice.

    Gee, and I thought the whole reason we all hated DRM was because of how it restricted your ability to use your purchased content the way you want.

    Apparently you think Apple should have kept FairPlay on their music.

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