iTunes lets you create your own personal digital music library, allowing you to manage and play your music collection with drag-and-drop simplicity. iTunes, the software part of the equation that lets you pack 7,500 songs in your pocket, automatically synchronizes with the sensational new iPod at high speeds over FireWire. iTunes gives you the ability to generate dynamic Smart Playlists that reflect your preferences and listening habits. With iTunes it's easy to create CDs that play back on in your car, your home stereo, Macs and on Windows-based PCs. iTunes 4 adds the ability to share music among your Macs, play and encode AAC files, and view album art.
Reviewing 12.0.1 (Nov 6, 2014)
Ok Installed Apple Itunes 12.0.1; visual not an amazing change, but the new get info box where you enter corrections or amendments to the song titles or tag songs that have no information is to put it is a big bunch of dodo. You enter Peter and then use the space bar, and it auto fills the area with the first artist on your list that matches the words, you cannot functionally use the space bar, so each and every entry you have to either highlight the second incorrect word, or say sod it and leave your entry as Peter Bardens for all the songs with the first name Peter.
Being a musician who creates music, and my name being Robert, I don't want all the music I created attributed to a Mr Fripp.... So a big thumbs down from me.
Reviewing 11.4 (Sep 10, 2014)
Installed the Mac version, and got problems right away (something to do with a USB controller kext (kernel extension) not having installed as it should, and basically, my iPhone is recognized, but the content show as "Other" for all of the occupied space, so I'm going to forego install on my PC.
I think a 11.4.1 is already in the works at Cupertino...
Reviewing 11.3.1 (Aug 26, 2014)
Slick. Not sleek. Not at all. Slow as hell, every move is cumbersome. Would anyone use it if it was not Apple-designed?
Reviewing 11.3.1 (Aug 8, 2014)
11.3.1 stops responding and crashes shortly after launch on my Win7 x64. Even an uninstall/reinstall didn't solve the problem. Had to revert to 11.3.0 to fix.
Getting rid of this and quicktime was one of the best days my computer ever had. bye bye Apple
Winamp has become a little more bloated and buggy over the years but its still superior to iTunes in pretty much every respect. Unless you actually own Apple hardware you have no use for this program, at all. Correction: unless you just want it for the iTunes Store, you really have NO need for iTunes. Winamp will fully support your iPod and it has plugins, skins and many other ways to customize the experience and will link directly to a number of music stores.
For those of you complaining of the bloat of Itunes and slow startup you obviously have never experienced Zune 3.0. Itunes runs like a speedy DOS app compared to that Monster!!!! I have a friend that has a Zune and the device itself is nice the software is garbage and sadly there are no 3rd party apps like sharepod that can be used with it. I personally won't buy any media player that requires an app to transfer media to it. I have 2 that you merely plug in and use explorer or whatever file manager you choose to transfer media to/from it.