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iTunes 11.0.2

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Apple has released iTunes 11.0.2, bringing back the Composers view after it had been left out of the initial release of iTunes 11, frustrating classical music aficionados in particular. However, the Composers view doesn’t automatically appear amongst the view option buttons when the Music library is displayed. To add it, go to the General pane of the iTunes Preferences window and select Show Composers. The Composers view button then appears between Artists and Genres.

iTunes 11.0.2 also promises to improve responsiveness when syncing playlists with a large number of songs, and it fixes a bug that prevented purchases from showing up in your iTunes library. It’s available as a direct download from Apple’s iTunes Web page (188 MB), via Software Update on systems prior to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (194.7 MB), or via the Mac App Store on Mountain Lion (54.2 MB).

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Comments about iTunes 11.0.2
(Comments are closed.)  2013-02-19 21:11
I had been hoping that an iTunes update would fix the infinite "Matching your music with songs in the iTunes Store" bug. No such luck. Apple's gotta be aware of that one. It's all over their forums. I sure wish I'd stayed with iTunes 10.x.x.
hjtromp  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2013-02-20 02:10
11.0.2 brought back a feature that got lost in 11: playing a newly entered web radio shows its bitrate again, instead of 'Unknown'
muppet  2013-02-20 09:00
I was hoping it would bring back coverflow view :(
Dave Packard  2013-02-20 19:39
It also fixed a bug that made downloading podcasts basically manual. As soon as I updated they started downloading on their own.
Andreas Frick  2013-02-21 06:52
Unfortunately still much worse than version 10. E. g. the miniplayer still does not work as expected. It's a shame.
Peter Bullen  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2013-02-21 11:31
Thank you; I had not noticed the point you made.
ITunes 11.02 doesn't properly print playlists. The song titles overprint on each other. 11.01 did not have this problem.
Same problem... itunes 11.0.2 prints song titles over each otherfor cd jewel case ....11.0.1 did not have this problem. Is anything being done about this?
Tom Robinson  2013-02-25 18:40
How are we meant to know if Apple’s fixing it 8-) Make sure they know it's a prob:
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-02-26 06:15
Or, if you have a developer account, it's even better to file bugs at
Mike Perth  2013-02-26 17:02
It is amazing that a previous known bug that has already been rectified gets through into a update. Very poor quality control and terrible service that it does not immediately get fixed.
David A Kraham  2013-02-26 18:44
I downloaded latest Itunes update last week...jewel case Printing is unreadable/small/jumbled..and a real mess! What happened! What do we do...pray for another update?
xandra  2013-02-27 07:24
Do the latest hardware device (iPad 4?/ and 128GB iPad, iPhone 5) require iTunes 11?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-02-27 07:59
No, if you're still using iTunes 10.7, it should keep working for now. That won't be true forever, though.
Bob Koski  2013-02-27 15:55
Same CD booklet printing problem for me (overwriting of song lists...a mess). This problem occured in iTunes 11.0; fixed in 11.0.1. Now the problem returns in 11.0.2! Good gawd! How does this happen? And how soon will 11.0.3 come out to re-fix this?
lindylou961  2013-02-28 06:33
Same problem here, cd jewel case track lists print on top of each other. Just got it it's back!! UGH :(
Kenny   2013-03-05 16:42
After this is fixed hopefully soon I will never download another new iTunes. These people are either stupid or ignorant. If we pulled stuff like this at our job we'd be fired.
Roy Stannard  2013-03-12 09:15
Ruining the iTunes experience - it has gone downhill lately. Have all the best people gone to Samsung?
morgan williams  2013-03-20 18:35
11.0.2 print problem like everybody else!!!
edward keogh  2013-04-10 22:16
I think the problem is in the program. It also occurred in a version released last December. It shouldn't have re-occured! I'm sure it will be fixed.