Just a few short weeks since its last update (see “iTunes 11.0.3 Updated with Redesigned MiniPlayer,” 16 May 2013), Apple has released iTunes 11.0.4 with fixes for two small but highly frustrating bugs. The update puts paid to the repetitive requests for your iTunes password that bedeviled many, and fixes a bug that caused iTunes to crash when switching between wired and wireless syncing. 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 (194.1 MB), or via the Mac App Store on Mountain Lion (194 MB).
I upgraded to iTunes 11.0.4 yesterday and started having a new problem. Intermittently on playback, a song will simply stop, as if I pressed the pause button. When I go into iTunes or the Dock, I have to press play to continue the song where it stopped. Sometimes it happens multiple times on one song! Doesn't happen on every song but happens enough to be annoying. I haven't yet noticed any pattern to this problem. Anyone else experiencing it?