If you’re having sound issues with iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC, it might be a good idea to check what version you have. The latest iTunes update addresses equalizer issues and improves performance for all customers.
iTunes 11.1.3 is the latest version of Apple’s media player application and digital storefront for Mac and Windows computers.
According to the Cupertino giant, “This version of iTunes resolves an issue where the equalizer may not work as expected and improves performance when switching views in large iTunes libraries.”
“This update also includes additional minor bug fixes,” Apple says.
For customers who haven’t updated in a while, Apple adds, “The previous version of iTunes added support for OS X Mavericks, Arabic, and Hebrew.” Mavericks customers are told to look for their book library in the new iBooks application.
To download iTunes 11.1.3 and use it on your computer you need Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or later, Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
iTunes 11 includes iTunes Radio, Genius Shuffle, Podcast Stations, and the ability to sync iOS 7 devices to your computer. If you haven’t yet made the jump to iTunes 11, you won’t be able to sync your iOS 7 device.
With the latest iTunes updates, Windows users in particular are targeted with security fixes. As revealed by Apple in a new advisory on its Support site, several vulnerabilities existed in iTunes 11.1 for Windows 7, Vista, and XP SP2 or later.
For example, “Viewing a maliciously crafted web page may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution,” because of multiple memory corruption issues discovered in libxslt.
“A man-in-the-middle attack while browsing the iTunes Store via iTunes may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution,” reads another bug’s description.
These vulnerabilities aren’t alarming, but it’s always a good idea to keep your software up to date across your entire set of devices.