Apple releases iTunes 10.6.1, fixes bugs

Apple today released iTunes 10.6.1, a bug-fix update that addresses a number of irksome issues, including the problem with TV shows on Apple TV. Here's the rundown.

iTunes 10.6.1 provides a number of improvements, including:

  • Fixes several issues that may cause iTunes to unexpectedly quit while playing videos, changing artwork size in Grid view, and syncing photos to devices.
  • Addresses an issue where some iTunes interface elements are incorrectly described by VoiceOver and WindowEyes.
  • Fixes a problem where iTunes may become unresponsive while syncing iPod nano or iPod shuffle.
  • Resolves an ordering problem while browsing TV episodes in your iTunes library on Apple TV.

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You can grab it now via Software Update. When you do, let us know how it works for you and, if you were having any issues, whether it fixed them.

If you need any help updating, or want to discuss the contents of the update in greater depth, jump on into our iTunes forum.

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Apple releases iTunes 10.6.1, fixes bugs


Has anyone had any issues with ITunes deleting playlists off there iPhone or iPod Touch? I restored my phone twice now and the playlist are there and for some reason after I synced with iTunes the playlist are not showing up at all but in iTunes they show up under the phone name.

I had that same issue this week! Some of my playlists were just randomly missing from my iPhone. They missing ones still had a box-check on the music tab of iTunes when viewing my phone. To fix it, I unchecked the box, synced, checked the box, and then synced again.

thanks that seemed to fix it for me to it was weird cause that has never happened before and it seemed to have started with the last update.

Hope this fixes syncing podcasts wirelessly. Syncing from the Iphone works but fails when trying to sync from itunes.

Does anyone still use iTunes? Is there a need other than a total factory restore when you royally mess your phone up?

How do you NOT use it? I still can't find a practical alternative to sync pictures, so I'm eager to hear what's out there I missed to finally not be tied to this buggy pile of junk that iTunes is IMHO.

Hopefully this will fix the issue of itunes stopping working some of the times after i played a song and chose another or after syncing my iphone.

Has anybody had an issue with iPhone 4 when synching music where it doesn't copy any album artwork and only copies the first song from each album selected? This is plugged in and I definitely have enough space on the phone!

Yes and it's driving me crazy!! Ever since I bought the new iPad I'm having trouble adding lots of files at once. I now usually have to add one album or video at a time, whether its on my iPad or iPhone. I also had a tough time syncing photos until I read that you have delete the cache photo folder because it takes up "fake space"? I'm not sure I understand but haven't run into this problem until I started syncing iPad/Phone. Anyone else??

Hallelujah! This fixes the Tv shows showing up out of order on the Apple TV! It was infuriating! Trying to find an episode when you have a huge library was a nightmare!

Now if only the shared TV shows all showed up on my iPad...As of right now when I go to shared TV shows from my ipad only some of my shows are coming up and some are duplicated. Makes no sense at all. Tired of complaining to Apple about this. They never fix it!