Wednesday, December 22, 2010

iTunes Software Update Causes Program to Crash: Apple Issues Adjustment

From infoTECH

There seems to be some problems with the latest iTunes software update, according to a Digital Trends report. The Apple 10.1.1 update was released with the intension of fixing crash issues. Apparently, it caused new ones instead.

It appears that once Apple (News  - Alert) released the update for iTunes, users who had installed the update reported they were unable to open iTunes without the platform immediately quitting. This crash effectively locked these users out of iTunes.

A report in the Apple Insider shows that users received an error message after the crash that simply stated: “iTunes cannot be opened because of a problem. Check with the developer to make sure iTunes works with this version of Mac OS X. You may need to install any available updates for the application and Mac OS X.”

The issues addressed included a problem where music videos weren’t playing properly on Macs loaded with Nvidia GeForce 9400 or 9600 graphics cards; the program unexpectedly quitting when a playlist was deleted with the iTunes sidebar visible; iTunes crashing when syncing an iPod on PowerPC Macs; and music videos failing to sync at all to an iPod, iPad or iPhone (News - Alert).

A Macworld release highlights the release of a minor version bump to this latest release to provide a number of important bug fixes. Users everywhere are hoping this bump will be the needed adjustment to ensure iTune will now work....

Funny, a MAC product on a Mac OS on a MAC computer crashing. Is this the Bizzaro World?


  1. By keeping this kind of Blog, you actually promote Apple...

  2. Actually, that's not true. I am a Mac user with Mac friends and I've noticed that I'm really starting to dislike the experience. I am going to actually break away from Mac because I don't want to be one of those blind Mac users that refuses to try new things. . I want to get back into gaming and since I use Macs, that's really not possible. I have seen more and more reasons to leave Mac and fed-up people lately (like this site) so now I am going to. I use windows 7 at work and its amazing. I'm buying an HP gaming laptop and selling my Mac on ebay.

  3. I'm a Mac fan but I realize that Apple isn't infallible. There isn't a platform out there without its problems.

    Overall, despite occasional issues like the one in the cited report (which I didn't experience, by the way), I still feel that Apple products give me less trouble and are more enjoyable than the competition.

    Based on Apple's steller user-satisfaction figures, it would seem that others agree. But It does make the haters happy to point out every flaw (as if it makes their non-Apple lives any better).

    Pursuing serious gaming is an excellent reason to use a computer other than a Mac. If you have ever tried to sell a used Wintel computer, you will be pleasantly surprised by your Mac's high resale value.

  4. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)