Apple updates iTunes and iWork for OS X, adds 64-bit

Apple today released their latest version of their operating system, OS X Lion to the world via the Mac App Store, and the company is now pushing updates for the platform already. Specifically, Apple has made available updates for iTunes, iWork and the Remote Desktop Client.

The updates to the software brings them in line with the rest of the bundled software in Lion, adding 64-bit support to iTunes, and full-screen mode to both iTunes and iWork. On top of this, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote have received updates to utilize Resume, Auto Save, and Versions, which are all included in the latest OS update.

According to Apple Insider, the updates are available now and are labeled iWork Update 6, iTunes 10.4 and Remote Desktop Client Update 3.5.1. Documents obtained by Apple Insider say that iTunes plugins may not work with iTunes 10.4 until developers modify them, and suggest that users should contact the developers for support.

The updates only become available after the OS is updated to Lion, and that version is currently available through the App Store as a digital download for $30 USD.

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I would MUCH rather have an iTunes slim on my machine, all I need is the software to organize my music. NOTHING more.

Apple please release a native fully 64-bit Windows version of iTunes! Currently, only the drivers are 64-bit and iTunes is 32-bit!

Awesome - thanks for letting us know. I'm checking into my Software Update tool right now to see if I can't download them.

PaulAuckNZ said,
64 bit Itunes for windows isnt 64 bit at all. Only thing that is (I think), is the ripping option.
Yes, iTunes has never been genuinely 64-bit on Windows; apart from their background service rubbish (Bonjour etc.) and some minor integration everything is 32-bit. Even these few things are only 64-bit out of necessity.

Pretty sure iTunes 10.4 will have a problem recognizing the library file (.itl i think) of iTunes 10.5 Beta 3 and crash since it was created with a newer version of iTunes

"adding 64-bit support to iTunes" ?
I thought it's been there for ages? I remember downloading iTunes a few months ago and I downloaded the wrong one (was 32-bit and I'm on Windows 7 x64)

:: Lyon :: said,
"adding 64-bit support to iTunes" ?
I thought it's been there for ages? I remember downloading iTunes a few months ago and I downloaded the wrong one (was 32-bit and I'm on Windows 7 x64)

Yeah, for Windows. Not for Mac. Sorry, should have been more clear.

:: Lyon :: said,
"adding 64-bit support to iTunes" ?
I thought it's been there for ages? I remember downloading iTunes a few months ago and I downloaded the wrong one (was 32-bit and I'm on Windows 7 x64)

It was only a 64bit driver but the application itself remains 32bit - the iTunes 10.4 for Mac is a 64bit drivers and 64bit application.

Its out already for windows. Altho if you use x64 windows (and want 32 bit as well), I had to use XP mode to get it. Then copy it to Win 7 x64. Since it kept coming up with x64 Itunes. It didnt matter what 32 bit browser I used

Altho, I probably wont install Itunes (used to use it), since I use Win7 now (I didnt before). Unless I want to sync contacts to my Ipod

PaulAuckNZ said,
Its out already for windows. Altho if you use x64 windows (and want 32 bit as well), I had to use XP mode to get it. Then copy it to Win 7 x64. Since it kept coming up with x64 Itunes. It didnt matter what 32 bit browser I used

Altho, I probably wont install Itunes (used to use it), since I use Win7 now (I didnt before). Unless I want to sync contacts to my Ipod

Thats good to know.

Hopefully they make this available for Windows soon. When it does, I hope it improves the overall speed of iTunes; so slow at times.

harjeet said,
Hopefully they make this available for Windows soon. When it does, I hope it improves the overall speed of iTunes; so slow at times.

haha nice one kid

harjeet said,
Hopefully they make this available for Windows soon. When it does, I hope it improves the overall speed of iTunes; so slow at times.
It would be welcomed and I probably would use it, but what I would really want is an iTunes 'slim' type of program that is lightweight and will only allow me to edit and organize my music (since thats all i use my iPod for)