Although the new version of Apple's iTunes software supports the upcoming AppleTV device and includes an improved album-sorting feature, it does not yet address all compatibility issues with Microsoft's Windows Vista. The new version fixes several issues, but a few outstanding issues remain and Apple is working with Microsoft to finish the job, according to Apple spokesman Derick Mains.
Ejecting an iPod using the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the Vista system tray can still result in a corrupted iPod; Apple recommends that users always eject their iPods within iTunes. Also, iTunes does not work on 64-bit flavours of Vista (or XP for that matter) and contacts from the Windows Address Book may still not sync properly to iPods. Apple does not have an exact time frame for when the remaining issues will be corrected, Mains said.