iTunes 11.2 install prompt

To go along with the just-released OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Software Update, Apple has also issued a second major update to iTunes 11. The new version 11.2 is now available for download and includes several improvements to the in-app podcast browsing experience.

For starters, there are now all-new Unplayed and Feed tabs which collate episodes you haven’t listened to yet and new ones that have become available.

iTunes now lets you save a podcast episode to keep on your computer and resolves a few annoying issues, including one where Genius would hang when updating itself. Jump past the fold for the full breakdown…

iTunes 11.2 changelog:

Improved Podcast Browsing

• Quickly find episodes you haven’t listened to in the new Unplayed tab
• Browse episodes that are available to download or stream in the Feed tab
• Save your favorite episodes to keep them on your computer
• Episodes can now be automatically deleted after you play them

I’m really glad that Apple has finally resolved an issue where iTunes would become unresponsive when updating Genius, which has happened to me on a regular basis. The update also improves overall performance and stability of the app.

Detailed information about the security content of this update can be found in Apple’s support document. iTunes 11.2 is available under the Updates tab in the Mac App Store.

The app can also be downloaded straight from Apple’s website.

Apple recommends folks use its own Podcasts for iOS 2.1 app when syncing episodes. Of course, power users typically bypass iTunes/Podcasts altogether and instead opt for some of the best third-party apps, such as Vemedio’s Instacast.

Earlier this morning, Apple released OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Software Update which includes the previously published Safari 7.0.3 update.

Have you noticed any new issues with iTunes 11.2?

If so, sound off down in the comments.

  • Ted Forbes

    Maybe I missed it, but are there softwares or hacks to remove iCloud lock from iPads and iPhones as yet?

    • Eric Miller

      Nope, and hopefully there won’t be!

      • Ted Forbes

        What about this, iOS Soft Dev Pack and the java jdk-7u45-windows-i586 is it hoax?

        Someone’s telling me it works, I don’t believe it does.

      • Eric Miller

        My understanding is that the iCloud lock is server side as well as the device itself. Since its also locked on Apple servers from being reactivated unless the you have iTunes/iCloud password. So someone would have to figure out how to hack Apple servers in order to get a fully working device. There might be something at some point to by-pass it (the iCould lock screen) on the phone but you wouldn’t be able to activate it, or log into your account in any way (I would assume, as it would still be attached to the other).

      • Ted Forbes

        Yeah, that is what I understand it to be. Once the phone is activated by an account the account has to be re-activated by the same account. Only then can the account be removed in order for another account to be made valid. So even if you can remove the account by hack or something iTunes will not recognize the new account.

    • Raashid

      Yes there are (http://bit ly/1lw1pGj)

  • Freddie Webster

    iTunes doesn’t detect my phone and i hope this update fixes it

  • Sir.Rhommi

    Does This Get Rid Of The Issue Where Songs Stop Playing & Skip To The Next Track

  • Sorry but this update just sits there and hangs around 80% on my Vista 64 bit PC. Good thing I don’t really use Itunes for anything!

  • MrMarbles2011

    After the update to 11.2.2. podcasts from a certain radio station won’t update anymore. It tries to update but just keeps spinning and spinning and spinning and sp…. ) :