If you’ll be so kind as to open up your Software Update, Mac users, you’ll find that iTunes 9.2.1 has been released.A few days after iTunes 9.2 hit the pipes in order to enable iPhone 4 syncing, Apple’s software team has pushed out the first “minor” update since with 9.2.1,which provides a number of bug fixes and new features to keep iTunes trucking.
iTunes 9.2.1 provides a number of important bug fixs,including
- Disables older versions of some incompatible third-party plug-ins
- Addresses minor issues with dragging and dropping items
- Addresses a performance issue when first syncing to some devices with iTunes 9.2
- Addresses an issue upgrading to iOS 4 on an iPhone or iPod touch with encrypted back-ups
- Addresses other issues that improve stability and performance
- other general speed issues that users were reporting.
iTunes 9.2.1 comes with several new features and improvements,including syncing with iPhone 4, synchronization and reading books on iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4 and iBooks 1.1, organizing and syncing PDF documents as books for reading in iBooks 1.1, organizing apps on your iOS 4 home screens using iTunes, faster backups while syncing iPhone and iPod touch with iOS 4, and album artwork improvements to make artwork appear more quickly when exploring the library.
The most interesting change made to iTunes 9.2.1 is that it will disable “older versions of some incompatible third-party plug-ins.” However,Apple hasn’t provided any details as to which plug-ins are incompatible with iTunes 9.2.1.
The update doesn’t appear to be showing up for everyone just yet, but it is also available for download directly right on the Apple website.iTunes 9.2.1 requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later to run, just like iTunes 9.2. You can update via Mac OS X’s Software Update feature, or from Apple’s support Website.
Feel free to toss your impressions of the new builds in comments below.