Apple has released an update to iTunes, which in part addresses a couple of prominent hanging issues that iOS users have experienced when using the program with iPhone and iPad devices. In addition the update fixes a problem in which video previews in the iTunes store skip during playback.
The update (version 10.2.2) should be available via Software Update, but is also available as a 75-78MB standalone download for OS X and Windows systems. If you do not already have iTunes installed, the latest version can also be downloaded from the iTunes Web site.
The full list of problems fixed are:
- Addresses an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive when syncing an iPad.
- Resolves an issue which may cause syncing photos with iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to take longer than necessary.
- Fixes a problem where video previews on the iTunes Store may skip while playing.
- Addresses other issues that improve stability and performance.
In addition to resolving hanging issues with iOS devices, if you use iTunes on Windows machines, the update addresses a memory corruption security bug with the WebKit framework that could allow for a man-in-the-middle attack and arbitrary code execution.