iTunes 11.4 Released with Support for iOS 8 Syncing

Sep 9, 2014 - 4 Comments

iTunes Apple has released iTunes 11.4 for OS X, the new version is required for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to sync and function properly after updating those devices to iOS 8, making it a highly recommended download for all Mac users.

Mac users can find the iTunes 11.4 update available through the Software Update mechanism of OS X, and all iTunes users can also find the update available through the iTunes application itself.

The release notes bundled with the installer are very brief and aside from mentioning the addition of iOS 8 syncing support, it’s unclear if there are any other new features or improvements brought to iTunes 11.4.

iTunes 11.4

Updating to the newest version of iTunes should be considered a necessary part of preparing for iOS 8. While users can still update to iOS 8 using the OTA mechanism on their iPhone and iPad hardware, the new version of iTunes will be required to sync the devices with their computers for local backup and computer-based management purposes.

Apple has announced that iOS 8 will be released to the public on September 17, but developers registered with the iOS developer program will find the iOS 8 GM build is already available as a download through Apple servers.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iTunes

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  1. Sonny says:

    These notices of updates would be much more useful if they included the size of the update. Some of us must manage bandwidth.

  2. ungars says:

    This version is a huge disaster :
    https://bugreport.apple.com/problem/viewproblem : 18310036 Duplicate of 18306667 (Open) ==>

    Summary:
    Launch iTunes 11.4 and have messages “Error Failed to create replacement string”
    (thousend messages)

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1) Launch iTunes 11.4 ( I have 10.6.8)
    2) See Logs in Console

    Expected Results:
    No error messages

    Actual Results:
    10/09/14 21:12:18 imac-de-xxx/Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes[2202] user Error Failed to create replacement string
    10/09/14 21:12:18 imac-de-xxx/Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes[2202] user Error *** process 2202 exceeded 500 log message per second limit – remaining messages this second discarded ***

    I am under 10.6.8 and I have deleted the extension “AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext” in “/System/Library/Extensions” then download and reinstall iTunes 11.4 : same problem.

    Messages during installation :

    11/09/14 21:12:07 imac-de-xxx com.apple.kextd[15] com.apple.kextd Error Can’t load //System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext – no code for running kernel’s architecture.
    11/09/14 21:12:07 imac-de-xxx com.apple.kextd[15] com.apple.kextd Error Failed to load //System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext – (libkern/kext) requested architecture/executable not found.

    I compare the content of AppleUSBAudio.kext :

    AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext

    total 0
    0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 29 jul 22:48 ./
    0 drwxr-xr-x 235 root wheel 7990 11 sep 21:10 ../
    0 drwxr-xr-x 6 root wheel 204 29 jul 22:48 Contents/

    ./Contents:
    total 16
    0 drwxr-xr-x 6 root wheel 204 29 jul 22:48 ./
    0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 29 jul 22:48 ../
    8 -rw-r–r– 1 root wheel 3202 29 jul 22:48 Info.plist
    0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 29 jul 22:48 MacOS/
    0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 29 jul 22:48 _CodeSignature/
    8 -rw-r–r– 1 root wheel 473 29 jul 22:48 version.plist

    ./Contents/MacOS:
    total 128
    0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 29 jul 22:48 ./
    0 drwxr-xr-x 6 root wheel 204 29 jul 22:48 ../
    128 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 63024 29 jul 22:48 AppleUSBEthernetHost*

    ./Contents/_CodeSignature:
    total 8
    0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 29 jul 22:48 ./
    0 drwxr-xr-x 6 root wheel 204 29 jul 22:48 ../
    8 -rw-r–r– 1 root wheel 3668 29 jul 22:48 CodeResources

    …with the content of “AppleUSBAudio.kext” :

    total 0
    0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 26 fév 2010 ./
    0 drwxr-xr-x 235 root wheel 7990 11 sep 21:10 ../
    0 drwxr-xr-x 11 root wheel 374 14 avr 2012 Contents/

    ./Contents:
    total 48
    0 drwxr-xr-x 11 root wheel 374 14 avr 2012 ./
    0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 26 fév 2010 ../
    8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 28 14 avr 2012 CodeDirectory@ -> _CodeSignature/CodeDirectory
    8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 31 14 avr 2012 CodeRequirements@ -> _CodeSignature/CodeRequirements
    8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 28 14 avr 2012 CodeResources@ -> _CodeSignature/CodeResources
    8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 28 14 avr 2012 CodeSignature@ -> _CodeSignature/CodeSignature
    8 -rw-r–r– 1 root wheel 3199 8 jui 2011 Info.plist
    0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 14 avr 2012 MacOS/
    0 drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 26 fév 2010 Resources/
    0 drwxr-xr-x 6 root wheel 204 14 avr 2012 _CodeSignature/
    8 -rw-r–r– 1 r

    MISSING FILES IN “AppleUSBEthernetHost.kext” !!!!!!

    Version:
    iTunes 11.4 under OS X 10.6.8

    Notes:

    Configuration:
    iTunes 11.4 under OS X 10.6.8
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2 Ghz / 1 Go 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

  3. Pieter says:

    We need LOCAL SYNC for Caalendar, Tasks/Remiinders, Contacts AND also NOTES! I have replaced my iPhone 5 with a Huawei from China and my MacbookPro for a Linux one AFTER the unthinking Apple folks took away local sync. Apple cost 55% MORE here in South Africa. Only 16% of the African continent’s 1.1036 billion people have BASIC Internet, very expensive and only in specific places but we WORK in the bush, in the desert and in the forests for months on end. Where is your iCloud? Then, back in the city, your iCloud corrupted calendar, contacts and notes! What were you thinking?? Did your staff even go to school? Their ideas speak of acute IGNORANCE!!

    Go visit sites such as http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm. Even though outdated, it shows that 2/3 of the world has NO CLOUD. But we DO use computers!

    Taking away local sync had made Apple IRRELEVANT and Apple made us lose money by firstly let us pay too much, then we sold at a loss and had to buy alternative systems.

    Teach your staff top READ and get GENERAL KNOWLDGE.

    There is a HUGE world outside of Cupertino!!!

    • Gerp says:

      Local sync is available in new versions of iTunes, that is why you should update. You do not need iCloud to sync iPhone with new versions of iTunes.

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