Apple has released a new update for iTunes along with iOS 10.2.1, macOS 10.12.3, watchOS 3.1.3 and tvOS 10.1. The iTunes update was released for both Mac and Windows.

iTunes version 12.5.5 update — which follows iTunes 12.5.4 — packs no major features and delivers minor "bug fixes and performance improvements." It was pushed out some hours after Apple released updates for its major platforms.

The newly released update for iTunes is available for download from the software update feature in the Mac app store. The update weighs 116 MB and can be downloaded for Windows platform using "Check the Update" feature in the iTunes help menu.

Apple last updated iTunes in December 2016 with some substantial additions. The December update included support for Apple's new TV app and also upgraded Touch Bar support for the latest MacBook Pro.

Apple iOS 10.2.1 Update

According to Apple's release notes, the iOS 10.2.1 update fixes bugs and security issues and weighs 72 MB. The latest update has been pushed out as an OTA update and can be installed through the software update function in the Settings menu. The update can also be downloaded by connecting your device to iTunes on a desktop or laptop.

It is rumored that Apple is developing the first beta version of iOS 10.3 which may include a "theater mode." The version may get released in the later part of January.

macOS Sierra 10.12.3 Update

The macOS Sierra 10.12.3 update was released on Jan. 23, along with Apple Watch, Apple TV and iTunes update. There hasn't been reports stating any new features, suggesting that Apple focused this update on bug fixes and performance improvements.

In the release notes, Apple shares that the macOS Sierra update will include improved automatic graphic switching on the 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro model. The update also resolves encoding issues on Adobe Premier Pro Project along with Touch Bar. This enhancement will be implemented on both the 13-inch and 15-inch 2016 MacBook Pro models.

watchOS And tvOS Updates

The bevy of updates released by Apple on Jan. 23 include Apple Watch and Apple TV updates. Apple Watch users can install the watchOS 3.1.3 update via the official watch app on iPhone. It is recommended to keep the watch within the range of the iPhone for successful installation of the update.

The exact changes brought in by the watchOS update are not known, but it can be presumed that it is meant for fixes like messages, Maps, notifications and more.

The tvOs 10.1.1 update developed for the fourth-generation Apple TV packs in no significant changes. It seems that the TV update is mainly a maintenance one, which can be downloaded through the Software Update feature via the Settings menu. 

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