From a music player, iTunes has grown to become a platform where you can find movies, songs, and apps, then sync and transfer them across Apple devices – iPhone, iPod, and iPad. What’s more, iTunes is available for Windows 7 and later editions, making it easier to shuffle and transfer your playlists to other devices.
More importantly, you can use iTunes to update to the latest iOS using your computer.
iTunes Latest and Older Versions
In March, Apple launched Ver. 18.104.22.168 of iTunes. It’s the latest update with minor app and performance improvements. This is just one of the many updates under Version 12 that was launched in 2014.
Each version has specific hardware and software requirements for the app to run smoothly and work well with the computer. And these system requirements vary if you have MacOS or Windows. These requirements are set forth in the download page for iTunes.
As to iPhones, iPads, and iPods, they have corresponding Mac/Windows systems requirements and minimum versions of iTunes running:
- For example, iPhone X and iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have 12.6.3 or 12.7 as minimum version. iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have 12.3.
- iPad Pro in 10.5 and 12.9 inches have Version 12.5.1.
- The sixth generation iPod Touch has at minimum Version 12.2.1 in Mac and 12.1.3 in Windows.
To get the latest version, go to the official iTunes website. There’s a separate download for Mac and Windows computers.
If you intend to update your other Apple devices, connect your device to your computer and launch iTunes. Go to > Select your device > Summary > Check for Update.
For older versions of iTunes, there’s a bunch of them available for download at the official Apple website. You can look up iTunes-old to get a list of these older versions.