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BryMD's picture
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iTunes??!!

Just discovered that Apple just removed the link for iTunes 12.6.0 with extended support for iOS App Store.

As such, just created a page here at the Garden with the most important milestone last-release versions of iTunes that I personally have kept for posterity (being a Mac OS 9-Tiger-Yosemite kind of guy Tongue ). I'm sure other versions could and should be added (eg. last versions for 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.5, as well as iTunes 1.0.x).

Anyway, here's the page:
http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/itunes/

Feel free to add more milestone releases, and, of course, a more comprehensive description Tongue

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cbone's picture
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Thanks, Bry.. good watching out, man! Wink

mrdav's picture
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Thank you for your uploads and catching versions before they become hard to find. However, versions 12.5.5 and 12.6.0 were released in 2017, 9.2.1 was released in 2010 and 8.2.1 was released in 2009. These all break the 10 year rule so I have removed the page for the time being. Version 2.0.4 that was on the page as well is OK but that already has its own page and so is still available for download. The other downloads are still on the server and will be made available as the 10 year rule becomes satisfied in each case.

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No worries, mrdav. As long as they are safe on the server, I'm all good Wink

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Thanks for the heads-up. I didn't know they had updated this. The Windows installers are still listed, but you can find the link for the Mac one by searching for iTunes12.6.5.dmg.

I don't know why Apple removed the Mac link. It's no longer compatible with Mojave but there's plenty of people who can't or won't be running that.

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Is the 10-year rule a useful or sensible construction for software that was freely distributed? And maybe in particular, old versions of software for which the current version is freely distributed? Would hosting such software be really any different from hosting updaters and demo versions of software that isn't otherwise qualified to be hosted here?
I understand the wish to be cautious and fair to the authors, but isn't this a little different?

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Think the devil is in the details there. I doubt most of us have fine-combed the iTunes EULA, and I'm almost certain there's something in there on delimitation of re-distribution. And if there is such a thing, we've just opened the door to Apple's lawyers. Highly doubt Apple would bother even if we opened the door, but better safe than sorry Wink

At least all last-versions of iTunes I had lying around are safe in the Garden-vault until time runs out...

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iTunes 12.6.4.3 can still be officially downloaded from this Apple Support document.