Apple Releases iTunes 11.0.3 With New MiniPlayer, Improved Songs View, And Multi-Disc Albums

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Apple just released a new version of iTunes that comes with a couple of unexpected new features. The 11.0.3 update includes a new MiniPlayer, an improved songs view, and finally support for multi-disc albums along with some bug fixes.

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New view for MiniPlayer from iTunes 11.0.3 update

The update for the MiniPlayer is by-far the biggest new feature. There’s a new MiniPlayer view that showcases album artwork much more prominently. The new view is quite a bit bigger than the original MiniPlayer view, but you can toggle between the two if you want.

Here are the full release notes on the update:

“This version of iTunes comes with several new features and improvements, including:

  • New MiniPlayer. MiniPlayer now includes a beautiful new view that showcases your album artwork. In addition, a progress bar is now built right into MiniPlayer.
  • Improved Songs View. You can now enjoy your album artwork while in Songs view.
  • Multi-Disc Albums. Albums with multiple discs now appear as a single album.

This update also provides performance improvements when searching and sorting large iTunes libraries.”

The new version of iTunes can be downloaded here.

  • BryanElliott

    This is actually pretty cool. For the first time I’m actually using the mini player.

  • ericmdupont

    What do you mean by “finally support for multi-disc albums”? In 11.0.2, we had support. It was cleaner and the album’s two discs were grouped together, not annoyingly separated into two chunks like it is now (http://cl.ly/P43u).

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