It took hours if not the better part of a day for Apple to finally release iTunes 12.2 to some users — c’est vie! Better late than (*cough*) buggy? We’ll see about that. Also, OS X 10.10.4 Combo Update, which some people prefer because it papers over previous updates and, some believe, provides a smoother, more stable update experience.
• OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 Combo Update (download)
— Improves networking reliability
— Improves Migration Assistant reliability
— Addresses an issue that prevented certain external monitors from functioning properly
— Improves the reliability of upgrading iPhoto and Aperture libraries to Photos
— Improves reliability when syncing photos and videos to iCloud Photo Library
— Addresses an issue that caused Photos to quit unexpectedly after importing Leica DNG files
— Resolves an issue that could delay outgoing email messages in Mail
— More details about this update
— Security details
• iTunes 12.2
— For You: Get playlist and album recommendations you’ll love, selected just for you based on your musical tastes. The more you listen, the better For You gets.
— New: Discover the best new music, handpicked by our music editors. Explore mixes created just for activities like exercising, or find great handcrafted playlists in a wide variety of genres. With Apple Music, you’ll always have the perfect soundtrack for any occasion.
— Connect: A single place to connect with your favourite artists. See thoughts, photos, music, and videos shared from your favourite artists. You can comment on or love anything an artist has posted, and the artist can respond to you directly.
— Beats 1: Tune in to Beats 1, broadcast live from cities around the globe. Enjoy music, interviews, exclusive radio shows, and the best of what’s going on in the world of music. Beats 1 — worldwide and always on.
— Apple Music Radio: Radio has been completely redesigned. Play from Featured Stations, where our music experts hand select every song you hear. Or, start a new station from any artist or song. In addition, it’s now easy to quickly return to your favourite stations with Recently Played.
— My Music: Find all your music in one place, including iTunes purchases, music you’ve imported from CD, and now songs from Apple Music.
— iTunes Store: The iTunes Store is still the best place to buy your favourite music — one song or album at a time.
— Also available for Windows
To listen to Apple Music and Beats 1, you will need iTunes 12.2. Surprisingly, iTunes 12.2 only requires OS X 10.7.5 or later…