Apple this week released iTunes 7.1 for Mac and Windows. Besides providing support for the new Apple TV product, it now offers a new full screen Cover Flow and improved sorting options to let you decide how iTunes should sort your favorite artists, albums, and songs. Apple also released QuickTime 7.1.5 which delivers numerous bug fixes and addresses critical security issues.
Apple’s official word on Windows Vista support has been updated — to the effect that the Windows version of iTunes 7.1 addresses compatibility issues with Vista, but that Apple “is actively working with Microsoft to resolve a few remaining known issues.” Those issues have to do with ejecting iPods using the laughable Windows “Safely Remove Hardware” feature, displaying graphics incorrectly, and a lack of synchronization with Windows Address Book. Also, don’t expect iTunes to run on 64-bit editions of Windows, including Windows Vista and Windows XP x64. I covered some tips on getting around these problems in a previous entry.