Download iTunes 12.12.6 Offline Installers With Support For M2 iPad Pro

Apple has updated iTunes to version 12.12.6 for Windows, while it remains at version 12.8.3 for macOS. Read this post to download iTunes’s latest version with support for the latest iPad.

Download iTunes 12 12 6 For Windows

If you are a Windows user who loves Apple products, then we have good news for you! Apple has released iTunes version 12.12.6 for the Windows operating system which you can install right now using the direct download links given below.

This update includes some backend performance improvements, but the highlight is its support for the upcoming M2 iPad Pro which is to be released on 26th October 2022.

Without further ado, let’s continue to download the new iTunes.

Download iTunes for Windows

Before you download iTunes for your Windows PC, make sure it meets the minimum requirements to run iTunes:

  • Hardware

    • PC with a 1GHz Intel or AMD processor with support for SSE2 and 512MB of RAM.
    • To play standard-definition video from the iTunes Store, an Intel Pentium D or faster processor, 512MB of RAM, and a DirectX 9.0–compatible video card is required.
    • To play 720p HD video, an iTunes LP, or iTunes Extras, a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor, 1GB of RAM, and an Intel GMA X3000, ATI Radeon X1300, or NVIDIA GeForce 6150 or better is required.
    • To play 1080p HD video, a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor, 2GB of RAM, and an Intel GMA X4500HD, ATI Radeon HD 2400, or NVIDIA GeForce 8300 GS or better is required.
    • Screen resolution of 1024×768 or greater; 1280×800 or greater is required to play an iTunes LP or iTunes Extras.
    • 16-bit sound card and speakers.
    • Internet connection to use Apple Music, the iTunes Store, and iTunes Extras.
    • iTunes-compatible CD or DVD recorder to create audio CDs, MP3 CDs, or backup CDs or DVDs (songs from the Apple Music catalog cannot be burned to a CD).
  • Software

    • Windows 11 or Windows 10.
    • 64-bit editions of Windows require the iTunes 64-bit installer.
    • At least 500MB of available disk space (just for the app alone)

If your computer satisfies these conditions, then you can continue to download iTunes.

Direct Downloads

Click on the direct download links given below to download iTunes 12.12.6 according to your OS architecture:

Download iTunes 12.12.6 for Windows x64

Download iTunes 12.12.6 for Windows x86

From Microsoft Store

Alternatively, you can also download the latest iTunes for Windows through Microsoft Store. Even Apple’s website redirects you to Microsoft Store when you are looking to download iTunes for Windows

Here is how to install iTunes for Windows from Microsoft Store:

  1. Open the iTunes Microsoft Store page in any web browser and click Get in Store app.

    Get iTunes from Store
    Get iTunes from Store
  2. When asked for permission, click Open Microsoft Store.

    Open in Microsoft Store
    Open in Microsoft Store
  3. Microsoft Store will now open with the iTunes page in front of you. Click Get.

    Get iTunes for Windows
    Get iTunes for Windows

iTunes will now begin to download and install on your Windows PC.

Download iTunes for Mac

Before you download iTunes for your Mac, make sure it meets the minimum requirements to run iTunes:

  • Hardware

    • Mac computer with an Intel processor.
    • To play 720p HD video, an iTunes LP, or iTunes Extras, a 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor is required.
    • To play 1080p HD video, a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor and 2GB of RAM is required.
    • Screen resolution of 1024×768 or greater; 1280×800 or greater is required to play an iTunes LP or iTunes Extras.
    • Internet connection to use Apple Music, the iTunes Store, and iTunes Extras.
    • Apple combo drive or SuperDrive to create audio, MP3, or backup CDs; some non-Apple CD-RW recorders may also work (songs from the Apple Music catalog cannot be burned to a CD).
  • Software

    • macOS version 10.11.4 or later.
    • 400MB of available disk space.

If your computer satisfies these conditions, then you can continue to download iTunes.

Direct Downloads

At the moment, the latest iTunes version available for macOS is 12.8.3. Click on the direct download links given below to download iTunes 12.8.3 for your Mac device:

Download iTunes 12.8.3 for Mac

From Apple

Alternatively, you can download iTunes for your Mac devices directly from Apple’s website.

Simply open the website in any web browser and click the Download button.

Download iTunes for Mac
Download iTunes for Mac

Install iTunes on Windows

Installing iTunes on your Windows PC is pretty straightforward – just like any other software. Follow these steps to install iTunes on your computer:

  1. Download the setup from the given links/methods above and then execute the downloaded package. This will launch the installation wizard.

  2. On the welcome screen, click Next.

    itunes install 1
    Proceed with installation process
  3. On the next screen, select your preferences, choose a language for iTunes, and then click Install.

    itunes install 2
    Select preferences and language before installing iTunes
  4. iTunes will now begin installing on your PC. When it completes, close the wizard.

    itunes install 3
    Close iTunes installation wizard
  5. iTunes will now run automatically for the first time. Before you can do anything else, you must first accept the licensing agreement.

    Accept license agreement 3
    Accept license agreement

You can now finally begin using iTunes on your Windows computer and even connect your brand-new M2 iPad Pro.

itunes interface
iTunes 12.12.6 interface

Uninstall iTunes from Windows

If you’d like to remove iTunes from your Windows computer in the future for whatever reason, you can simply uninstall it like any other software.

From Control Panel

If you used the direct download link to download and install iTunes, then you can use this method to remove iTunes from your Windows PC. However, if you installed it from Microsoft Store, then you need to see the method given in the next section below.

  1. Open the Programs and Features Control Panel applet by typing in appwiz.cpl in the Run Command box.

    appwiz
    Open Programs and Features
  2. Here, right-click on iTunes and then click Uninstall from the context menu.

    itunes uninstall 1
    Uninstall iTunes
  3. If asked for confirmation, click Yes.

    itunes uninstall 2
    Confirm action
  4. iTunes will now be removed from your computer. However, additional components may have been installed on your PC alongside iTunes if you used the direct download link, which includes the following:

    • Apple Software Update
    • Bonjour
    • Apple mobile support for iTunes

    If so, you might need to uninstall them individually using steps 2 & 3 above.

From Settings App

If you installed iTunes from Microsoft Store, then you may not see it in the Programs and Features applet. Thus, you must use the given method below to remove it from your PC:

  1. Navigate to the following:

    Settings app >> Apps >> Installed Apps
  2. Here, search for “iTunes,” and then click on the ellipses (3 dots) in front of it.

    Expand iTunes from Settings app
    Expand iTunes from Settings app
  3. Now click Uninstall from the expanded menu.

    Uninstall iTunes
    Uninstall iTunes
  4. When asked for confirmation, click Uninstall again.

    Confirm action 4
    Confirm action

This will now remove iTunes from your computer.

Closing Words

To some, iTunes for Windows does not make sense. Some people believe that if you are going to be using Apple devices like iPads and iPods, might as well get a Macbook instead of a Surface device. However, everyone has their own preferences and needs.

An individual might be used to the Windows operating system but likes having the features Apple offers on its tablets. This is why Apple has taken into consideration all types of its audience and designed an updated iTunes for the Windows operating system with support for its latest products.

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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

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