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Can anyone else confirm "iTunes Does not put signed iBSS/iBEC in temp folder on 3GS restores"? On my system the ECID signed files were available in the temp folder during full 3.0.1 restore. --CleanAir 18:20, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

I'd also like to know the answer to that as I got the data too on 8.2.1. On a mac if that helps. --sammypwns 02:40, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Do we need to mention Palm Pre with each update?

I don't think we need to mention that each iTunes update breaks Pre sync. First of all, this is the iPhone, not Pre wiki. Pre owners can easily find more relevant information elsewhere. And both Apple and Palm seem to not give up that fight easily, and the cat-and-mouse game will continue until either of the following happens:

  1. Palm finds a method to spoof the iPod with no way for Apple to break it without compromising compatibility with existing iPods.
  2. Apple sues Palm and wins.
  3. USB-IF threatens to revoke Palm's license.

Until then, it'll be fun to watch. --Blackbox 23:11, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

iTunes 64 Bit?

I was under the influence that iTunes updates shortly after snow leopard allowed iTunes to run in 64bit? If so, should that be posted here?--Srts 02:55, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Nope, iTunes has always been 32-bit on both Windows and Mac OS X. --Dialexio 01:04, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
Okay sorry :) --Srts 02:55, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
So uh, why does Apple have a separate 64bit version of iTunes for Vista/7 64bit, if it's only a 32bit program? #noobquestion Beau 20:19, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
The 64 bit version of iTunes for windows is just that, a 64 bit version, I was just wondering if they had made a 64 bit version of the program for their own OS yet --Srts 00:29, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
The "64 bit" version of iTunes for Windows is still a 32-bit application. In fact, both "32-bit" iTunes.exe and "64-bit" iTunes.exe are exactly the same. The only difference are 64-bit drivers for iPhone and iPod and the mini player DLL (that runs inside 64-bit explorer.exe). Blackbox 13:11, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
I'll shut up now. --Srts 00:13, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Apple Application Support and QuickTime

I don't think we need to specify what version of Apple Application Support comes with each iTunes version. The same can actually be said about the QuickTime column as well. I want to remove these two columns… I know that they provide some useful information, but the information doesn't pertain to iOS. --Dialexio 21:56, 22 August 2011 (MDT)

They contain valuable info, but I agree, they don't pertain to iOS like the version does. But arn't they part of the MobileDevice Library, which is part of iOS (somewhat)? --5urd 11:11, 23 August 2011 (MDT)
Nope. --Dialexio 13:24, 23 August 2011 (MDT)
I agree that QT version isn't exactly related to iOS, but occasionally Apple releases iTunes with updated QT while keeping the same iTunes version (see v.,, In that case it's useful to see the QT column. --Blackbox 12:44, 23 August 2011 (MDT)
The comments can simply mention that those particular versions of iTunes were repackaged with an updated QuickTime. --Dialexio 13:24, 23 August 2011 (MDT)

AMDS and ASS Version.

How do I find the AMDS and ASS version? --iAdam1n (talk) 12:45 29 November 2012 (MST)

On Mac OS X, the AMDS version is found in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework/Resources/version.plist. The version is derived from the "SourceVersion" value. (The way I came up with where the periods go came from the same key in's version.plist.) For the Windows version, you need to extract the .msi files from the .exe. (7-Zip can do this.) Browse to the .msi files in Windows Explorer, then right-click on them. Select "Properties," and then the "Details" tag. There should be a field that says something like "Apple Application Support 2.3.2." --Dialexio 15:14, 29 November 2012 (MST)
On Windows, the build section (x.x.x.{THIS}) can be viewed in the installer or in the Add/Remove Programs area. The AMDS and AAS can be retrieved from the registry (I don't know where) or from the MSI as Alex said. --5urd 19:30, 29 November 2012 (MST)

Mac AMDS Version

I want to change the version number that we report for Apple Mobile Device Support on Mac OS X. The version number that we use isn't actually provided in that form, and as it turns out there are slightly different numbers among some versions, which might signify minor changes. (e.g. iTunes 7.3, 7.3.1, and 7.3.2 have some different values for BuildVersion and ProductBuildVersion in version.plist.) I was thinking of using the value of CFBundleVersion, with the BuildVersion appended to the end, so iTunes 11.2.2 would look something like "710.5 (13)." This will require going through each and every release listed, but I don't mind doing that. How does this sound? --Dialexio (talk) 02:58, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

That sounds great. It would certainly be better than it is currently. — Spydar007 (Talk) 15:13, 11 July 2014 (UTC)