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Difference Between 64-Bit and 32-Bit iTunes

64-Bit vs 32-Bit iTunes

iTunes, one of the popular Apple products, is a digital media player that helps you organize and play music as well as video files. Apple released it in January, 2001, and since then it has been updated multiple times. Apple has tied iTunes with the contents of iPod, iPhone and iPad. Other than playing audio and video files, iTunes can connect to Apple iTunes Store from where you can download audio files, videos, movies (purchase or rent), ringtones, television shows, apps, and games for iPod, iPhone, and iPad.

iTunes 64-bit provided the following bug fixes:

It resolved the issue pertaining to syncing of iPad with iTunes.

It made syncing photos in iPad, iPhone, or iPod faster.

It helped in improving the overall stability and performance.

It works on Windows Vista 64-bit and Windows 7 64-bit, but still it does not work on Windows XP’s 64-bit edition.

Differences between 64-bit and 32-bit iTunes:

The 64-bit version of iTunes is similar to the 32-bit version with additional libraries and drivers that have been compiled to run in a 64-bit environment.

The transition from 32-bit to 64-bit iTunes has no impact on the data files – be it PDFs, music files, videos, or movies. Everything remains intact.

In fact, the 64-bit iTunes has an installation program that was created to overcome some compatibility issues with the 32-bit setup process running on Windows Vista and Windows 7.


1.Using iTunes, you can download music files, videos, and movies. You can also rent movies, buy television shows, and ringtones.

2.All the apps, be it applications or games, can be downloaded from App Store using iTunes. Later you can transfer these apps to your iPod, iPhone, or iPad as per your needs.

3.ITunes is available under the 64-bit version of Windows Vista and Windows 7 since January, 2008.

4.The transition from 32-bit to 64-bit iTunes has no impact on the audio and video.

5.iTunes 64-bit fixes the issue of unresponsive iTunes when syncing up with iPad. Also, it has helped in solving the stability and performance issues with the earlier version of iTunes.

6.The syncing up of photos on iPod, iPhone, or iPad is no longer a tedious and time-consuming task. There is an improvement in the home sharing feature of iTunes.

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