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Apple releases iTunes 12.5.5 with minor performance improvements

Continuing Apple's big day of software releases, the company on Monday issued a minor iTunes update that delivers bug fixes and performance improvements to Mac and Windows users.

According to Apple, iTunes 12.5.5 is a minor update to the company's flagship digital content storefront. Accompanying software release notes fail to mention specific changes, saying only that the download package contains performance enhancements.

The iTunes release arrives just hours after Apple issued point updates for its major platforms, including iOS 10.2.1, macOS 10.12.3, watchOS 3.1.3 and tvOS 10.11. Today's macOS Sierra update incorporates a fix for a Safari bug discovered by Consumer Reports last month that could in some cases lead to severe battery drain.

Apple last updated iTunes in December with a set of fairly substantial feature additions including support for the new TV app, a streaming app hub that serves as a first step toward unifying the over-the-top viewing experience. The December update also brought enhanced Touch Bar support for Apple's latest MacBook Pro.

Apple's iTunes 12.5.5 update comes in at 116MB and can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store.