Apple Releases iTunes 11.0.3 with Updated MiniPlayer, Various Improvements

Released in late November 2012, Apple today updated iTunes to version 11.0.3. The new version, available through the Mac App Store's Software Update panel, brings a redesigned MiniPlayer, an improved songs view, support for multi-disc albums, and performance improvements.

The biggest change of iTunes 11.0.3 is the new MiniPlayer. Sporting a progress bar, the MiniPlayer now also comes with a larger artwork view that can be activated by clicking on the artwork thumbnail in the bottom left corner. The new artwork view will turn the MiniPlayer into a widget reminiscent of desktop music controllers like Bowtie and CoverSutra, with the usual controls to adjust volume, hide/view Up Next, and access an additional contextual menu. In the image above, you can see a composited screenshot of the new MiniPlayer views.

iTunes 11.0.3 is available now on Software Update and through Apple's website.