Apple blesses iTunes 12.3 with much needed two-factor authentication

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While the whole world is busy downloading the latest iOS on their iPhones and iPads, Apple has released iTunes 12.3 with the much-needed two-factor authentication and iOS 9 support.

The security feature is available on both the Mac and Windows versions of iTunes and those who enable the security feature, will be required to provide a PIN code above and beyond the regular iTunes password. Apple has been increasing the security of its products post the iCloud hack in 2014 and ever since incorporated two-factor authentication in many of its products including iMessage and Facetime.

Apple has also improved the accessibility of Apple Music with VoiceOver, and offers several other fixes in iTunes 12.3. The iPhone 6S Plus maker also revealed that the new iTunes now supports iOS 9.

As far as design is concerned, iTunes 12.3 takes cues from OS X El Capitan design elements – Apple’s upcoming update to its desktop operating system. Apple has also incorporated some stability and performance fixes along with some security-related updates in the new release.

iOS 9 update

Ever since iOS 9 was announced, iPhone and iPad owners across the globe have been trying to update their devices with many reporting that they aren’t able to upgrade and their device just shows a message “software update had failed”. Some users are also reporting that they are not even getting the update option.

It seems that the annual update cycle has pushed Apple servers to its limits and with more and more people buying iPhones and iPads the rush to upgrade to iOS 9 may have overwhelmed the servers.