Still Running OS X Yosemite? Beware, iTunes 12.8.1 Breaks Safari

Apple this week launched iTunes 12.8.1 for OS X Yosemite as much as macOS High Sierra. The minor replace resolves a subject matter that averted iTunes from streaming media to third-party AirPlay audio system, and comprises different minor enhancements.

However, any individual working OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 in particular must keep away from updating to iTunes 12.8.1 for now, as customers around the Forums, Twitter, Reddit, and Stack Exchange document that the replace someway breaks Safari 10.1.2, the most recent model of the browser for OS X Yosemite.

After updating to iTunes 12.8.1, some customers have encountered the next error message when opening Safari on OS X Yosemite:

Safari can’t be opened as a result of an issue.

Check with the developer to verify Safari works with this model of Mac OS X. You will have to reinstall the applying. Be positive to positive to put in any to be had updates for the applying and Mac OS X.

One person on Stack Exchange believes that the iTunes 12.8.1 replace would possibly replace /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework to a model incompatible with Safari 10.1.2, however the reason isn’t totally transparent. We’ve flagged the problem with Apple and requested if and when a repair might be to be had.

In the intervening time, workarounds come with the use of an alternate browser comparable to Firefox or upgrading to a more moderen macOS model — in fact, the ones nonetheless the use of OS X Yosemite most likely do not need to or can not improve. Updating to iTunes 12.9 isn’t imaginable on OS X Yosemite, as that model is best suitable with macOS Mojave.

We’ll replace this text when a repair is to be had.

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