The latest macOS 10.14.2 Mojave update also evidently updates iTunes to version 126.96.36.199 and I have questions.
The previous version of iTunes was 188.8.131.52. Was there ever a 12.9.1.x release? I never had it.
Speaking of version 184.108.40.206: it was originally part of one of the Mojave betas and then installed by the final release of Mojave 10.14. Is there no stand-alone installer for this version?
Is there a stand-alone installer for version 220.127.116.11?
Is this how we are to get iTunes updates now? Via operating system updates? If so, why? And isn't it rather extraordinary?
UPDATE (December 8, 2018, 1:02PM): This Apple doc declares "iTunes comes bundled with macOS. To get the latest version of iTunes, update the software on your Mac". And "If you can’t update to macOS 10.14 Mojave, you might still be able to get some updates for iTunes (up to iTunes 12.8)." (h/t Peter Cook.)