The next big update to iTunes was announced at the iPhone 5 event and at the time, it was believed that iTunes 11 would be launched in October. However, this did not materialise. Now, a report by The Wall Street Journal published yesterday, while profiling Apple's senior vice president Eddie Cue, states that Apple could release iTunes 11 as early as Thursday, November 29, 2012.
A report by The Wall Street Journal states, “This week, Mr. Cue faces a test of how well Apple can keep up in online services with the launch of a new desktop version of iTunes, which is expected as soon as Thursday.”
Earlier this month, Apple issued a statement that the new iTunes is taking longer than expected and Apple wants to take a little more time to get it right. It states that it looks forward to releasing this new version of iTunes with its simpler and cleaner interface, and seamless integration with iCloud before the end of November.
Itunes 11 coming really soon
At the Apple event held in September, the company announced the new iTunes for Mac and PC featuring a completely redesigned player, seamless integration with iCloud, and a new look for the popular online music, apps, TV, and movie stores. The new iTunes will feature a simpler and cleaner interface that keeps your favourite iTunes content at the forefront. With iCloud integration, music, movie, and TV purchases made on any iOS devices or computers are displayed in your iTunes library on your Mac or PC. The redesigned iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore have been rethought to make buying content on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC simple.
The redesigned iTunes features a full-window interface on Mac or PC keeping your favourite content in front of you. The new library view makes it easier to view music, TV shows, and movies, allowing you to click on the category of content you want to browse. The expandable album view allows you to see track listings for an individual album, while letting you continue to browse your music library. The new search feature searches across your entire iTunes library, including music, movies and TV shows. The MiniPlayer makes it easy to control your music with a small tool bar; you can skip to the next song or search for something new to play—all without having to open your library. Up Next is a new way to see what songs are coming up and queue songs or albums you want to hear next.
With iCloud, all of your iTunes purchases are in the cloud, and can be accessed from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC or Apple TV. The new iTunes features seamless integration with iCloud, which automatically puts all of your purchases into your library on your Mac or PC, regardless of which device you used to make the purchase. iCloud also remembers where you are in your favourite movies or TV shows no matter which device you’re viewing on.