If you were wondering where iTunes 11 was, youâre not alone. With one day left in October, it was coming down to the wire on Appleâs promised delivery date. Now, Apple says it is delaying the release of iTunes 11 in order to âget it rightâ.
Hereâs the statement Apple has given to All Things D:
The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right. We look forward to releasing this new version of iTunes with its dramatically simpler and cleaner interface, and seamless integration with iCloud before the end of November
Apple had promised that it was going to be here âin Octoberâ back at the iPhone 5 event. The update is a âground up reworkingâ of the kludgy software that many feel is one of the worst pieces of Appleâs software puzzle. It is expected to include tighter integration with iCloud, a redesigned album and music browsing experience and a new user interface.
The previous version of iTunes has taken a lot of flack for being slow and awful to use. It was originally introduced by Steve Jobs as a part of Appleâs Digital Hub strategy, which featured the iMac as the central repository of all of your media. Since that time, connected devices like Appleâs iPod touch, iPad and iPhone have made the cloud the new hub, rather than a physical computer. The refactoring of iTunes to be more iCloud friendly will take advantage of that trend and hopefully alleviate a lot of the bloat while itâs at it.
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