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Apple: iTunes 11 Delayed Until November to “Get it Right”

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Apple has confirmed to The Loop it has delayed iTunes 11 until November:

“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.”

A similar statement was provided to CNET.

Apple formerly announced iTunes 11 was set to debut in October. Time has almost run out but it’s good to hear Apple wants to wait and “get it right”. Below is a demo of iTunes 11 from its September special event:

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  • Olley

    So will the current iTunes recognize my iPad Mini when it arrives this Friday?

  • Yes

  • …and there it is. I have to admit I’m quite disappointed, as I’ve really been looking forward to the “up next” feature, but then again I’ve lived for years without it so what’s another month. As much as I’d like to be using iTunes 11 right now, I think it’s a really good decision on their part to delay the release if it’s not quite perfect. Perhaps they’re learning lessons from the maps fiasco?

  • Johnnygoodface

    That’s the way to go! Take all the time you need! Just don’t wanna endup with another “podcast” 😉 I don’t mind waiting cause I’m sure that with Forestall gone, things might get much leaner now… That’s one of Apple best strenght!

  • DC

    Ditched iTunes for iTools months ago.

    Since then simple drag&drop is a way to sync any files with
    my iDevices.

    Kind of reminded me a joke that the only purpose of Internet
    Explorer is download FF or Chrome…

    Well, hopefully the new version will turn me on

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