Apple After Steve Jobs

Sure, iTunes 11 looks as if it was way more friendly than previous versions of iTunes. But while those previous versions were at least honest about their complexity, iTunes 11 isn’t. iTunes’ user interface used to promise a complex application, and then deliver one. iTunes 11 promises a simple app, but delivers the opposite.

Lukas Mathis

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iTunes 11. Available. At long last.
Is it faster with large libraries and many hundreds apps updates waiting? Yep. Pretty much faster.
Is the iDevice management better? Yes. Love it. 
Is discoverability of content better? Not really. But I like having the Store closer to my music and content.
How is iCloud integration better than in previous iTunes? Not really different. Except for playback position syncing between devices.
Is iTunes Match playlists management better and more stable? Seems the case.
No more: coverflow? iTunes DJ? Less is more…
I love iTunes 11. 

iTunes 11. Available. At long last.

  1. Is it faster with large libraries and many hundreds apps updates waiting? Yep. Pretty much faster.
  2. Is the iDevice management better? Yes. Love it. 
  3. Is discoverability of content better? Not really. But I like having the Store closer to my music and content.
  4. How is iCloud integration better than in previous iTunes? Not really different. Except for playback position syncing between devices.
  5. Is iTunes Match playlists management better and more stable? Seems the case.
  6. No more: coverflow? iTunes DJ? Less is more…

I love iTunes 11. 

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JFMartin

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. The new iTunes has been delayed a month by engineering issues that required parts to be rebuilt, according to people who have seen it.

The Wall Street Journal. Hum… rebuilding part of iTunes just a month before its release? Reality must be a bit for complex than that.

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Source The Wall Street Journal