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iTunes 11 to Launch as Soon as Thursday?

The Wall Street Journal has published a profile of Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, which includes hints about the release date of iTunes 11.

The newest version of iTunes was expected to be released at the end of October. Instead the software was delayed with a new release date pegged at the end of November, and The Wall Street Journal believes it will come out as soon as tomorrow. The reason for the delay was reportedly due to engineering issues.
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.
iTunes 11 is expected to feature a redesign of the user interface in addition to enhanced iCloud integration.

The article goes on to detail Mr. Cue's role as "Mr. Fix-It" at Apple. Cue has taken over some of the most troubled projects at Apple, most recently taking responsibility for Maps and Siri.

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23 months ago
Tomorrow is the day it releases, and tomorrow is the day we see 600 threads appear noted how user X hates this or that feature. *sigh*
Rating: 36 Votes
23 months ago
Hopefully it'll be snappier
Rating: 28 Votes
23 months ago
I hope the delay is time spent polishing it..
Rating: 25 Votes
23 months ago
you mean *as late as* tomorrow.


it was demo'd before the iphone 5 came out for crying out loud.
Rating: 21 Votes
23 months ago
Well if they don't wanna lie it's ether Thursday or Friday
Rating: 18 Votes
23 months ago

Just let me stream my iTunes library to my iPhone/iPad (outside of my Wi-Fi network) and I'll be a happy camper!


You already can do this... iTunes Match!
Rating: 17 Votes
23 months ago
Really? “As Soon As”?

That’s kinda deceptive…
Rating: 11 Votes
23 months ago
Some people seem to be under the assumption these delays would have never happened under Steve.
These people seem to have a very lousy memory.
Do you forget the first version of OS X, and OS X Leopard?
Releasing unfinished software is never a sensible idea; and I'd think this is empathised even more so by the maps debacle.
Sometimes deadlines aren't met, and as frustrating as that is it doesn't mean you should neglect the experience of the product.
Customers were frustrated with the delay of Leopard but I remember the level of excitement when it was released due to the pleasurable experience.
I'd rather wait and be blown away than impatient and experience a buggy piece of crap. As the saying goes "you can't rush art"
Lets hope our patience pays off tomorrow.
Rating: 8 Votes
23 months ago

For the purposes of it being a simple mp3 player and nothing more, this is unacceptable. If all developers were that lazy, we'd require a lot more than 8gb of RAM just to run software.


An mp3 player holding over 120gb of music and gb of album art using up only 200mb of RAM is the definition of optimization. (at the moment, checked, it's 170mb if you disable album art, so that's its base ram value, which is terrific)

I have Sparrow idling using up 120mb of RAM, and Preview open with two 3mb pictures, using up 281mb of RAM somehow.

How a few hundred megabytes of RAM for a robust media app can be considered bloated is beyond me.
Rating: 8 Votes
23 months ago

An mp3 player holding over 120gb of music and gb of album art using up only 200mb of RAM is the definition of optimization.

I have Sparrow idling using up 120mb of RAM, and Preview open with two 3mb pictures, using up 281mb of RAM somehow.

How a few hundred of a robust media app can be considered bloated is beyond me.


You can't reason with people like him.
Rating: 7 Votes

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