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Apple Releases iTunes 11 with Simplified Player, Redesigned Store, and More

In line with yesterday's report, Apple has just released iTunes 11 to the public. The new software brings a number of enhancements including a redesigned store, simplified player, and new iCloud features.
- Completely Redesigned. iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. You'll love the beautiful edge-to-edge design, custom designs for each album, movie, or TV show in your library, and getting personal recommendations any time you click in the Store.

- A New Store. The iTunes Store has been completely redesigned and now features a clean look that makes it simpler than ever to see what's hot and discover new favorites.

- Play purchases from iCloud. Your music, movie, and TV show purchases in iCloud now appear inside your library. Just sign-in with your Apple ID to see them. Double-click to play them directly from iCloud or download a copy you can sync to a device or play while offline.

- Up Next. It's now simple to see which songs are playing next, all from a single place. Just click the Up Next icon in the center display and they'll instantly appear. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like.

- New MiniPlayer. You can now do a whole lot more with a lot less space. In addition to showing what's playing, MiniPlayer now includes album art, adds Up Next, and makes it easy to search for something new to play - all from a smaller and more elegant design.

- Improved search. It's never been easier to find what you're looking for in iTunes. Just type in the search field and you'll instantly see results from across your entire library. Select any result and iTunes takes you right to it.

- Playback syncing. iCloud now remembers your place in a movie or TV show for you. Whenever you play the same movie or episode from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV, it will continue right where you left off.

The software is currently available through Software Update in the Mac App Store, and Apple should be updating its iTunes pages shortly.

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85 months ago
Well ladies and gentelmen. It's here.

Start your complaining! :D

Just kidding...

Please don't :o
Rating: 62 Votes
85 months ago

OMFG... Installing 10.7 back :mad: This ***** is simple as the iPad version :eek: :confused:

You get the overreaction award.
Rating: 51 Votes
85 months ago
It brings a new icon.

Rating: 38 Votes
85 months ago

OMFG... Installing 10.7 back :mad: This ***** is simple as the iPad version :eek: :confused:

It's not like they haven't had a preview page up on the website for ages showing you what it would look like or anything:rolleyes:.
Rating: 37 Votes
85 months ago

Amazes me people are so trigger happy in upgrading to such a substantial update / overhaul. Think I'll hold off for a few days to see if there are any issues.

if it wasn't for people like us then you would never know if there are issues.
Rating: 34 Votes
85 months ago

Finally! Thank God!

Just called in and checked with Apple, and the confirmed that it's not that serious.
Rating: 31 Votes
85 months ago
I'm so excited, I think I need to poop!
Rating: 23 Votes
85 months ago
Not so fast, certain words are reserved as follows:

Snappier = SAFARI
Does it blend? = Any hardware
Rating: 22 Votes
85 months ago
And yes you can STILL IMPORT CD's:D
Rating: 18 Votes
85 months ago

Well, considering the comments above, it really seems like this new version is an iOSified piece of ****.

Flawed list view, dual-column track list (an UI nightmare when you want to have a fluid list of your artist's songs), non-collapsible iTMS arrows, no iTunes DJ, no Cover Flow and so on...tough to accept.

you just going to troll all day? i mean you sit around moaning about it before it's released, then moan more once it's out, and after a couple hours of a few issues people have, legitimize your moaning into even more complaining?

Rating: 15 Votes

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