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  • iTunes 11 Expected to Receive Major Overhaul With iCloud Integration


    iTunes has remained very much unchanged in appearance since it was released back in January of 2001. Now it appears that iTunes is about to get a whole new look with version 11. According to a report coming out of iDownloadBlog, iTunes 11 is expected to receive a complete overhaul in September and will more than likely be released along side iOS 5 and iCloud.

    According to iDownloadBlog, “From what we’re hearing, the UI would be much more cleaner and “slick.” iCloud is also going to be more closely integrated with iTunes. Rather than the iTunes Store being essentially a web browser, the Store will actually be integrated into the entire app— much like Spotify is currently.”

    “We’re also hearing that iCloud backups will be integrated into iTunes. This means if you back up your iDevice to iCloud, that same backup will be stored locally on your computer. Also, app data from iCloud will be synced closely with iTunes. For example, if you beat a level in Angry Birds, that level data will be synced to iCloud and then to your iTunes library.”

    When iTunes was first released, it was a dedicated jukebox program that fulfilled a single purpose. The first few versions of iTunes didn’t even include an online music store. In 2003, Apple released iTunes version 4 and introduced the world to legal online music downloads. Over the years, however, Apple has expanded iTunes to include more and more features.

    iTunes now sells movies, television programs, apps, books, podcasts, audio books and even offers colleges an easy way to distribute information to students though iTunes U.

    With the successful launch of Mac OS X Lion, Apple may feel that the time has come to give iTunes a much-needed overhaul. Hopefully, Apple will see fit to bring back a little color to the sidebar with version 11 though.

    Source: iDownloadBlog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iTunes 11 Expected to Receive Major Overhaul With iCloud Integration started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. 240v's Avatar
      240v -
      and hopefully they make itunes faster on PC
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by 240v View Post
      and hopefully they make itunes faster on PC
      It runs fine on my PC... But better (of course) on my mac

      On a side note though if only itunes had the UI like Zune. I think Zune has the best UI for music (with all the animations and artist bio that shows when a song is playing).