iTunes 11 Reported to Release Today, November 29th
Following a delay due to “engineering issues,” which forced the company to rebuild select areas of the new program’s code, Apple is rumored to release its next-generation iTunes 11 as soon as Thursday, November 29, 2012. The news comes in from a report from The Wall Street Journal
and if true, Apple’s release of the new software would be roughly one month later than originally planned.
The information comes in a WSJ
profile on Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue. For those of you who didn’t know, Cue is the head of Apple’s iTunes group who recently took over iOS Maps and Siri after former iOS Chief Scott Forstall was ousted from the company.
Apple previously announced in October that iTunes 11 would be pushed back from the date it was set to debut but failed to offer an explanation for the delay. At the time the Cupertino California company just “wanted to take a little extra time to get it right.” Spokesman Tom Neumayr said that the new iTunes would roll out sometime in November but didn’t provide any additional information.
Speculation points towards iTunes 11 to sport a clean, iOS-inspired user interface with tighter integration with other Apple services such as iCloud. We’ll find out later in the day if the report provides accurate information.
Source: The Wall Street Journal