iTunes 11 Finally Available for Download
After a month of being delayed
due to the hopes of making the release as bug-free and great as possible, and acting in agreement with yesterday’s rumor
of an iTunes 11 release today, iTunes 11 is now finally available for the public to download and enjoy for both Windows and Mac OS X.
iTunes 11 gets a new application icon with the same color scheme as the Mac App Store icon. The whole application receives a facelift, as well, making the whole iTunes store look much cleaner. iTunes 11 now also allows you to play your music, movies, and other purchases from iCloud without the need to have it downloaded to your iTunes library, however you can still download the files to your computer to play while offline.
More interesting features include an “Up Next” feature, which gives you the ability to see what is going to be playing next by clicking on a new button. There is also a redesigned mini player for listening to music, a new playback syncing feature, and an improved search too. The playback syncing means you can start a movie on one device, and iCloud will remember where you left off so you can continue it on another device.
The iTunes 11 update requires an Intel Mac running OS X 10.6.8 or later, with at least 400MB of free storage space. You can download the new iTunes 11 from this link
, or you can launch Software Update on your Mac from the menu, or via Apple Software Update on a Windows machine. Download times will vary depending on your Internet performance.