Announced alongside the iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPod nano at Apple’s September 12 media event, iTunes 11 features deeper iCloud integration, a completely redesigned interface and a host of other features and improvements.
In a statement released yesterday, Apple said that they, “wanted to take a little extra time to get it right” and that they now expect their flagship media player to be released, “before the end of November”. The new comes straight after the company announced a reshuffle of their leadership which saw Scott Forstall and John Browett shown the back door and their responsibilities taken on by Eddie Cue and Jony Ive.
Since its announcement, Apple have previewed the new iTunes on their website, showing off a cleaner, simpler look, a new MiniPlayer, a redesigned iTunes store and deeper iCloud integration for syncing both purchases and play/pause points in movies and TV shows.
The full statement from Apple reads:
“The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right. We look forward to releasing this new version of iTunes with its dramatically simpler and cleaner interface, and seamless integration with iCloud before the end of November.”
We’ll have all the details on iTunes 11 when it launches next month, so keep checking back to find out all the details.