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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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AppleCare Representatives Receiving Prerelease Builds of iTunes 11 Ahead of Public Launch




With Apple said to be launching its revamped iTunes 11 "as soon as" today as the company rushes to meet its already-postponed goal of a November release, 9to5Mac reports that AppleCare support representatives are currently being seeded with prerelease versions of the new software.
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It is unclear if these builds point to a release today, as the WSJ predicted, and if they are the final versions. Either way, with AppleCare employees getting their hands on the new app, we're expecting a launch soon.
The new iTunes brings a substantial overhaul, including a revamped player, a redesigned store based on the layout currently seen in on iOS devices, and new iCloud features for streaming media and syncing progress.

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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Oh come on, out with it already
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...and now the influx of people asking for a leaked copy.
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"Coming in December"
This, along with iOS 6.1. Sigh, Apple. Get it together!
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HA! Apple just proved you wrong!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:33 AM   #8
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Good. They need someone to test their products before they're released.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:35 AM   #9
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On my Windows 7 PC, it take about 30 seconds for iTunes to load. Has to be one of the worse pieces of software Apple has ever built. I'm crossing my fingers on this "overhaul".
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:37 AM   #10
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It will be released tomorrow. I called Apple and they told be that.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:37 AM   #11
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:38 AM   #12
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If AppleCare is just getting it then they have to be trained, which means there is no way it's being released today.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:38 AM   #13
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in other words. Not out today.
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On my Windows 7 PC, it take about 30 seconds for iTunes to load. Has to be one of the worse pieces of software Apple has ever built. I'm crossing my fingers on this "overhaul".
I'm assuming this loading speed has something to do with the whole "Windows 7 PC" thing. My Mac loads iTunes just fine.
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I'm assuming this loading speed has something to do with the whole "Windows 7 PC" thing. My Mac loads iTunes just fine.
No, Apple doesn't know how to make good PC software. Or they just don't care.
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No, Apple doesn't know how to make good PC software. Or they just don't care.
Exactly! Been like this forever on PCs.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:41 AM   #17
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So iTunes is still going to be the one-stop shop for Apps, Movies, Books, Radio, Ringtones, iTunes U, Podcasts etc.?

Makes sense (kind of) for the PC, but it doesn't if you look at the route apple is going down with reflecting changes in iOS.

I wonder how long until iTunes stops supporting Snow Leopard. We'll be in that situation where older versions of Windows are supported but not older versions of Mac OS X
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No, Apple doesn't know how to make good PC software. Or they just don't care.
So just like how MS doesn't know how to make mac software
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I'm assuming this loading speed has something to do with the whole "Windows 7 PC" thing. My Mac loads iTunes just fine.
Yeah, on my Mac, load time is fine. I have 2 Window machines at home and the load times on each for iTunes is horrible.
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I'm assuming this loading speed has something to do with the whole "Windows 7 PC" thing. My Mac loads iTunes just fine.
iTunes is bloatware on Windows. It's fine on OS X (but the UI is clunky). That's also been my experience with the software.
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I'm assuming this loading speed has something to do with the whole "Windows 7 PC" thing. My Mac loads iTunes just fine.
Same. My Mac loads iTunes from fresh in the first bounce of the dock icon, so about a second.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:43 AM   #22
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in the event this gets delayed again, "before the end of december", apple thinks its acceptable to set unreliable dates, and inform its passionate, long term loyal customers, at the last minute of each release date that its delayed?
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Not sure if this points to anything but I just tried to buy an iTunes card at my local Tesco and it wouldn't complete the transaction.

This could just have been coincidence, something not working at Tesco or iTunes end but I've never had this problem before.

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Every single person complaining in this thread about a potential delay would be back here moaning if it was released before it was ready.

Just accept that it will be released when the developers are happy with it and your experience will be better.
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