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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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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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...and now the influx of people asking for a leaked copy.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:33 AM   #4
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"Coming in December"
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:33 AM   #5
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Good. They need someone to test their products before they're released.
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It has to come out today or tomorrow, or they are "lying"

That said, I would rather have a polished version of iTunes, and not have it come with the bloat and slowness that the current iTunes has.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:34 AM   #7
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Being a programmer, I hate seeing software getting rushed out. But I am excited for the new iTunes! Hoping all the major bugs have gotten squashed.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:34 AM   #8
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Seeing as how they haven't postponed it again already, I'd imagine it's pretty much good to go. There are only two days left in November anyway, including today.
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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, 11:36 AM   #10
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so its coming today, tomorrow, or getting delayed to december? if apple care people got it today doesnt it usually take at least a week or two for the public to get it to make sure there are no problems?!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:36 AM   #11
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So in other words, we're not getting it today.

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:36 AM   #12
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Well, duuuuuh... I would hope that customer support representatives get it first... and not just 5 minutes before the public...
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It will be released tomorrow. I called Apple and they told be that.
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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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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:38 AM   #17
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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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in other words. Not out today.
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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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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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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".
Takes me all of 5 seconds in bootcamp. Maybe its time to run a TRIM check on your HDD and see if its dying?
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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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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".
3 seconds on mine, well I have an SSD.
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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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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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