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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Apple Releases iTunes 11 with Simplified Player, Redesigned Store, and More




In line with yesterday's report, Apple has just released iTunes 11 to the public. The new software brings a number of enhancements including a redesigned store, simplified player, and new iCloud features.
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- Completely Redesigned. iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. You'll love the beautiful edge-to-edge design, custom designs for each album, movie, or TV show in your library, and getting personal recommendations any time you click in the Store.

- A New Store. The iTunes Store has been completely redesigned and now features a clean look that makes it simpler than ever to see what's hot and discover new favorites.

- Play purchases from iCloud. Your music, movie, and TV show purchases in iCloud now appear inside your library. Just sign-in with your Apple ID to see them. Double-click to play them directly from iCloud or download a copy you can sync to a device or play while offline.

- Up Next. It's now simple to see which songs are playing next, all from a single place. Just click the Up Next icon in the center display and they'll instantly appear. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like.

- New MiniPlayer. You can now do a whole lot more with a lot less space. In addition to showing what's playing, MiniPlayer now includes album art, adds Up Next, and makes it easy to search for something new to play - all from a smaller and more elegant design.

- Improved search. It's never been easier to find what you're looking for in iTunes. Just type in the search field and you'll instantly see results from across your entire library. Select any result and iTunes takes you right to it.

- Playback syncing. iCloud now remembers your place in a movie or TV show for you. Whenever you play the same movie or episode from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV, it will continue right where you left off.
The software is currently available through Software Update in the Mac App Store, and Apple should be updating its iTunes pages shortly.

Article Link: Apple Releases iTunes 11 with Simplified Player, Redesigned Store, and More
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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Well, about time! I was thinking it would be delayed again until 6.1 in December.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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Finally! Thank God!

EDIT: First impression: It's nice, but ugh, going full-screen in video still blacks out my other monitor.
EDIT2: They removed the Visualizer. o.o. At least on the Windows version. I'm updating my Mac now to see if it has the same thing.
EDIT3: They still have the Visualizer in both Windows and Mac versions. On the Mac, nothing's changed. On Windows, you can either press CTRL+T like always, or click on to the top left button and then click on "Show Menu Bar," and then proceed like you used to.

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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Woohoo. Hopefully it lives up to the speculation and won't have many issues.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:10 PM   #5
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Downloaded and installed. Soooo sexy and fast! New icon, too!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:10 PM   #6
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Well ladies and gentelmen. It's here.

Start your complaining!

Just kidding...

Please don't
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:10 PM   #7
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Per a comment in another thread:

Stoplight yellow and green operate per a normal OSX window, the little bar on the top right is now the convert to mini player control.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:10 PM   #8
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:10 PM   #9
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In before an "it's snappier" comment.
at 198mb it cant be that much snappier
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:10 PM   #10
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:11 PM   #11
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It brings a new icon.

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:11 PM   #12
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Oh, good. In a week or 2, I'll download it.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:12 PM   #13
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Downloading now! and there install new icon
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:12 PM   #14
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at 198mb it cant be that much snappier
I hopped in here to kvetch about exactly that.

And yet I'm still pretty excited to try it out, heh. I make myself sad sometimes.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:12 PM   #15
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First complaint: The gradient on the 'now playing' bar seems too...'steep' and not very..."Apple".

Edit with more thoughts: It does feel like a non-Apple app...maybe its a new design direction they are taking. It just feels a lot 'bolder' and 'darker' than other apps - certainly nowhere near as clean and refined as some Apple built apps, and there are a few inconsistencies such as one of the bars being a completely different gradient when you switch to store pages - it looks a little out of place...almost like a mistake.
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And so itunesgate begins.
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Not so fast, certain words are reserved as follows:

Snappier = SAFARI
Does it blend? = Any hardware
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I like it already - smooth as butter!
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Amazes me people are so trigger happy in upgrading to such a substantial update / overhaul. Think I'll hold off for a few days to see if there are any issues.
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Oh, good. In a week or 2, I'll download it.
I'm risking it now. I do however have a good backup and the iTunes 10.7 installer in case there are issues that make it unusable for me.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:14 PM   #22
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Figures, they release this just as I have to go to class! It's finally here though!!
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It brings a new icon.

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Looks good, but it's a fairly subtle change
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:14 PM   #25
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Yes! Movies and TV shows can be streamed without downloading locally!

Also, you can just select to download iTunes extras to your Mac, without the movie. Awesome!

Loving this so far.

Edit: clicking "Play Movie" on the Extras without having a local copy downloaded also initiates streaming of the movie.
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