Am I the only one who thinks iTunes 11 looks like crap?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kindakrazy, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2012
    California, USA
    First off I am a huge apple fan and love almost everything they do. Heck I used to work for them (great, great company to work for!). Some might say I am holding onto the past. But is this really the design change that we all needed. Yes cover flow is gone and it was useless so good riddance. But lets look at some of the cons...

    1. iTunes store...the home page looks like it took every piece of content it had and then puked it onto my screen. How is this neat, simplistic and modern?

    2. Edit: Oops

    3. The search function has also taken a step back. Previously when you would search through your library it would give you the results instantly. It no longer does this. Requiring an extra click or key stroke.

    While these all seem like small things they do take away from what apple is trying to do.

    Before I get flamed, I do want to say that I do like many of the changes made. But the changes I listed above were perfect how they were. They took something useful and then made it a tiny bit less useful. You can see how that could make someone peevish.

    Feel free to share the things you love or add to my list of things you hate!
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2010
    I'm an Austronaut
  3. macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2010
  4. macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2012
    It's still extremely poor for cataloging classical music
  5. macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    I like it better than iTunes 10. Actually, I like it better it enough it may get me to get an apple TV and switch from dlna for streaming.
  6. macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
  7. macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2012
  8. macrumors 68040


    Apr 10, 2008
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion. You are certainly not the only one, but I do think you are in the minority.

    I personally like it very much. I think its sleeker and a hell of a lot faster...... You can always change a few settings and make it look alot like itunes 10 but still maintain the faster less bloated feel.

    As for the iTunes store, I have to admit it did look a little crowded. But I rarely ever go into iTunes on my computer, usually get any content from my iOS device so it wont really bother me.
  9. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    I kind of like the new UI; though it's going to take a little getting used to, I think I will adjust to it just fine.
  10. macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    I like itunes 11 very fast and working very well a lot better then the old version
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    Mr. McMac

    Dec 21, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    I'm kind of on the fence really. I like the new look, but not liking there's no album art in the lower left hand corner when I have in the sidebar showing in the songs view. I'm going to have to get used to it I guess...
  12. macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2011
    I like the new look, find the store really quick too, lot quicker than before, the only thing i find is that album art when scrolling is slightly delayed i spose thats cos i use an external hard drive for my music
  13. macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2007
    The computer based app is a vast improvement, but the store is hideous.
  14. macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2005
    Lansing, MI
    I love it, but I think it does look better on retina displays. The switch to Helvetica looks a little odd on non-retina displays.
  15. macrumors 68020


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    Looks a little blurry to me, still I haven't got a retina display to compare it with. Other than that it seems fine to me, just enabling the side bar to make it work like 10.7. It feels much smoother to navigate around.
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    Nerdy Keith

    Jun 5, 2012
    Dublin, Ireland
    We might as well be using ****** Windows Media Player. It looks boring. I actually liked the Cover Flow, it gave it a more unique stylised look to it. Now it just looks like its trying to be WMP. For what reason, I do not know or care to known.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2010
    Oh no you're not the only one. I fu**ing hate v11. Just installed it and had an immediate Windows 3.0 flashback (20 years ago for the youngsters). User-friendliness : vanished into thin air. Previous versions of iTunes presented a complete overview. This overview has now disappeared and we're back at a load of individual tabs. Forget about the easy drag and drop as well. iPhone/iPad/iPod now presented in a separate menu as well - integration of the i-devices with your Mac/PC is gone. In previous versions you could transfer purchased items from your i-device to iTunes through a simple right-click, can't see any possibility to do this in v11 (possibly there is one, but not very apparent, haven't found it yet). So if you're comfortable with versions upto v10 and don't wish to be parachuted back into the 80s then DO NOT install v11. I'm personally stuck with v11 as a previous "downgrade" made me lose all my playlists/apps/tones and do not wish for that to happen again.
  18. macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2008
    Czech Republic
    I don't like the new font - I believe it is Helvetica Neue. Lucida Grande was better and more legible.

    And what I don't understand the most is the icons in the sidebar. So at first they desaturate all of them and now they put all the colours back?! Huh? :confused:
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    Phil A.

    Apr 2, 2006
    Telford, UK

    View / Show Sidebar will pretty much get you back to the way 10.x looked (including right click on devices and transfer purchases)
  20. macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2012
  21. macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    Maybe I'm misunderstanding, but 11 still provides instant and dynamically updated search results as you type in the search box in the upper right of the application window. In the store or local library.
  22. macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2008
  23. macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    I personally love the new iTunes! I think you are in the minority on this one.
  24. macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2012
    Unlike Maps, I doubt iTunes 11 is going to get any senior management sacked.
  25. macrumors demi-god


    Nov 7, 2009
    Irvine, CA
    I do not like the new mini player. You got more functionality from the old one in a smaller space.

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