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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lancastor, Sep 25, 2011.
What do you think? Is the next release the completely UI revamped iTunes 11?
im pretty sure apple will release itunes 11 as it was rumored
I don't think its going to be a complete UI revamp, pretty much the way the beta is now is what we're going to get.
But I do think it will be iTunes 11.
I can't see Apple releasing a 10.X version of iTunes on it's 10th anniversary (well, 10th year since it was launched in January 2001)
I'm saying iTunes 11. Hopefully a new UI and it'll obviously be built around full iCloud integration, similar to how 10.5 is at the minute.
I think 10.5 will come out in October. Not sure what'll follow that. I don't understand people who think that it will be 10.6 as devs haven't been testing 10.6 beta, they've been testing 10.5 beta.
the only reason dev's have had 10.5 to beta is purely for iOS 5 related stuff. it's entirely possible there's 11 in internal testing to be released, with new UI or features or whatnot.
As said above, the "iTunes in the cloud" integration is the only reason devs have a beta of 10.5. Back in September 2010 when Apple released iTunes 10, that was the first anybody outside of Apple had seen of it.
If there a revamped iTunes (which I would like to see), can we please finally get a native 64 bit version for Windows?
That is a good point. That could be why some of the stuff like wifi sync seemed very unstable at best on Windows - it was tacked onto iTunes 10, but is really designed for 11.
Developers are only testing iTunes for the iCloud features.... it's a moot point which version developers currently have, as normally you don't get an advanced copy of an iTunes update.
10.4 is probably more of what iTunes 11 would be without iCloud. It was a total re-write of the app, and I think that's the killer thing about. I don't think we'd of seen that released if it wasn't for wanting to make the iCloud launch smooth and not risk issues. This gives them time to work out kinks (because iTunes is usually fixed based on user feedback, not in a developer preview for a web feature.)
While I don't think iTunes 11 is going to be anything really knew, I wish it would be. It's grate they re-wrote the app to be 64 bit cocoa for Lion, but iTunes is a pile of bloated crap.
They really need to work on making is a better media player instead of constantly focusing on the stores element of it. They need to make iTunes do a better job with larger libraries, make it more responsive, and make random mode actually be more random. iTunes gets no love in the world as a media player. Spotify does a better job and I've kind of quit using iTunes unless I want to buy something.
I do not use iTunes itself as a media player much, but I do use it heavily as a media organizer and use smart playlists a lot. In fact, I don't think I have any non-smart playlists that I sync. I also have a large library because I have not just music, but videos, podcasts, audiobooks, audio lectures.. a lot of different things in there that I want to access on my iPhone, iPad, ATV.
However, I agree that it is very bloated, performance at times is abysmal (I have it just sit there and "think" quite often), and no native 64 bit version for windows.
The problem is there is no competing product that does what iTunes does with media management and smart playlists. if Google did put out something that would likely get me to jump right there, but they don't. I have the beta for google music and it isn't even close to the functionality of iTunes.
An Itunes rewrite is badly needed.