iTunes 13 Wishlist

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  1. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502

    logicstudiouser

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    Since I don’t think one has been created yet, I thought I would start a thread.
    What would you like to see in the next major release of iTunes?

    I think they need to:
    - come up with a better user interface
    - better search
    - higher audio quality support for iTunes Match
    - higher audio quality purchase downloads
    - customizable genius mixes
    - new Genius playlist notifications
    - iTunes store alerts for new music from favourite artists
    - detect and apply metadata and artwork for CD and digital imports that match iTunes Store
    - faster syncs with iOS
    - sidebar and iTunes store menu changes (much fewer clicks before iTunes 12 came along)
    - improved podcast and iTunes U sections
     
  2. freeman1899, Apr 14, 2017
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    freeman1899 macrumors newbie

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    I hope iTunes on Mac gets broken into peaces like on the iPhone.
    Music, Videos (possibly also replacing QuickTime), iTunes Store, Podcast, iOS Administartion Tool
    That would result in simpler programs with a better userinterface.

    And the next big thing is performance. It takes iTunes several seconds of thinking time to open the Artists page on my Mac. (EDIT: Lag on Artist page is gone with 12.6.1.25)
     
  3. iDento macrumors regular

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  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

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    • Go back to the interface of iTunes 10. (I REALLY hope whoever designed and approved the cluster f*** that is iTunes 12s GUI has been fired!)
    • Put some colors back into the app, like iTunes 9.
    • Fix iOS syncing. It hasn't worked properly for me since iTunes 10 (Or 9?).
    • Fix Audible audiobooks syncing. You have to play the file in iTunes before it will sync. Just a second is enough.
    • Fix filtering. It is extremely slow now, and if you switch between playlists, you have to re-filter every single time. Oh, it worked in iTunes 10!
    • Remove Apple Music from the app.
    • Give me a MUCH better overview of Audiobook syncing. I can see a list that displays 8 files at a time, even though I am sitting on a 27" screen. Not fun when you have 500+ books.
    • Fix adding cover art to audiobooks. Some times it works. Some times it does not, with an emphasis on fail without any feedback.
     
  5. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    Native FLAC support, including on iPod/iPhone

    Yes, I could convert to ALAC, but that's ****ing unelegant and takes time, so what's Apple's excuse?
     
  6. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    I guess I am with those folks that preferred the look/feel of earlier versions of iTunes and also wish Apple would expand what could be played by iTunes (and on our i devices). Well since Apple has taken on the role of late as "just another company" it would make sense that their media app would be "just another app" and nothing to write home about. What a pity.
     
  7. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    I am so happy that iTunes 10.4.1 still runs on my Mac (at 10.12.4). I keep a copy of the latest iTunes around for store stuff, and sync to new devices, but for listening to my music, iTunes 10 beats the pants off 12... And it hardly ever suggests that I buy something.
     
  8. Bubble99 macrumors 6502

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    What Apple should have with new iTunes.

    ===ability to copy to folder on your computer.
    ===be able to customizable your layout
    ===go back to the older user interface
     
  9. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    I remember back in the "cat" days, how much more pleasant it was to go into iTunes. It was a friendly app. While I do understand that new features might be added, some if not all could have been added into the older interface quite easily. For some damn reason, many companies seem to think that adding new features must accompany a morphing of the overall interface which is pretty damn stupid given people don't want to have to figure things out each time but maybe just ease into some new features or reworked older features that have new tricks within. The latest business model here seem to suggest "Apple is just another company" as reflected by their software, abandonment of software and much of their hardware choices. Maybe its just me (and a hell of a lot of other folks) but Apple just isn't fun anymore, doesn't "just works" anymore and yet we continue to pay the "Apple tax" to play.
     
  10. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a

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    Surely iTunes must be put out to pasture soon? It's time for an Apple Music app (that also houses your personal library), a Videos app (handling rentals, purchases, TV shows etc), Podcasts app (in line with their rebranding), combine Audiobooks with the Books app and probably a dedicated iOS syncing app which can comunicate with the other apps (or push the syncing aspect to the iOS device itself). iTunes is from a bygone era c2005 when it dealt with music, syncing said music to your iPad and tentatively dipping a toe into movies and tv shows.
     
  11. phrehdd macrumors 68040

    phrehdd

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    Sad that what was a nice app became what you have pointed out.
     

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