November 29, 2012
iTunes 11 Released

Best title (though obvious) is from Techcrunch: iTunes — It Goes To 11. (In Design, If Not Performance.). I had a feeling it was coming today, and raced to upgrade. If you’re not a crazy apple person you might want to wait to see if there are any early adopter woes.

Yes, after much delay (about a month), iTunes 11 is here today. And yes, it is one of the biggest overhauls of the media management service yet. Perhaps the biggest. And yes, it is now better positioned to compete in the era of the cloud. And yes, they even made the icon a bit better.

Overall, there’s a lot to like in this new iTunes. It certainly feels new and looks great. Several annoying processes in the older versions have been streamlined, with search and the Up Next area being particularly amazing. And the iCloud elements no longer feel tacked-on — I doubt I’ll ever keep my entire library of media on a computer again.

Personally the thing I’m looking forward to most is improved performance and the ability to queue up a song to play next (welcome to 1999 Apple).

Posted by Arcterex at November 29, 2012 11:11 AM