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iTunes 11 delayed until late November

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Today, October 30, CNET reports that Apple will delay iTunes 11 until the “end of November.” At its iPhone 5 event in September, Apple announced an iTunes 11 release timeframe of late October.

Tom Neumayr, an Apple spokesman told CNET: "The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right. We look forward to releasing this new version of iTunes with it's dramatically simpler and cleaner interface, and seamless integration with iCloud before the end of November."

The new interface contains some of the biggest changes since iTunes launched. The new look will center on the visual with album covers that expand to the song level. Many hints of the changes can be seen on iOS devices as the App Store made some of these adjustments with iOS 6.

Along with a new look, users can expect a revamped mini player that will allow you to search for songs, artists, and albums without needing to open up the full view of the application. This will help save time and keep things simple for users.

While the visual changes and deeper iCloud integration would be great sooner than later, it is better to make sure it is working well rather than rolling out a subpar update. Apple needs to move forward with positive experiences for its users rather than just experiences. Hopefully, this is that step forward.

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