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iTunes 11 officially released

Apple has officially released iTunes 11. The new iTunes features a simplified player, redesigned Store, and new iCloud features. A considerably redesigned interface focuses on edge-to-edge designs for albums, movies, and TV shows in the iTunes library, and personal recommendations are available when users click In the Store, which has similarly been simplified visually. Purchases in iCloud now appear inside your iTunes library, and can be played directly from iCloud or downloaded as a copy to sync to a device or play offline. Playback syncing is also a possibility with iCloud, which remembers where you left off in a movie or TV show; iTunes will now continue playing right where you left off, no matter what device you use.

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iTunes 11 features Up Next, a simple way to see which songs are playing next. Up Next enables users to reorder, add, or skip songs at any point. The new, smaller MiniPlayer includes album art, adds Up Next, and makes searching easier. Apple is also boasting improved search within iTunes, as instant results from your library pop up as you type in the search field.  For Mac, iTunes 11 is being updated through the Mac App Store, an iTunes first. Expect some initial downloading time to be followed by behind-the-scenes hard drive grinding as your library is updated in the background after installation.

Notably, the Mac requirements for iTunes 11 are a computer with an Intel Core processor and 512MB of RAM, OS X version 10.6.8 or later, 400MB of available disk space, and a broadband Internet connection; Safari is no longer listed as a required item for iTunes. Windows system requirements are a PC with a 1 GHz Intel or AMD processor and 512 MB of RAM, Windows XP SP2/Vista/7/8, 400 MB of available disk space, and a broadband Internet connection, up from 250MB required for the prior PC version.

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21

I really dug CoverFlow & my simple question is thus- Do any of you more knowledgable folks than me about such things know if there is actually a chance of it being returned at some point in an update or as an add-on? & if not, & I decide I truly miss it enough, is it possible to revert to 10.whatever-that-last-number was?
Thanks so much!

Posted by sweetestbaboon on December 1, 2012 at 5:01 PM (CST)

22

Main issues/complaints:
- Does not count play
- Downloaded music today from iTunes store and changed genre to suit my playlists. When playing iTunes automatically changes genre back to the original genre
- Can’t see anything but list of songs when sorting by songs (Not possible to change to see covers etc)
- No cover flow
Conclusion: Want to go back to previous iTunes issue

Posted by trond on December 2, 2012 at 11:41 AM (CST)

23

i miss the playists being on the right, where i can just drag a song into the playlist, am i missing something? is there a way to get that back?  thank you

Posted by Michael on December 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM (CST)

24

See also my post 23. I have now synced my iPod classic and no album pictures have been added to the iPod even if they are ok in iTunes. This iTunes is a disaster, even bigger than the Apple map…..... :-(

Posted by Trond on December 3, 2012 at 5:38 PM (CST)

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