RUMOR: iTunes 11 Coming in September, Rewritten from the Ground Up

Posted on August 1, 2011 by

According to a “reliable source” who spoke to iDownload Blog, Apple will release iTunes 11 in September. The source says that the new version will be rewritten from the ground up with an updated UI and better iCloud integration.

From what we’re hearing, the UI would be much more cleaner and “slick.” iCloud is also going to be more closely integrated with iTunes. Rather than the iTunes Store being essentially a web browser, the Store will actually be integrated into the entire app— much like Spotify is currently.

We’re also hearing that iCloud backups will be integrated into iTunes. This means if you back up your iDevice to iCloud, that same backup will be stored locally on your computer. Also, app data from iCloud will be synced closely with iTunes. For example, if you beat a level in Angry Birds, that level data will be synced to iCloud and then to your iTunes library.

I really hope this rumor is true because I’ve thought that iTunes should be rewritten for many years. I’ve never been very happy with the speed of iTunes, and it could definitely use some interface improvements. I’m not getting my hopes up too much though because the last “big updates” to iTunes were Ping and a new icon.

Source: Cult of Mac

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