iTunes is favoured by millions and it is expected that a new version of iTunes, which was expected to release back in October, should release to those millions sometime today the 29th of November. Apple delayed the release of iTunes 11 due to the redesigned media player taking longer than expected to get it right.
A report by iPhone Download Blog has it that the delay in getting iTunes 11 out there was classified as ‘unspecified engineering issues’ something that required parts to be rebuilt. However on checking as of yet iTunes 11 still isn’t available to download, but then as we are in the UK, it is somewhat early in the day, so iTunes 11 could pop up later.
Digital music distribution service Feiyr advised their member last week that iTunes 11 was on its way and should release with new photo galleries, and redesigned artist pages, whilst Apple’s iTunes 11 promotional page also the new iTunes will feature improved iCloud integration, a new library, expanded views, and a new mini player amongst others.
Apparently the new iTunes also boasts extra features like an Up Next feature that allows the user to queue songs, a Preview History button so you can check on all the media you have sampled, and In the Store recommendations.
Of course as there are just two days left in November, if Apple slips delivering iTunes 11 today they could always push it out on the 30th and still be in November, otherwise it could slip over into December, which would be a tad embarrassing for Apple, as a further delay could suggest Apple is becoming unreliable.
Naturally no one knows exactly what time Apple will make iTunes 11 available to download, but as most Apple software is released at about 13:00 EST, that’s the time Apple released iOS 6, one could expect it to happen about then, but of course that time isn’t set in stone.
There has been some suggestion that iTunes 11 is just a redesign, however there is a possibility that it could be a completely new code written from scratch, but we’ll just have to wait until Apple delivers iTunes 11 to know for sure.
Are our readers eager to be able to download iTunes 11, and will you be disappointed if it doesn’t surface today?
UPDATE: iTunes 11 is now ready to download