As the new iTunes was announced to roll out by late October, Apple recently announced that the official release of the new iTunes 11 will be moved to November, with “getting it right” being cited as the primary reason.
Initially announced during the official unveiling of the iPhone 5 and the iOS 6 last September, the new iTunes is showcased to be a redefined media hub, one that comes with features integrated for enhanced iOS 6 functionality along with new enhanced features made to benefit end user experiences.
As Apple had been on the dot with its queue of product releases in the iPhone 5, the iPad Mini, the new iPod Nano and iPod Touch, the announced delay of the new iTunes comes out of sync with the way Apple had been steady rolling out new products this year.
In a report by All Things D, Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr is quoted to say that, “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 its dramatically simpler and cleaner interface and seamless integration with iCloud before the end of November.”
As an entertainment software suite, the new iTunes is said to come with an enhanced user interface, with enhanced support for music/movie libraries and iCloud integrated features.
Enhanced playlist authoring and editing is also said to be one of the new iTunes’ more notable features, along with the supported features of a mini-player.
Given the recent string of internal changes happening within Apple’s organizational structure, different speculations have delved into the prospect of these internal changes being the actual cause of the delay.
Matched with how badly received Apple Maps had been by the general Apple crowd, it appears that Apple isn’t taking any chances of seeing the new iTunes blow up in their face.