Apple is hogging the limelight across the world and as iOS 6 release date nears, iTunes 11 is announced
Apple’s music store iTunes is to get a revamp. Along with new iPhone 5 and iOS 6, Apple is in the final stages of developing iTunes 11. The new version of iTunes is to come with lots of stunning features. Apple is to chip away some outdated and irrelevant features, whereas it will get a set of new things. The new iTunes 11 will add much into the simple and easy access of users to the platform. It will be far easier for users to stream music, download apps and other programs from the modified Apple’s web store. Here is all what you should know about iTunes 11.
A Fresh User Interface: Well, every software overhaul gets some attractive UI changes. Apple’s iTunes web store is also to get a few impressive UI modifications with its forthcoming new version. With new iTunes 11, the line between iTunes and App Store is going to further blur. Apple has made the entire interface simple and easily accessible. One of the key obvious differences is the missing of sidebars. They are not taken away totally, but are just missing from the Grid View. Apple has brought on lots of similar makeovers on the new iTunes 11.
iCloud Integration: Needless to say, exclusive iCloud integration will be the most striking thing with iTunes 11. The new Apple web store is just going to be a window into iCloud. It will automatically track your iTunes purchases and list the items. That is, if you buy a track from iTunes on an iCloud-enabled device, it will appear in your library. Hence, you can enjoy particular tack from any iCloud compatible device out there. This way, you can begin watching a movie on your iPhone and resume it in iPod touch or iPad.
Preview History: Thanks to a new feature called the Preview History, content purchase will be far smoother on iTunes 11. You may preview lots of content like music tracks, TV shows and movies on Apple web store. The new feature keeps a record of all the things. Therefore, you can purchase a track later just going to Preview History. It makes things such easier that you can access Preview History from any iCloud-enabled devices, whether it is an iPhone, iPad, iPod or some Macs.
Facebook Integration: Social media has gained large impetus over the years. Facebook is the leader with more than 800 million users. Thus, Apple has replaced its own Ping social media site with Facebook. Indeed, complete Facebook integration means more business for Apple. Users will be able to see how many of his/her friends have Liked or Commented on a particular content. If they love it, you may also love it and you can buy it.
There is not Facebook alone. The new iTunes is also to provide better Twitter integration. You can directly post content on your profiles on both Facebook and Twitter quite instantly. If you love a track or app, you can share it with your friends on Facebook. More users will see and get the content.
The MiniPlayer: Apple is readying up its new iTunes store with a MiniPlayer for enjoying music. The MiniPlayer gives access to iTunes 11’s new Up Next feature. It also highlights a search button that you can use to pick up the best content from music gallery.
Release Date and Price
The new iTunes web store is to go for public use in October. You will get the software on all iDevices. Like its predecessors, iTunes 11 will also be freely available for Mac and Windows users. You can just download the software to your desktop, which will open you a window to Apple’s rich content and music stores.