Apple has been busy working on iTunes 11 which is the next version of their popular desktop music player and media library application. Originally, iTunes 11 was expected to be launched at the end of October and as we wait here today on October 31st, Halloween, there is no sight of this app.
It turns out that Apple has delayed the launch of iTunes 11 until the end of November, indicating that the company needs more time to polish off the application. Essentially, according to Tom Neumayr from Apple, the company needs more time to develop a cleaner user interface, simplify its usability and allow for better integration with iCloud. In terms of how long these updates will take, Neumayr states that the launch will be delayed until the end of November.
We first heard about iTunes 11 back in September when the Cupertino company held their iPhone 5 launch event and at that time, we were told that the new version would be available in October and that it would come with a series of new features and enhancements. Apple is usually pretty good about keeping their products on schedule, especially after they have officially announced its launch, so it is interesting to hear about these delays. We’ll have to wait until November to see if the wait was worth it.