Apple Delays iTunes 11 Launch

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If you’ve been looking forward to iTunes 11’s big launch this month, you’ll be waiting a little longer. Set for an October release, Apple now plans to push that launch back a month, instead launching the next version of the music software in November.

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“The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right,” Apple’s Tom Neumayr said in a statement to All Things D. “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.”

iTunes 11 was announced at an Apple event in September alongside the iPhone 5. The software adds a number of new features that make the application both easier to use and more social.

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“We created iTunes because we love music and we’re going back to our roots with an incredibly clean design that keeps your music at the forefront,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services shortly after the announcement of the software in September.

At the time, analysts expected Apple to release iTunes 11 alongside the iPad mini.

Have you been looking forward to the updated iTunes? Let us know what feature you're most looking forward to in the comments.

BONUS: What's New in iTunes 11

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Your music library is going to see a redesign in iTunes 11. Browsing is much more intuitive, and can be sorted more carefully based on what you’re looking for in your collection.

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[via AllThingsD]

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