iTunes 11 was introduced back in September during the iPhone and iPod event. Since then, it was delayed from its originally announced October launch to some uncertain date in November. In difference with previous updates, this radical departure includes more iOS 6 like interface, and deeper, tighter iCloud integration.
With some major changed needed to be made with the previous iTunes version, the reason for the announced delay was explained to be following: “iTunes 11 was taking longer than expected to get right”. The estimated delay was suggested to be “a month by engineering issues that requires parts to be rebuilt”.
It is widely believed that Apple will honor their new launch window and ship iTunes 11 by the end of this week – that means either today or tomorrow. With Eddy Cue, initially been in charge for iTunes, the iTunes Store, and the App Store, now given Maps and Siri as well, services have become the most critical part of Apple these days, delivering unsuccessful user experience lately. So with the whole iOS world looking forward to the new iTunes to finally arrive, let’s hope the extra time spent on it was spent productively