Apple delays iTunes 11

Unfortunately, Apple is delaying the release of iTunes 11. Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr told The Loop why today.

“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.”



  • Steven Fisher

    I’m disappointed in the delay, but I’m glad they’re willing to slip the date to make it ready. I don’t want a half-baked iTunes.

  • http://www.andthenpatterns.co.uk Adam Wood

    “dramatically simpler and cleaner interface” – yes please

  • http://thoughtsandstuff.com/ Graham Hall

    Well that stinks. I was really looking forward to this, but I’d rather them take the time to get it right.

    • Guest

      (posted in wrong thread, deleted)

  • http://twitter.com/_martinwolf Martin Wolf

    So, November 30th? :D

    • Steven Fisher

      December 7th!

    • Mark Dalrymple

      November 48th

      • Steven Fisher

        I stand corrected.

  • http://digitizedsociety.tumblr.com/ DigitizedSociety

    I guess not everything is “schedule-driven”.

    • Steven Fisher

      It’d be interesting if this was the real cause of Forstall leaving: a fight over whether to ship an unready iTunes.

  • http://www.tenfingercrunch.com Michael Bartholomew

    Better late than buggy

  • http://www.lazyprogrammers.com Eugene Kim

    Already showing the fruits of the re-org? Apple may be one of the few(only?) companies where a re-org is actually productive.

  • Steven Fisher

    CNET’s Josh Lowensohn is now claiming to have received the same statement. I wonder if they really did, or if they’re just copying without giving credit.

    • http://twitter.com/andrewe Andrew Escobar

      It’s typical for Apple to issue the same short statement to more than one person or news source.

  • Jimmy
  • Canucker

    This is Apple, not RIM. When they say before end of November, it’ll be by Nov 15th. When RIM says by end of November, ask “which year?”.

    • jawbroken

      And when they said it would be by the end of October…?

  • samdchuck

    I was already surprised that they announced it and not released it the same day. Looking forward to the new iTunes though.

  • http://www.theuniversalsteve.com SSteve

    I guess I’m the only person in the world happy with the current iTunes. Version 11 could take another year for all I care. I like having iTunes as the central hub that updates my iPhone and iPad. I live in a rural area with tin-can-and-string Internet speeds so the more things go to the cloud, the worse for me.