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  • 60. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    PattyCakez Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Peter Hillman wrote:

     

    That is not true.  They do listen to customer requests, all the time.  If enough people complain about the loss of CoverFlow, they might bring it back.  The iPod Shuffle got buttons after enough people complained about the button-less iPod Shuffle.  Mac OS X Leopard originally lost heirarchial menus in the Dock for folders.  Enough people complained and 10.5.2 restored the feature. 

    They never brought back Rosetta, even when people complained about it being removed in Lion, and there was no reason to remove it at all. I will never get rid of Snow Leopard for this reason alone...

     

    I also think that customer feedback was a lot more likely to be taken to heart when Steve Jobs was there, and he never would have allowed that terrible maps app to be released. =/

  • 61. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    monktrane1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I would just like to add my two cents in support of returning cover flow to iTunes. After installing iTunes 11, I was stunned to see one of my favorite functions completely removed, and have had to reinstall the 10.7 version.  One of the reasons I really like and feel I actually *need* cover flow is that I have an extensive collection of jazz albums, replete with lots of artwork that provides important information on performers.  This is especially important information to have access to when dealing with older jazz albums, in which there were often a different cast of characters with each recording session.  For many of my jazz albums, I linked different art work for different tracks, so that I could immediately see who was performing with whom and on what recording date.

     

    I hope, then, that iTunes will prove itself as responsive to public feedback as some people have suggested in this thread.  Bring back cover flow, O designers of iTunes, at least as an option for listeners who really crave the visual as a complement to the audio experience.

  • 62. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Peter Hillman Level 4 Level 4 (1,150 points)

    PattyCakez wrote:

     

    Peter Hillman wrote:

     

    That is not true.  They do listen to customer requests, all the time.  If enough people complain about the loss of CoverFlow, they might bring it back.  The iPod Shuffle got buttons after enough people complained about the button-less iPod Shuffle.  Mac OS X Leopard originally lost heirarchial menus in the Dock for folders.  Enough people complained and 10.5.2 restored the feature. 

    They never brought back Rosetta, even when people complained about it being removed in Lion, and there was no reason to remove it at all. I will never get rid of Snow Leopard for this reason alone...

     

    I also think that customer feedback was a lot more likely to be taken to heart when Steve Jobs was there, and he never would have allowed that terrible maps app to be released. =/

    Rosetta was licensed technology that Apple did not want to continue paying for, when the PowerPC has been long dead.  The major apps are now Intel, so there isn't much reason to hang on to Rosetta.  Are you still complaining that apps are no longer written for 680x0?  If you really need PowerPC apps, then install SL on an external drive for secondary use, like many people did.  Did you know that Steve Jobs never wanted developers to write apps for the iPhone?  He was the one that finally had to cave in due to developer demand.  So the "If Steve Jobs were there" excuse is meaningless.

  • 63. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    gregory1160 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Search for Coverflow (without the space). It's not nicely integrated, but quenches my thirst for cover flow.

  • 64. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Miss Honeybee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Version 11 is awful...no coverflow? Really apple?! That was definately one of my favorite features. Someone please tell me how to downgrade! 

  • 65. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Minestrone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I totally understand what you say and I agree!

    Please Apple don't be like that and give us back the CoverFlow.

    Don't take us for fools consumers with no passion.

    WE LOVE MUSIC!

    We DO NOT need iTune to listen music!

    We need iTune to see, gather, sort our TRACKS.

    A MUSIC LIBRARY:

    Detailed TRACKS and Big Beautiful COVERS!

    please.

  • 66. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Helen91 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had to upgrade to 11 because windows 8 isn't compatible with any other version and will restart your computer if you try to sync to an older version of itunes.  Lucky for me, I had the wonderful pleasure of downloading itunes 11 and now have this hideous music player on my desktop.  It actually turns me off from wanting to listen to my music.  There was nothing wrong with the older version, why fix what is not broken.  Steve Jobs-less Apple is such a fail.

  • 67. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    The Phantom Hennes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I REALLY wish I would have read this before upgrading. Who would have thought they would have made itunes uglier. I signed into this account for the first time in 3 years to post my support for bringing back cover flow. Or at least a decent way of displaying the currently playing song. My computer is in my main room, and I ALWAYS had music on with the sweet looking full screen album art on the screen. Black screen with big album art, and the title of the song displayed, it was PERFECT. Why take it away? PLEASE Apple, listen to all the angry music lovers and give us a nice looking screen, complete with album art while we listen to itunes.

  • 68. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    usernametaken75 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Angry music lovers should spend more time listening to their music instead of worrying about a static image displayed on their screen.  Think about this - how many people put an album cover on a stand and stared directly at the album cover while playing a vinyl LP?  It's kind of ridiculous for me to even think about it.  Sure you might flip through the liner notes or have the cover in your hands for a few minutes, but it's just a cover.  Revert back to the old version if you're against progress.  I'm not even saying this to be snarky.  It's just a feature you didn't pay for to begin with.

  • 69. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Valmon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No question about it, Apple's removal of coverflow is yet a serious flop and another crack. After terrible experiences with iOS 6 in general and poor performance on iPhone/iPod 4 with no real added value and now with new iTunes, I can apprecaite why many think that Apple is on a strange self-destruct path.

     

    Since the first call of iTunes 11, I have scoured the internet for pictures of Cover Flow - NOTHING! So, having learned from past Apple actions or lack of it as when it removed Spaces, Exposé, and Front Row in OS Lion - BIG MISTAKES. Luvkily, I kept Snow Leopard runnin on an external drive. So I did notupdate iTunes and I will stick to 10.7 until Apple erealizes that I would swap all of the new features for the retunr of cover flow. Apple, Why change a good thing that worked great?

     

    Save As is STUPID:

    Apple introduced systemwide autosave and versioning in Lion, features that ensure that any changes you make to any document in applications that support those features are always saved automatically, freeing you from the risk of potential data loss upon a crash. In implementing it, however, the company took away one important feature that has graced the OS since its inception: Save As.

    save as 7 useful features Apple removed from Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (and how to get some of them back)Where previously you could make all the changes you wanted to a document and then save it as a different version, you now have to decide in advance whether you’ll want the changes you are making to be permanent or save them to a different file. Alternatively, you can duplicate the document after having made the changes and then restore the original one to the state you last saved it in.

    Neither of those processes are as convenient as what the Save As command allowed, however, and it would make a lot of sense to have a command in Mac OS X that allows you to save files under a different name while returning the original one to its last-saved state. A Duplicate and Revert command would work perfectly, I reckon.

    A question to Peter Hillman et al, how to block iTunes System Update?

  • 71. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    HernanCS Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    So sad, very dissapointed , I was very happy 'cause just bought a 15" retina display and now, just updated to itunes 11 and my most favorite itunes feature is gone!
    Coverflow is the must funny way to browse and hear my music!...it was
    Bring it back please, please  

  • 72. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    designjb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Totally agree with folks on this:  removing Cover Flow from iTunes is a HUGE disappointment for me. 

     

    Imagine my surprise:

     

    I pull my brand-new Mac Mini i7 out of its box (giddy with excitement), plugged in its peripherals and booted it up. After staring in wonder at the the default Mountain Lion desktop screen of a galaxy (I still marvel at the quality of these Hubble pics), I connect my new  iTunes 11 to my iTunes libary on its external drive only to notice that all my HOURS and HOURS of scouring the Internet for awesome album art has been thrown away -- all that art relegated to postage-stamp-sized ICONS?? What the .... ?!?!?!

     

    Come on, Apple. I've been a loyal user for decades now... Have been with  you guys since Spindler... even stuck up for you through the putty-colored days of Amelio, for Pete's sake...

     

    Cut us all some slack and bring back Cover Flow in iTunes.

     

    (And thanks in advance)

     

    -- Jason B

  • 73. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    h.r.r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple should publish a list of "dropped" features in future

    next to the new features.
    This "hidden" dropping of features alianates loyal customers

    and leads to mistrust.

    Customer trust is the highest asset that Apple has.

  • 74. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Olivier Silver Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I hear you, but ever since I got into music, and I know I'm not alone to be like this, the artwork was always as much important as the music. One doesn't go without the other. If that wasn't true, then why would artists always release their albums with some kind of artwork, uh? Even digital-only albums contain artwork. Therefore, it's kind of equally ridiculous for me to imagine a huge music fan who doesn't understand that an album cover has artistic value in itself and that it's also an integral part of what an album is. So I understand your point, sure - we don't pay for iTunes so why complain - the thing is, what would it change for you, or anyone else who doesn't care about album covers, or Apple for that matter, to keep Cover Flow as an option? It could be hidden, I don't care. In fact, it wouldn't change anything to the new iTunes 11. We didn't pay for iTunes, but I paid for my iPad, my iPod and my Macbook Pro - is that enough to be entitled to complain? I'm not against progress at all, when it means enhancing my esthetic experience of music. Problem is, I fail to see how iTunes 11 does that by removing Cover Flow.

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