Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to romad)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to William Fiveash)
Based on that thread, there are only 3 big changes and they all seem to be music related:
1. No Cover Flow
2. No Album Art except in individual song view
I'm concerned about the Books and Apps Libraries and how they are displayed; the syncing of iDevices (that seems to be problematic in 11) still both USB & WiFI via iCloud or only the latter; enabling/disabling/arranging apps for your iDevices; iTunes File Sharing; can you still make and add custom ringtones.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 2:13 PM (in response to romad)
You need to read that thread more closely. Playlists can not be opened in new windows, no support for displaying duplicates, including exact dupes. There's probably more.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 2:29 PM (in response to William Fiveash)
Yeah, I saw those but there seemed to be more concern on CF being deleted, and the album art. Even those you list are 99% aimed at the Music Library. For that library, I'm concerned about those that lost all the songs they'd imported from CDs - that covers 99.44% of my music plus I'm also converting all my CTs, LPs, & 45s to digital.
Looks like they had a good reason to fire Forstell (sp?); I wonder what 11 would have been like if they hadn't delayed it a month to fix it? They should have just said that the redesign had been scewed up and they were starting over.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 11:32 PM (in response to romad)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 11:48 PM (in response to romad)
No ability to group albums by artist.
No "Dark" option for grid view
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 12:39 AM (in response to crazylegsmurphy)
No need to update,
update to itunes11 = step backward = regret
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 7:27 AM (in response to Mike Johnson12)
Thanks for the link, Mike. It had some good info, but was solely concentrated on the Music Library with no mention of the other libraries' features that I saw.
I'm one of those who uses iTunes mainly for getting media on to my iPod, iPhone, and iPad; I don't listen to music on my computer (well, I did on my PowerBook but that has been replaced by the iPad). What it looks like is that 11 is one of the steps Apple felt needed to be taken as part of the process of subsuming Mac OS into iOS.
Perhaps it should have been split: a smaller, less bloated iTunes would retain the music library and a new application for syncing your iDevices that would handle the non-music related libraries called something like iSync. The iTunes Music Store could be renamed the iApple Store and would be accessed by both the above applications.
Anyway, I don't see any reason to move from 10 to 11 (unlike Spinal Tap).
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 7:33 AM (in response to romad)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2012 6:44 AM (in response to romad)
Unfortunately I updated my Itunes and did not realize all the changes. Now when I try to sync my music to my Iphone or Ipod it says that I must delete what is already there and download the new sync only. That is a big problem for me. I have a Ipod classic and it is almost filled to capacity. Therefore if I delete and resync I will have to download all those songs again (which as you know can take a long time) I just want to add the new albums I bought to the songs that are already there. This update ***** and I want to know how to go back to 10 without losing all 38,000+ songs that are in my library. I don't want to have to redownload all those songs again so that is why I didn't just completely remove the new version. Someone tell me if there is a remedy for this.....