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What are your thoughts on the New iTunes 11?

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  • gfxman65 Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to Porf)

    My initial reaction to iTunes 11 was "I don't feel like this UI is a step forwards but I should play with it more before I complain". Having now used it for several days, and having struggled repeatedly to do things I found easy under iTunes 11 (even simple things like dragging and dropping album art) I can honestly say I hate iTunes 11 and if I still have 10 on a backup somewhere I am going back to 10. Moreover I keep running into bugs. For example, pressing Command-L which always took me, very reliably to the playing song and highlit it under iTunes 10, is randomly successful under 11. I am really disappointed in iTunes 11. This feels rushed and poorly tested. I see a worrying trend in quality control at Apple and from reading these forums I know I am not alone.

  • magickseeker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 2:31 PM (in response to Calum)

    If you are missing cover art, why even bother?

  • Public Bob Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to Porf)

    Well, I was planning on getting myself a new Mac for Christmas, because my old mini wouln't be able to handle Mountain LIon (only 2Gigs of Ram, which, by all reports, is clearly insufficient.)  Sinced they stripped the media player from the mini, I was going to hitch up my belt and go for an iMac (only to find out they took away the player from that, too, and even those loyalists willing to pay full price at the Apple store give their external drive only 3 stars).

     

    What does that have to do with iTunes?  After this travesty, I will not be purchasing any more Apple products.  If Mountain Liion is half as messed up as iTunes I can't really spare the time to relearn an existing OS from scratch, especially if it can't be made to work as I like it, so I might as well go back to Windows or finally take the plunge into Linux.

     

    Based on what I've read of the reviews of iTunes 11, the media can't be trusted to truly tell you the truth -- they only look at what's new.  How can Cnet give a rave while at the same time posting an article on 7 things that have been removed from iTunes (almost all of which made it more useful)?  We have a phrase we apply at work for those who only see what's new -- "ooh, shiny".  It is not meant as a compliment.

     

    Once my Store balance is used up, all further music purchases will be made from other sources.  Since they haven't upgraded the iPod classic in two years, I expect that will disappear any day, and once my existing classic dies, I'll have to look for a next-best music player.

     

    Our family of three is a 2 Mac, 6 iPod, iTouch family  No more Mac products for us.

     

    iTunes is now clearly designed for those who listen to the same 40 songs and and over on their iPhones, until next week, when they they buy the newest release. "The rest of us" can go away. 

  • MK Coolum Beach Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to Porf)

    An interesting artice in finance.yahoo.com

     

    10 points are covered on how MSFT has performed over the last year.  All look pretty gloomy while Apple is going great guns with iPad & iPhone sales.

     

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/steve-ballmer-s-nightmare-is-coming-true-181558610 .html

     

    I wrote earlier about my disappointment with iTunes 11 & iTunes on my phone.  Shuffle is gone there too.

     

    Yet we see here in relation to iTunes 11 and other software (FCP et al) a complete disregard by Apple for large sections of a very loyal community.  I trust someone @ Apple is reading this stuff because lots of people are unimpressed.

     

    I just don't get it.

  • Wenchita Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2012 3:40 PM (in response to Porf)

    Itunes 11 = Garbage.

     

    This is not itunes  it is a totally different program

  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,395 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 3:53 PM (in response to Public Bob)

    Once my Store balance is used up, all further music purchases will be made from other sources.  Since they haven't upgraded the iPod classic in two years, I expect that will disappear any day, and once my existing classic dies, I'll have to look for a next-best music player.

     

    Our family of three is a 2 Mac, 6 iPod, iTouch family  No more Mac products for us.

     

    Enjoy Windows.

  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,395 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to howardj_13)

    howardj_13 wrote:

     

    Great post. Count me in. I'd like to give these guys a HUGE reaming right now. Top it off I've got a brand new Base Station and Apple TV that haven't even been opened up yet. I may just ship take them back after this turd. Cannot get any of my playlists back.. I could care less about the crap design, in fact I could live with all that. But I WANT AN UNINSTALLER ASAP. The only methods I've seen posted look like a weekend science project.

     

    Does anybody know if winamp still exists? -

     

    Yes, Winamp still exists, but installing iTunes 11 doesn't remove any playlists.

  • mralfi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It plain *****, period. They' ve got to be kidding, right? Just to mention a couple of things, they removed the possibility to open a playlist in a new window. Huge mistake. Plus, they also removed the "download all" option in the podcasts section and forced the user to single click on each and every podcast he wants to download.

     

    Furthermore, the layout is impossibly ugly.

     

    I am a mac user since 1985 and I seem to remember the glorious times in which updating an application meant IMPROVING it: this is SO not the case in question. It would be wise to correct these issues as soon as possible in the next update.

     

    Entering time machine and going back to Itunes 10. Now.

     

    (Ok, now Apple is censoring an innocent verb...oh well, if you have to guess, it had something to do with lollipops. ;-) )

  • Suzanne Butz Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2012 4:21 PM (in response to Porf)

    Okay I have just upgraded to iTunes 11.  Yuk so far.  I am hoping that I will become accustomed to the new look and feel but so far it is really cludgey.  All previous upgrades have been exactly that: upgrades.  This is NOT an upgrade from a user's perspective, as far as I can tell. 

     

    On just a few minutes' usage I have lost coverflow (which I absolutely loved and used all the time!) and I now realise that album artwork is not displayed for each track!  It took me months many years ago to ensure that every album had artwork associated with Track 1 of the album, which meant coverflow was able to display the album artwork with whichever track was playing.  But now, the little image in the player 'bit' shows NOTHING by way of artwork for all the other tracks on the album.   THIS IS PATHETIC APPLE!!!!   Steve Jobs will be turning in his grave!

     

    I am with the majority of other posters here:  it appears to have been an upgrade for Apple's store, not for those of us who have been loyal (and converted ) Apple users.

     

    Tasteless Apple.

  • kellyfromut Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2012 4:33 PM (in response to Suzanne Butz)

    I can stress this enough, please take the time to click the feedback link at the top of the iTunes discussion home page, under "Helpful Apple Support Resources" and cut and past your comments into a feedback. If enough of us do this, (by the thousands) Apple has to take notice and fix the mess!!!

  • Sandoval A. Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2012 4:40 PM (in response to BrandonCali)

    Yes the new update indeed suck unlike nothing else.

    I personatly hate it with a passion!

  • required desired alias Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2012 4:48 PM (in response to ToneMonkey)

    ToneMonkey wrote:

     

    Sadly, I've concluded that downgrading is not a viable option. Oh, it may solve today's problems, but eventually I know I will be forced to capitulate at some point.

     

     

    I've gone back to iTunes 10 and you are correct, I know that someday I'll be forced to upgrade. However, perhaps by then they will have restored all capability that they removed. I tend to run one OS release behind because I don't like to be a beta tester for the current release. By the time I do switch, they've fixed everything.

  • required desired alias Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to Public Bob)

    Public Bob wrote:

     

    After this travesty, I will not be purchasing any more Apple products.

     

    That's a bit extreme. I won't go that far. But I am so irate that I think I'm going to remove that iPad mini from my Apple shopping cart.

  • Suzanne Butz Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 4:56 PM (in response to kellyfromut)

    Hi Kellyfromut,  Great suggestion.  However, I have now searched and don't seem to be able to find a Helpful Apple Support Resources link anywhere..... can you please post a direct link and I am more than happy to post my comments there.  Thanks!

  • required desired alias Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 5:02 PM (in response to Public Bob)

    Public Bob wrote:

     

    As far as I can tell, you can't even open multiple windows.  So how do you keep listening to one play list while looking at the iTunes store and checking to see if what you "found" is something you already have, if you can only have one window open at a time?

     

    You are correct, Sir. That feature is gone. Only one window at a time. It smells like IOS.

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