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What are your thoughts on the New iTunes 11?

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  • Chloe138 Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2012 2:51 AM (in response to Porf)

    Someone's probably said this already but I've just opened iTunes 11 and they've dropped the option of seeing your whole Library in the Playlists pane, so I can no longer select easily from my Library to either play a song or create new Playlists. They seem to be concentrating on my "Purchased" items, but interestingly (and I don't think I'm alone in this - as Kevin Spacey says in American Beauty) I also have imported songs from my huge CD collection so they won't appear in this tedious Purchased pane. I'm so sad that Apple have turned into such a useless company. Clearly staffed by nerds who keep reaching for something to do with their time, turning working programs into duds. This is classic Friday afternoon thinking, an horrendous 'upgrade'. Oh and I notice to that there's no spellcheck option now here in this messaging pane. Jeysus.

  • davek0974 Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 2:56 AM (in response to BopCat)

    BopCat wrote:

     

    Why you'd need to open a playlist in a new window is beyond me. Maybe they decided to omit totally useless redundant functions. Sorry about that.

     

    Here's a suggestion for all of you who don't like iTunes 11, despite that it's a clear improvement. Go back to the previous version. Then quit whining. Problem solved.

    Thats a bit condescending BopCat.

     

    Just because you obviously love the new version, there seems to be many more than just me that HATE it, you like it - thats YOUR oppinion and yours only.

     

    Have you ever tried downgrading iTunes? It''s not easy or recommended.

     

    Yes by all means add new features to software but allow the users to choose to remove or show the good stuff that you have taken away, dont just simply take it away.

     

    The new update IMHO is a total flop, it is slowly becomming dumb like a Windows app, all the little fancy features like Coverflow and DJ are being removed, this is not good and goes aginst the flexibilty that apple apps used to have.

  • noisepec Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2012 2:51 AM (in response to Chloe138)

    Not sure I'm getting this right, but if I do, then in iTunes-->View-->Show Sidebar should solve your problem

  • Chloe138 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 3:01 AM (in response to BopCat)

    BopCat wrote:

     

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it always only iTunes purchases that showed up in the "purchased" list?

     

    I have no problem with valid complaints. And it seems there are a few, as could be expected. But "catastrophe"? "Disaster"?

    Bopcat has missed the point here. "Purchased" items are usually only a proportion of someones's Library especially if, like me, they have imported their songs from CDs. Not having the whole Library accessible in the Playlist pane is a total nightmare. Nay, a disaster

  • noisepec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 3:05 AM (in response to Chloe138)

    Again, just read my previous message. For one thing, there's no such thing as a "Playlist pane", but a "Sidebar", which seems to be hidden by default. Again, iTunes-->View-->Show Sidebar should solve your problem

  • Chloe138 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 3:06 AM (in response to noisepec)

    Ooooh noisepec THANK YOU! Yes, all is returned to some sort of normality. However it did used to tell me how many songs were in my Library (over 5000) but that's disappeared. Maybe there's some way to retreive it. Anyway, thank you again

  • noisepec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 3:07 AM (in response to Chloe138)

    View-->Show Status Bar

  • Schwartz Black Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2012 3:09 AM (in response to Porf)

    I HATE itunes 11!!!! It looks so cheap and ugly. Can't believe it!!! I thought that itunes finally would let us user decide another color than the boring grey they always uses. But NO, instead they give us this piece of ****! I Wanna go back to itunes 10.7 immediatly!

    Apple please read the discussion thread on all your products, and learn by your horrible mistakes. I've allways bought mac computers and apple products, but Apples arrogance is ******* me off!

  • royfromottershaw Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2012 3:13 AM (in response to Porf)

    Big step back. Agree with most posts but also:

     

    • Why oh why have they got rid of Power Search in iTunes Store? What a stupid decision!
    • We need to be able to exclude items from iTunes Match. I have about 50 very large files and every time I start iTunes it spends hours and hours and ***** in bandwidth trying to upload them. And it never gets there because it crashes out after about 2hrs! Ridiculous.
  • Calum Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)

    Schwartz Black wrote:

     

    I HATE itunes 11!!!! It looks so cheap and ugly. Can't believe it!!! I thought that itunes finally would let us user decide another color than the boring grey they always uses.    

    What, like Apple has allowed you to do in precisely none of their software, ever, for about the past 30 years? A fact of which you are well aware if you've "allways bought mac computers and apple products", and therefore obviously hasn't bothered you much up to now or you wouldn't have kept buying them?


    This thread really is turning into trolling at its lamest.

  • Tangomac Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2012 3:26 AM (in response to Porf)

    In my oppinion iTunes 11 is a pile of junk. The Surch doen't work, Cover Flow is gone, contiously useless iCloud windows pop up., ect.

    I contacted Apple support and got a friendly guy on the phone. I told him I wanded my old version back and he told me to uninstall iTunes and he send my by mail a link to download iTunes 10.7. I followed the Apple instructions and downloaded it, and what I got was iTunes 11 again. This it totally sick!!!

  • ron App Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 3:28 AM (in response to BopCat)

    BopCat wrote:

     

    Why ...

    ...Go back to the previous version. Then quit whining. Problem solved.

    Why.. you will not understand.

     

    But going back - what a brilliant idea, I am going back to 9.2.1 (10.7 was already enough screwed up/dumbed down).

    But wait, does it sync with iPod/iPad/iPhone? Because you will not understand that too, I will tell you - there is absloutely no reason for this sync restriction, only attempt to FORCE everybody to use LATEST iTunes. That is also why next version of iOS will sync with iTunes 11 only.

     

    So, IS problem solved, really?

     

    Becaues it is not a bug/oversight/mistake but concious policy, only counter-force will stop this. There is no need to stop buying Apple products, this company will be dead soon anyway, if we do not stop this somehow.

  • Give_me_a_break Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2012 3:38 AM (in response to Porf)

    Why did they call it Song View instead of Title View? The first movement in Beethoven's 9th ain't a song from my perspective. This is a marginal point, but it shows that they aren't really using their brains.

     

    Also, maybe it would be time to move away from the iTunes name. A podcast, book or video ain't a tune...

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 4:01 AM (in response to noisepec)

    noisepec wrote:

     

    I've just noticed that updated apps on my iPhone don't seem to transfer over to iTunes when I sync it. Is it just me, or could it be yet another really poor move from Apple?

     

    Despite having Mac and i-Everything, experiencing last week's upgrade seriously made me contemplate moving away from Apple. It started with minor annoyances with 10.7 and 8, but then iTunes 11 just killed my confidence in them. Glad to see I'm not alone.

    Problem is, where else can you go?  The new abortion

    that is called Windows 8?   Android devices, which have their

    on multitude of issues (just check the various forums)?

     

    It seems the entire industry (not just Apple) is so focused on

    filling their pockets with money, they figure the consumers will

    accept anythng that is put out.

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