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What are your thoughts on the New iTunes 11?

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  • Bucketboy Calculating status...
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to MyMac8MyPC)

    I thought Apple was all about individual creativity. What's this majority stuff and who are they. Cover Flow and multiple windows is a huge part of how I use iTunes. Reassuring that I'm still not part of the herd, I guess.

  • ron App Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to MyMac8MyPC)

    MyMac8MyPC wrote:

     

    Because the majority of users didn't like it.

    How do YOU know what the majority liked or not? Did majority also hated to see the artwork of albums?

     

    Or, maybe Apple just did not know how to fix the memory leak in the cover flow? And, why they then keep selling genres of music which majority of users don't like? Why they embed cover art, which majority does not like to see?

    And if they sell it for the minority, why they cripple iTunes in the way this minority cannot use it any more?

     

    If you know so much, maybe you can reveal, if they first consult the majority and then make design flaws according to majority's wish, or first release flawed software, then ask majority if it will be ok?

     

    Oh yes, and majority of users did not like duplicates feature, they removed it, so WHY they bringing it back?

  • Saki GT Calculating status...
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:42 AM (in response to MyMac8MyPC)

    MyMac8MyPC wrote:

     

    Mr. Eeee wrote:

     

    Why  did  they drop coverflow!!

    Because the majority of users didn't like it.

     

    Oh that's right... that majority...

     

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  • Saki GT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to ron App)

    Removing features people enjoy, even if they are not the majority, is a huge offramp for them to take to the competition.  When users are dissatisfied, they look for alternatives, and there are plenty of those these days.

  • MyMac8MyPC Level 4 Level 4 (1,440 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to ron App)

    ron App wrote:

     

    How do YOU know what the majority liked or not?

    Because instead of whinning about something I prefer to use my time to read and learn about it, and that is what Apple said regarding this issue. Weird.

  • ron App Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to MyMac8MyPC)

    MyMac8MyPC wrote:

     

    ...that is what Apple said regarding this issue. Weird.

    Did they say anything about the memory leak in the cover flow, and did they tell how unprofessionally it was coded? Weird, but obviously "majority" does not care about things like that.

  • djhnd Calculating status...
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to Jonsmods)

    and this status bar is ... where? "help" doesn't list anything when I type in "status"

     

    in "song" mode I can see each individual song with all the old information that's been easily available in every version of iTunes until 11.0.

     

    However, when I move to albums, artists, or genres, I'm in some kind of graphic rather than list mode where apple is preselecting the information it thinks I want.

     

    The "view options" function from the view menu is pathetic, it does nothing.

     

     

    I want the interface at every level to be in list format like 10.7 was, or could be.

  • djhnd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:56 AM (in response to MyMac8MyPC)

    you're not the majority, because most people prefer that a product work the way they want it to, rather than enjoying it getting f$%&ed and then spending hours slavishly trying to understand what they did to ruin it.

     

    The majority prefer to spend their time with their kids, or watching TV, or listening to music, not trying to figure out a problem that didn't exist when the product worked fine.

  • MyMac8MyPC Level 4 Level 4 (1,440 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:58 AM (in response to ron App)

    ron App wrote:

     

    Did they say anything about the memory leak in the cover flow, and did they tell how unprofessionally it was coded? 

    Enjoy.

  • djhnd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to Saki GT)

    Can you suggest an alternative music database I can use on Mac 10.X? I download apps but not music or movies, I upload CDs for music to Apple Lossless encoder since I don't like the idea of the low quality MP3s.

     

    I thought previous versions of iTunes had a pretty simple interface, and in the ever-accelerating movement to dumb down software and technology, iTunes is now a sort of graphic interface.

     

    I doubt there is a program that will download iTunes store apps for iPhone and iPad and allow me to upload CDs.

     

    The best solution is to uninstall 11 and go back to 10.7 and hope that apple doesn't eventually unsupport that version. However, so far this looks incredibly complex. Maybe a little less so because I run Snow Leopard.

     

    I guess Apple really has lost it since that A@@$*le Steve Jobs left. Their iPhone maps app the first screw up, now this.

  • Saki GT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to djhnd)

    djhnd wrote:

     

    Their iPhone maps app the first screw up, now this.

     

    I don't know about that.  There's a growing list of bad UI and software design...

    FCP, Airport Utility, iMovie, Safari...

  • ron App Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to MyMac8MyPC)

    MyMac8MyPC wrote:

     

    Enjoy.

    Ok thanks, now I understand, this is where you getting your "knowledge" about majority.

  • MyMac8MyPC Level 4 Level 4 (1,440 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 12:19 PM (in response to ron App)

    ron App wrote:

     

    MyMac8MyPC wrote:

     

    Enjoy.

    Ok thanks, now I understand

    From your past posts I doubt that 

     

     


    ron App wrote:

     

    this is where you getting your "knowledge" about majority.

    Comprehension low? I've already explained that I got that directly from Apple, but by all means you go on whinning

  • Jonsmods Calculating status...
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    Dec 7, 2012 12:22 PM (in response to djhnd)

    I got rid of the program this morning djhnd so I can't recall the exact steps however I was able to make it look like 10.7 again. Playlists were on the left and the status bar on the bottom. Both options were directly under VIEW but you have to get the menu bar to appear first. Hope that helps

  • nuno1959 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Hi Richard

     

    hear, hear : i couldn't agree with you more, you are absolutely right in your assesment of it

    thank goodness ! i thought i was going insane over this...

     

    don't forget to send Apple feedback here : http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html

     

    & spread the word

     

    cheers

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