4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2013 8:18 PM by sitecreator4u
zekesmz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I cannot understand why sorting was removed from the iTunes store. I'm looking for a particular song by a certain artist, and I searched on his name. I then want to sort the results alphabetically and find the exact version of the song I'm looking for. In another use case, when I'm exploring a new artist I want to buy their three most popular songs. Since sorting was removed, I'm buying less than I was before.

 

For the love of Pete, please put sorting back in.

  • 1. Re: Why can't I sort in iTunes 11 store?
    ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (28,180 points)

    You are not addressing Apple here, we are users just like you, trying to answer technical support questions of other users.

     

    Ranting here won't get you anywhere, but you can supply feedback to Apple at www.apple.com/feedback. Click on the appropriate link.

  • 2. Re: Why can't I sort in iTunes 11 store?
    jesushcrisco Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Apple realized people like the freedom to organize search results and felt a loss of control. They axed it to regain a sense of control, and it's now a worse app. This is kind of their thing. See FCPX, Maps, now iTunes. They like to "fix" things that are working well for everyone by destroying those things. Their general response to inquiries about this thought pattern is a general "f you." Don't fight it. No point. They won't change.

  • 3. Re: Why can't I sort in iTunes 11 store?
    Kalsta Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    jesushcrisco wrote:

     

    Apple realized people like the freedom to organize search results and felt a loss of control. They axed it to regain a sense of control, and it's now a worse app. This is kind of their thing. See FCPX, Maps, now iTunes. They like to "fix" things that are working well for everyone by destroying those things. Their general response to inquiries about this thought pattern is a general "f you." Don't fight it. No point. They won't change.

    I love how you presume to know the reason behind changes in iTunes 11. And it's nonsense to say Apple never changes in response to customer feedback or criticsm. It's in their DNA to try new things, and yes, sometimes to 'fix' things that didn't need fixing—but to say they never change in response to feedback is complete ingorance.

     

    I would, as ChrisJ4203 said, encourage people to use Apple's feedback forms and complain about the removal of sorting from the store.

  • 4. Re: Why can't I sort in iTunes 11 store?
    sitecreator4u Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    who's ******* idea was it to remove sorting in iTunes 11

     

    I'm a software developer and I'm dumbfounded by this decision.

     

    Do any of you guys use itunes? Obviously not.