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What are your thoughts on the New iTunes 11?

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  • Mark Block Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 5:18 PM (in response to Ajoite)

    Ajoite wrote:

     

    I deplore it – In an effort to make it clever they have made managing my music a major pain.  Simple searching and managing your music as a library (just like you manage your computer files) is gone.  ....

    Did you enable the old-fashioned Sidebar and the old-fashioned Search? You can make almost everything in iTunes 11 behave just like iTunes 10. Here's a good little article:

     

    http://www.cultofmac.com/205158/use-itunes-11-the-right-way-with-these-tips-and- tricks-feature/

     

    Unfortunately, CoverFlow, iMix and DJ are gone. But in terms of managing your music database, the new way of working is simply the default, not the necessity. Apple will let you go back to the old (and better) ways with a few clicks of the preferences.

     

    YogaMomma, Genius is available also, but it's cumbersome to turn on. I think most people found it annoying, but I liked it. Apple could have made the process much easier.

     

    Apple completely screwed up the Ping and iMix thing, so they were right to abandon them while going back to the drawing board. Spotify is MUCH better for creating playlists that your friends (and strangers) can enjoy. It's light years beyond anything Apple created for iTunes.

  • Ajoite Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2013 5:48 PM (in response to Mark Block)

    Thanks for the solution and other info - Much better

  • safrones Calculating status...
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    Jan 16, 2013 5:47 AM (in response to BopCat)

    My library is fine.

     

    My phone and iPad sync'd fine.

     

    All of my artwork is there.

     

    search works fine.

     

    No spinning balls.

     

    I seriously don't know what you guiys are doig wrong.

     

     

    Wow, you are clearly much smarter than me.

    iTunes succeeded despite itself. (And the Music Companies. Buy some land and it's yours until your last breath. Records, to Tape, to CD, To AAC. When is enough $ enough?).

    As for 11.......Blah!

    Mac mini (Mid 2011)
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    Jan 17, 2013 7:59 PM (in response to BenB)

    Why can't I read your feedback? You're not being censored are you?

  • BopCat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 12:46 PM (in response to safrones)

     

     

    My library is fine.

     

    My phone and iPad sync'd fine.

     

    All of my artwork is there.

     

    search works fine.

     

    No spinning balls.

     

    I seriously don't know what you guiys are doig wrong.

     

     

    Wow, you are clearly much smarter than me.

    iTunes succeeded despite itself. (And the Music Companies. Buy some land and it's yours until your last breath. Records, to Tape, to CD, To AAC. When is enough $ enough?).

    As for 11.......Blah!

     

     

     

    I guess I am smarter than you if you say so. Thanks for the compliment. iTunes 11 rocks!

  • iTunesDJ Calculating status...
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:18 PM (in response to Porf)

    I watched a pressconference on Apples homepage and the guy who speaks, talks about them wanting to make OS more like IOS. Probably he has been led to belive thats what the users want because of the sales nubers of iOS-devices. Not only did he look obsessed about numbers, but he was talking all the time about how much he prefered to use hes iOS devices. What they shoud focus on is making "IOS Pro" not IOSifying OS, making us who use our computers like computers BETA-testers along the way. I so much dislike this new direction Apple is trying to drag me in to and what scares me is that they seem to think it is revolutionary and the best thing ever. It want bother me to much as competitors are catching up, but it will bother the shareholders.

  • Paul Richards4 Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:23 PM (in response to BopCat)

    i'll avoid sarcasm.

    but i have to say that you are out on a limb here.

    nearly 34,000 replies to this post and i reckon that 95% of them say iTunes11 is very poor compared to the previous versions.

    the consensus is that it's lost many key features, functions that worked well previously are now complicated or don't work at all, it has brought no new features or advantages, and to top it all it's ugly.

     

    i am up for a debate.

    you may be smarter than me too.

    but you are going to have to work hard to convince me that iTunes11 "rocks".

    do you work for Apple maybe?

  • verbcrunch Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:15 PM (in response to Paul Richards4)

    I like iTunes 11, specifically the dynamic playlist features.       But I miss being able to view, click and drag artwork of selected songs (opposed to what's currently playing).       I miss the ability to convert and import wav files as mp3s (or AACs).        And I miss the ability to open multiple windows.

     

    Otherwise, iTunes 11 is fine.

  • BaboonLoveMonkey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 4:33 AM (in response to verbcrunch)

    Still nothing makes me want to upgrade to v11, after my abortive trial when it was first released. What does it say when not only are there zero new features I want, but there are even more taken away or changed that I want back or back the way they were?

     

    I assume v11 was aimed at the iOS set who want OSX to be more like iOS. Me, I want a great desktop OS to use with KB and mouse. Not iOS on the desktop.

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    I don't want iOS on the desktop either, and if iTunes is leading the way to this end, I may have to go back to Windows, as much as I hate the thought of it.

     

    I don't know what these guys are thinking, but it's just one awful idea after the other - Apple Maps, iTunes 11 horror, losing the sort feature in the iTunes store... I'm sure there are more, those are just the ones that affect me.

     

    I'm not even that fond of the Launch Pad app, but don't care if it's there.  If that's what my desktop is going to start looking like I'm going to bolt.

  • Rgbel Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2013 6:35 AM (in response to Porf)

    I for one, will give the new CEO a big fat F for FAIL.

    Why drop the Cover Flow? If I should've known the updates for iTunes 11 will drop the cover flow, I wouldnt bother updating my iTunes 10.

    We must launch a signature campaign demanding them to put back cover flow on iTunes.

  • Drew Reece (Re:co) Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 7:06 AM (in response to Rgbel)

    Rgbel wrote:

     

    We must launch a signature campaign demanding them to put back cover flow on iTunes.

     

    Wouldn't it just be simpler to re-install iTunes 10.x and get over the fact that you are no longer living on the cutting edge? Apple are not preventing you going back (but they do make it arkward), and if you skim the history of this thread you'll see there are countless links to posts that show how to revert.

     

    Forcing companies to reimplement old features rarely works out well for consumers or the company in the long run.

  • rustyintegrale Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)


    Wouldn't it just be simpler to re-install iTunes 10.x and get over the fact that you are no longer living on the cutting edge?

     

    That cutting edge has lost it's sharpness. To be blunt, since Steve relinquished control I really feel Apple is floundering.

  • lordnibbler Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    "Wouldn't it just be simpler to re-install iTunes 10.x and get over the fact that you are no longer living on the cutting edge? Apple are not preventing you going back (but they do make it arkward), and if you skim the history of this thread you'll see there are countless links to posts that show how to revert."

     

    Yes, if you have time machine. Even if you do, you have to delete and remake libraries, which apple specifically tells you not to do, and after all that it doesn't reverse the other changes that happened with iTunes 11, like eradicating front row.

     

    You can get front row back by using time machine and going back to a prior time when it was functional, but that may reset everything in the computer that you've done since then.

     

    Yes, i can buy a harmony and install plex, or do many other things to make my apple work the way it did when i bought it. These are expensive soultions to a problem that Apple created for their users.

     

    The CEO and management don't think there's a problem which is astonishingly arrogant and short sighted. The share price has dropped by roughly 30% over the past couple of months, which tends to indicate that the market doesn't like the direction the company is headed in. Apple needs to change course soon.

  • MacPow75 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 19, 2013 8:05 AM (in response to lordnibbler)

    Well, were is the most money? Catering to IOS? even at the expense of OS.

     

    I am profoundly bummed by this iTunes... Maybe some think it's cutting edge. I don't see it that way. It's the cheaper easier way.

     

    If we don't count for enough dollars for Apple and it's shareholders, we get thrown under the bus. The tyranny of the majority, whatever.

     

    Maybe now that Apple has really taken a dump in it's own front yard, some smaller, cutting edge, forward thinking companies who still get the idea of working at a keyboard and all the power and beauty that brings will give us an iTunes alternative.

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