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  • 1,110. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    Mark Block wrote:

    I don't think these reasons make any sense

    Except they do.

    Apple has not stated why it was removed.

  • 1,111. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Mark Block Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    Chris CA wrote:

     

    Mark Block wrote:

    I don't think these reasons make any sense

    Except they do.

    I think I just explained why they don't. Did you have something to add to the discussion?

     

    Chris CA wrote:

    Apple has not stated why it was removed.

    As as been repeated many times in this thread, Apple did in fact offer an explanation. Several well-connected tech writers reported that "an Apple spokesman" told them Cover Flow was removed because no one used it. That was an on-the-record explanation reported the day iTunes 11 was released, but it sounded fishy from the beginning.

  • 1,112. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    Mark Block wrote:

    I think I just explained why they don't.

    "I don't think these reasons make any sense."
    Then obviously you have never programmed anything.

    Copyright issues? Well, it's not a patent issue,

    So you re fully briefed of all the patents involved?

     

    Since you seem to know exactly why it was removed, tell us.

     

    Apple did in fact offer an explanation.

    No they do dnot.

     

    Several well-connected tech writers reported that "an Apple spokesman"

    Who is this no-named spokesperson?

     

    That was an on-the-record explanation reported the day iTunes 11 was released,

    On what record?

  • 1,113. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Joseph Kriz Level 5 Level 5 (5,045 points)

    I saw that reply from Apple.

     

    There are 160 thousand views on this thread and 1100 replies.

    I guess all these people come under the heading of "No One" uses it according to Apple.

     

    I wonder how many people use the Chess game, or Automator, or Calculator in the applications folder.

    Must be way more then people that used to use Cover Flow.

    Otherwise they would probably be called "No One" also.

  • 1,114. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Mark Block Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    Chris CA wrote:

    Who is this no-named spokesperson?

    Obviously you have no clue about how journalism (and Apple's PR department) works. (Pardon me for stooping to the same ad hominem trick you used on me)

     

    Although I read the explanation in three different stories, the one I remember is from Walt Mossberg: http://allthingsd.com/20121204/itunes-gets-an-upgrade-without-missing-a-beat/

     

    "The long-touted Cover Flow carousel of album covers has been dumped. The company says it found too few users considered it useful."

     

    If you doubt Mossberg's reporting and need to have a name of the Apple spokesman, take it up with Mossberg, the Wall Street Journal and All Things Digital. The Apple source was probably Tom Neumayr himself, or at least someone in his department.

  • 1,115. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    Well, I guess that solves the question then.

    The only reason it is not available is because too few users considered it useful.

  • 1,116. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    greenmind Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I cannot see a useful reason to have the imac be thin wt a hidden disc drive in the side either.Using the logic of their explanation, you might as well, have a huge tower again, wt a removable dic drive. Apple is known for aesthetics, non conformity, and uniqueness. If they thought that cover flow had worn out it's welcome, that's fine, but replace it with a completely unique music payer.  For many non apple users, one of the first things they noticed, when they first saw my imac, was the use of coverflow in itunes. Having a virtual jukebox on your desk, was a really cool thing. Apple was well known for itunes, but now that it looks like Windows Media Player, I can see no reason, why a consumer wouldn't purchase an often cheaper WMP music file. Apple and Itunes are synonymous, so when one falls, so will the other. Steve Jobs understood the role music took in the world of Apple, and even proposed high quality music downloads, comparabe wt an LP. With the demise of itunes, Apple could quite possibly soon follow.

  • 1,117. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Eone_eone1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Chris CA says this is a user-to-user forum, OK, thats why no Apple-guy answer us. I know and realise that, but isnt this site in anyway connected to Apple, real Apple I mean? Are we just a bunch of lost winers in space where  noone hears us...?? I find that hard to beleive...naturally Apple at least knows about this page...checks it out now and then...we are after all discussing their trademark and products here...Or??

     

    Perhaps one should mail the link to this page to someone at Apple support...invite them to comment. This feels absurd, all of us here guessing around...

     

    :-(

  • 1,118. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    KGeez00 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm a very proud whinger (a UK term for moaning and complaining) when it comes to CoverFlow.

     

    I'm one of the many "no-ones' who used CoverFlow ALL THE TIME!

     

    All of my friends, some of them more fanatical about music than me, are "no-ones" who used CoverFlow. They to are whingers.

     

    Apple are taking their financial future onto rocky ground if they are going to ignore us "no-ones".

     

    We "no-ones", are the ones who stuck with them from the start, spending a lot more for quality hardware than all the sheep who went for the cheaper alternatives.

     

    I’m a “no-one” and used CoverFlow.

     

    BRING BACK COVERFLOW!

  • 1,119. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Mark Block Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)

    Chris CA wrote:

     

    Apple has not stated why it was removed.

    Chris CA wrote:

     

    Well, I guess that solves the question then.

    The only reason it is not available is because too few users considered it useful.

    Ah, I love it when someone is big enough to admit they're wrong. And thanks for the thread bump.

     

    Now if Apple would only admit it was wrong. It does that sometimes.

     

    Here we are, over a year after the release of iTunes 11, and people are still upset at the removal of Cover Flow. Apparently there are lots of users who found it useful.

     

    Any time any new software is released, lots of people whine about it. ["Whinge" for the Brits here.] The complaints seem serious. Then a month or two later those same people get used to the new software and have trouble even remembering what they didn't like about it. Not so with iTunes 11.

     

    Chris has helpfully pointed out many times that Apple has a feedback form; the feedback is actually read by Apple, unlike the posts on this forum. I send feedback in regularly, on the off-chance that Apple considers changing its mind about Cover Flow -- given that "the only reason" it was removed seems to be clearly dubious.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html

  • 1,120. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    Mark Block wrote:

    Ah, I love it when someone is big enough to admit they're wrong.

    You're too funny.

    No, I was not wrong in that those are still "possible" reasons (in whole or in part).

    Note that I'm not speaking with any authority over why it was removed. I don't work for Apple.

  • 1,121. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    Eone_eone1 wrote:

     

    Are we just a bunch of lost winers in space where  noone hears us...??

    If you are here to just whine, then perhaps you should find somewhere else to post, where otherrs want to hear you whine...

    Perhaps one should mail the link to this page to someone at Apple support...invite them to comment

    Apple won't comment here.

  • 1,122. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    MacPow75 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    HEY, we are all on the same side!! BRING BACK COVERFLOW!! PLEASE!!

     

    And if people out there are drawn to this thread, because they too, are incredulous that their beautiful and useful and awesome coverflow was taken away in iTunes 11... and they read this thread, and they understand that if they want Apple to hear them... THEN SUBMIT FEEDBACK!! PLEASE, all of you who agree. Do it! For all of us.

     

    If this disccussion was solely to have user to user support available, then I think that goal has been met regarding this topic. Leave Feedback.

     

    Infighting gets us nowhere... Welcome all you dissapointed iTunes 11 users, you are not alone.

     

     

  • 1,123. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Glassix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Eone_eone1 wrote:

     

    Perhaps one should mail the link to this page to someone at Apple support...invite them to comment. This feels absurd, all of us here guessing around...

     

     

    Funny you should mention it...I actually added the thread link to my most recent feedback posting! I send comments to Apple about once a week now.

     

    My thing about losing cover flow is that it's caused me to reconsider my long standing relationship with Apple. I never had to do that before. If other people are feeling the same than that can't be good for business. I don't think it'll lead to a downfall necessarily, but when a diehard user starts looking for alternatives, well...

  • 1,124. Re: Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?
    Kenan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The more I read here the more I got the impression cover flow isn't killed cause users don't use it (as Aplle stated). It was a kind of tircky "plausible" justification by Apple to do this. Felt are more users desiring for cover flow as Apple says. This thread proofs it!

     

    So I come more and more to the conclusion: the main motivation behind this step is Apples overall approach for flat design driven by poison ivy. Honestly... flat = microsoft!

     

    Jonathan Ive said once aproximatly this sentence that he was not taken seriously by Steve in some aspects. Oh boy... for good reason!

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