Happy Mediums post simply shows how they are losing touch with reality.
Thousands of people loved Cover Flow !! Bring it back. End of Story or
lose me as a customer. And I have owned dozens of macs, devices, iPods,
iPhones, and iPads, since 1985. At this point in time, if you really think you
know better, than it is time to move on anyway.
I have wasted the last two hours reverting my system back to iTunes 10.7
and having to re-import my music. This will be the last time this happens,
as I will be looking for alternative options now . . .
Happy medium, This is not a new feature. In iTunes 10.7, when you would click on the large album art of the song playing in the bottom left of the screen, you would get the same resizable window. As far as I can tell, you can only make it wider to a degree.You could never, and can't now, make it fill the entire screen. I believe that this feature is exactly the same. In 10.7 clicking the large album art picture in the lower left produced the same results.I used to play itunes wt just this picture, and I'd close itunes. When I wanted to open the itunes screen again, this was accomplished by simply clicking the itunes icon. Now the only way to reopen itunes is by left clicking the itunes icon in the dock, then right clicking find in store. You then get a link wt the entire album to purchase. Corporate Shill ...
Apple doesn't have a clue on how much money they are going to lose by removing Cover Flow, DJ, etc.
I was going to buy a new Mac Mini to replace my older one that I use on my entertainment center.
I'm sure I'm not the only one and many others have other reasons.
After losing Front Row, and now Cover Flow, I have absolutely no need for a Mac Mini hooked up to my HD TV and entertainment center.
They keep taking things away that many of us use everyday.
My old Mac Mini is either going to be sold or I will let it die of natural causes as long as I can still use iTunes 10.7 and Cover Flow.
Even the others of us that have the "Airplay Mirroring" on our newer computers lose out using Cover Flow.
Bye Bye Mac Mini, and Bye Bye Cover Flow, and maybe, Bye Bye Mac.
Even Tim Cook uses an iPad 80% of the time.
I do have one of those but it can't do eveything a Mac can do. Not even close.
A suggestion - prior to any OS X major update, or an update that alters file structures, such as iTunes, fully backup your computer (I use SuperDuper to create the backup clone). This way, if you are not satisfied with the new version you can simply restore the computer to its pre update state. This is immensely easier than trying to unravel file changes etc. and quite the time saver.
I haven't read each and every one of the 300+ replies. But, no one so far has discussed the other serious issue the disappears with 'cover flow', sorting compilation based music, such as classical. For those *&^*%^%$ at Apple development, that is music that was written before Back Street Boys. The music is meant to be played through multiple tracks. With the old iTunes, one could view by album, sorted by composer, and shuffle by group. Try scanning and selecting a particular composition, with 80GB of classical music, with this new matrix of oversized album covers. Doesn't work.
ALL GONE CHOWDER HEADS! Or should I say that in Mandarin, since the development probably is done off shore, like everything else.
In reply to myself, I figured out a way to open view itunes when your only viewing album art, and the songs are hidden from view. Command L will open up itunes into a view of the current album playing. It'd be nice if it opened wt a click, but I suppose this will do or now. Also it would be cool if the album screen changed in iTunes, wt each song shuffle change. I like the view of each album, it's kinda like printable CD art, thats why I wished it would change wt each play. I mean, you took away coverflow, this could be a interesting alternative. Still it's like Apple is saying FU to it's customers, and I can't understand why ...
That is why I am so ****** off as well. My media center which is all mac based just became useless.
We have over 25 iPads at work, and I really don't think I am going to purchase anymore.
Time to look at other options. Same with computers. As Apple is obviously ignoring their
former Mac Evangelists in favor of the burgeoning consumer gadget market. Just time to
take a good hard look at the competition and see what else is out there.
This is a seriously good question. What the **** happened to cover flow? Why is Apple making music selection more complicated? This is making me believe that Steve Jobs dealth was actually the end to Apple.
If I select an album, I should not have to then select the next song or album to come on afterwards. I should also not have to switch from Albums or Artists to Songs just so that my music keeps playing continuously. Did they have budget cuts with the development team or did they just deside to hire a bunch of ******** monkeys for this new version of itunes? Usually I look forward to the future and updates. Not anymore. Kudos Apple for ruining a good thing.
Apple seem to be making changes for changes sake! I cant find any improvent in iTunes, just more screens with less on, for example the side bar with the playlists on that you could just bdrag and drop tracks onto, no coverflow, no total track number and duration at the bottom of the screen. It all seems to be made to fit on a small screen, but I dont have a Macintosh Classic any more! Its just like the new address book ponsy graphics but you now have to turn the page to see the third column. Several people have commented that this change seems to have coincided with the passing of Steve Jobs, I cant help but agree.
You know maybe i was a little bit disingenuous with my last few posts. And who knows maybe this will show everyone just how much the coverflow feature is an important ideal & product in the itunes universe. I also want to thank the developers for there hard work as well. We do appreciate it and its rarely actually seen within the public eye so it makes it just that most important that they are recognized for their work.
It's just this decision seems like it was made a little arbitrarily.
The last thing i want to see here is a war of words or chastism or any sort of thing like that.
Lets hope cooler heads prevail.
In the end tho if the light sensor on the IPT5 and CF make a return it would complete this ones universe. No doubt.