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Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?

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  • Kenan Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to lawrence305)

    follow me also at @iOS_7_Disliker   ....move & share !

  • Mark Block Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Oct 5, 2013 9:00 AM (in response to Kenan)

    Why does iOS 7 keep coming up in this discussion? It has nothing to do with Cover Flow in iTunes on a Mac, which is an important feature that was removed from iTunes for a patently bogus reason (Apple claiming that no one used it).

     

    For those who want to complain about iOS 7, take it to the appropriate area of the forum.

     

    One other point: Most of the complaints about iOS 7 deal with its appearance. These are aesthetic judgement calls, matters of style rather than substance. (I have my own opinion about the new iOS 7, but I won't go into it here.) Cover Flow on the other hand, although it was a View option, was much more than visual eye candy; it was a feature, one that improved the functionality of iTunes.

     

    Clearly the iTunes team at Apple cares about album artwork. They did groundbreaking work in developing the expanded Albums view -- a huge improvement over the old Albums view. But apparently they were so pleased with their handiwork that they didn't want the 3D style of Cover Flow to clash with the semi-flat style they were moving towards. I say "semi-flat" because highlights, shading and drop shadows are still much in evidence in iTunes 11 -- it's not flat. What the iTunes team didn't understand was how Cover Flow improved the user experience for those who came to rely on it.

     

    Was it the "not invented here" syndrome? After all, Cover Flow was purchased by Apple back in 2006 and added to iTunes immediately. That was seven years ago. I think the current iTunes team looked at Cover Flow and saw something that they had no connection to. The expanded Albums view was seen as a suitable replacement for Cover Flow because they didn't develop Cover Flow themselves, and therefore didn't comprehend it fully.

  • lawrence305 Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2013 9:46 AM (in response to Mark Block)

    Agree with your points, but as to the first one...I have to point out:

     

    That if you upgrade to iOS7 you loose 10.7. itunes.  I had to redo my Computer, and when I did I went back to 10.7 from 11.  Not planning to update to iOS 7 because 1) I would have to upgrade to iTunes 11  2) its fugly.

  • affenpinscher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2013 11:29 AM (in response to Mark Block)

    Notice the spike in comments here the past week or so, after IOS7 came out? What's happening is that IOS7 - on devices - is forcing people to upgrade iTunes on the computer they use to sync the device. You can't sync a device running IOS7 with anything less than iTunes 11. People are associating the two because, let's face it, this is the first time users have essentially been forced to upgrade iTunes since CoverFlow was removed.

     

    In doing that, they're discovering iTunes 11 is disappointing, and (more relevant to this particular discussion) missing CoverFlow. You can read the comments to figure out the rest. Obviously, they're not happy or they would never have found this thread.

  • rustyintegrale Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Oct 5, 2013 12:59 PM (in response to affenpinscher)

    I wouldn't mind but iOS 7 is fraught with its own problems. Thankfully I have a MacBook Pro that I use to deal with the iPhone. My music and Coverflow are all safe on my iMac.

     

    As for Mavericks? Forget it. That looks pretty lame too.

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)
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    Oct 5, 2013 2:28 PM (in response to Mark Block)

    Mark Block wrote:

     

    Why does iOS 7 keep coming up in this discussion? It has nothing to do with Cover Flow in iTunes on a Mac, which is an important feature that was removed from iTunes for a patently bogus reason (Apple claiming that no one used it).

     

    Since iOS 7 and iTunes 11.1+ are siamese twins, a user of both iTunes and an iPhone will have to choose either/or: Either they stick with iTunes 10.7/CoverFlow and their iDevices end-of-line @ iOS 6.1.4 or they move to iOS 7 and (assuming they want to sync with iTunes) lose CoverFlow.

     

    It is entirely germane to the discussion. A user wanting an iPhone 5S or 5C will have precious little choice in the matter. My iPhone 5 is sitting on iOS 6.1.4 for the foreseen future and I'm enjoying iTunes 10.7 just fine. Should my Early 2008 MacBook4,1 spit the dummy and I buy a new machine, however, bye-bye CoverFlow.

  • rustyintegrale Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Oct 5, 2013 2:38 PM (in response to Mark Block)

    It's interesting that everytime someone posts a very valid response to your post it gets taken down. The USA is the nation of the free right? Under USA terms!

     

    The simple fact remains that Apple wants control over devices we own. We are not allowed choice if we upgrade our devices so here you are Apple.

     

    No longer will I buy your products. If I can't hit you in the head I'll hit you in the heart.

     

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    If you keep deleting I'll just add it again and again. You will not deny me of my right to free speech.

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)
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    Oct 5, 2013 3:23 PM (in response to abombaci)

    abombaci wrote:

     

       I have to agree with you on that. Some of my posts were deleted and I was sent an e-mail that my post was either off topic or a rant.

     

    Same here. A user asked how to downgrade from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.4 and I provided a link to a tutorial site that explained exactly how to do that. The post was deleted due to it not answering the user's question. *sigh*

  • NathanB268 Calculating status...
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    Oct 6, 2013 4:29 AM (in response to abombaci)

    This is my first time posting in the apple forums.

    But I have been following this thread since the start.

    I also have been senting feedback to apple, a few times, but with no response.

    Before i know that apple got rid of coverflow i downloaded v11.

    And thinks to someone in this thread I was able to reverted it back to the last version of 10.

     

    I have a 3GS and was planing on upgrading to 5s this xmas but once i found out that v11 and ios7 is needed I canceled my plans and will not get one until coverflow is back. I'm checking out some 4s and 5 on Ebay as I type this so apple gets nothing out of the deal.

    And that goes for itunes also, im not buying any music, movies, or apps until its back. Using amazon instead.

     

    Does anyone know if android has anything like coverflow?

    Thanks

     

    "Bought 1 app but needed it for work."

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,360 points)
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    Oct 6, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to NathanB268)

    NathanB268 wrote:

     

    This is my first time posting in the apple forums.

    But I have been following this thread since the start.

    I also have been senting feedback to apple, a few times, but with no response.

    Then surely you have seen this on the feedback page and in this thread?

    "please note that we cannot respond to the comments you submit."

    Were you expecting a response?

  • rustyintegrale Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Oct 6, 2013 10:59 AM (in response to Chris CA)

    Chris CA wrote:

     

    Then surely you have seen this on the feedback page and in this thread?

    "please note that we cannot respond to the comments you submit."

    Were you expecting a response?

    It kinda begs the question, why submit feedback if it is to be ignored?

     

    I don't think anyone is naive enough to expect a personal response but it would be nice if Apple could at least acknowledge the general consensus of this thread and many others like it. If they act on it then even better.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,360 points)
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    Oct 6, 2013 11:14 AM (in response to rustyintegrale)

    rustyintegrale wrote:

    I don't think anyone is naive enough to expect a personal response

    I have seen dozens of posts  where they specifically state they are upset because they did not receive a personal response. (even thoug it states they won't).

    And they are upset that Apple did not fix that problem immmediately they were complaining about.

  • MacPow75 Calculating status...
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    Oct 6, 2013 12:58 PM (in response to abombaci)

    Yea, this thread isn't about iOS7 which I know nothing about because I won't upgrade because it will make it so I can't synch with my MBP, which has iTunes 10.7, and iTunes 10.7 is way way more important to me than whatever Apple is trying to do with their iOS.

     

    HOWEVER!! I'd like to welcome all the unfortunate iTunes 10 users who have seen their beloved coverflow snatched away from them while upgrading to iTunes 11 so they could synch their iPhone iOS7. I thisnk it becomes a much more difficult, if not impossible, process to down(up)grade.

     

    Many will be fairly naive to the workings of Apple, iTunes, iOS, OS X and this new Mavericks OS... Please, post away though!! The more voices we have, maybe the more we will be heard. 

     

    There is a huge convergance of OS and iOS happening, and not for the better IMHO, at least for users like myself. The power of a relatively recent MBP or iMac is being squandered by this convergance. I seriously hope that a tech compnay will come along whose primary mission is not the dumbing down and oversimplification of computing. How is this progress?

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