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iTunes 11.0 First Impressions

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zBernie2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 29, 2012 4:54 PM

1. My first impression of the user interface is that it's "square" and "flat".

   Esthetically I don't see it as an improvement. To the contrary, I think

   the former interface is nicer.

 

 

2. After starting iTunes 11.0 it sat there for 1/2 an hour with the message

   "Sending Information to Apple", then a dialog box displayed with:

 

 

   We cannot complete your iTunes Store request

   An unknown error occurred (4002)

 

   Note that three subsequent attempts resulted in the same iTunes match error.

 

 

3. Could not find a way to change the BRIGHT WHITE background.  I hate the white

   background for various reasons.  I'm sure many other customers preferred the dark

    background as well.

 

4. Tried syncing my iPhone and had to cancel.  It was copying 49 apps, I believe

   some of these were from my iPad.  Had to then restart iTunes.

 

5. Movies in grid view have large gaps in between the rows of movies.

   It is UGLY!  Is it just me, or do others have these huge gaps?

 

 

6. Looking at my music, I see no way to view the songs in a list view.

   Where are the convenient buttons which quickly allowed changing views?

   Now there is just unused space where they used to be.  And all of

   the menu items under View -> Column Browser are disabled. 

  

   Why???

 

 

7. Hey, at least they brought back color icons, which Apple deemed that

   no one liked!  (That was sarcasm).

 

 

Overall I am extremely dissapointed with this update, and it has me wondering how the

most valuable company in the world could release something that looks more at home

on a Linux desktop.

MacBook Pro
  • keman91 Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2012 4:56 PM (in response to zBernie2)

    The new iTunes is rubbish. There is not a  single new feature. Just a new design and less features. I don't understand why?

     

    Besides, this topic will probably get deleted, criticism isn't accepted here.

  • glh12345 Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2012 6:32 PM (in response to zBernie2)

    I too am not a fan. So far I have just been playing around in the Audiobook section and either I can have a very ugly list view (no small icons of covers anymore, just ugly font listings in an unuser friendly way) or not have information I want readily at hand (e.g. which books I have listened to and which are on my to-listen list). Bleck. Perhaps I will like it better in time (or just come to greater resignation) but I have downloaders remorse. A good review made me jump the gun when usually I wait on big upgrades.

     

    The sad thing is that Apple has always been known for its design elements (admittedly esp. on hardware) and that aspect is exactly what is lacking in this new upgrade.

  • OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 6:41 PM (in response to zBernie2)

    No coverart flows

    I also hate the white sterile background, specially since I view it in a dark projection room.

    Unable to adjust the size of the coverart to large.

     

    It seems there is no improvments in iTunes 11, just things look different and a lot of the options we liked have been removed.

  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 7:49 PM (in response to zBernie2)

    I like it... It's faster... devices load and sync/backup (over wifi) faster... doesn't feel bloated liked other versions.

  • required desired alias Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2012 8:17 PM (in response to zBernie2)

    It's terrible. There is no symmetry in the views anymore. It is so bad, that it will take a lot of testing for me to figure out what is wrong with it. The only view that allows different views is the playlist view. I can't get an "artist list" for all my music. I can only get it for the currently selected playlist. I suppose I could make a playlist with all music. Where did sort by album by artist/year go? That's the view I used the most. I found it in the songs view. But there I can't see the album covers. It's so unsymmetrical now. Where did the status bar go that told me how many songs I selected and what the total play time is? I don't know if all my songs are there. The albums view and the videos views are worthless if you have 15,000 songs and videos. They just rearranged things. There's nothing new. There are things missing. The thing that needed fixing was synchronization. All that should be removed from iTunes, but they didn't make any changes to that. Can I go back to iTunes 10?

  • Shkaev Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2012 8:07 PM (in response to zBernie2)

    I think iTunes 11 is amazing, though it needs some polish based on user testing and feedback. Haters gonna hate first couple of weeks, this is inevitable process, like it was with any changes, say, in Facebook UI.

  • required desired alias Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 8:16 PM (in response to required desired alias)

    As a workaround for lost capability, I can get album covers in a list view if I create a smart play list with all my music and choose the artist list view. But I can't sort the albums by year in that view as I can over in the "songs" view. Seems you can't have both anymore.

  • required desired alias Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 8:20 PM (in response to required desired alias)

    I found it! The number of songs and play time shows only in Genres view and playlist view. Again, it's so asymmetrical. Stupid. It smells so much of Microsoft.

  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 8:21 PM (in response to zBernie2)

    I can see this is turning into another 18,000 post I hate/dislike this and that thread... I really don't care to know why someone hates/dislike something. Doesn't inspire anything...

  • required desired alias Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 8:25 PM (in response to required desired alias)

    The view/artist list really seems to present an album list, which is what I want, but the name of the feature is misleading.

  • required desired alias Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 8:27 PM (in response to David M Brewer)

    I care. And I would hope that Apple cares.

    David M Brewer wrote:

     

    I can see this is turning into another 18,000 post I hate/dislike this and that thread... I really don't care to know why someone hates/dislike something. Doesn't inspire anything...

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