If you have been anxiously awaiting the release of iTunes 11, slated to launch in October, you’ll be disappointed to hear that Apple has pushed back the release of the software until before the end of November. Just two days before October finishes its course, an Apple spokesperson confirmed to CNET that the release of iTunes 11 would be pushed back to next month because it is taking the company longer than expected to get the software just right.
“The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right,” Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr told CNET. “We look forward to releasing this new version of iTunes with its dramatically simpler and cleaner interface, and seamless integration with iCloud before the end of November.”
iTunes 11 features a brand new design with a much cleaner user interface, sharing many similarities with iOS for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The upcoming iTunes version also has iCloud integration, a redesigned mini player and refreshed storefronts for music, videos, apps and books. Apple gave a sneak preview of iTunes 11 at its September 12, 2012 special event, and that portion of the keynote can be found just ahead.