iTunes 11 on MacBook Air, Pro

We’ve been eagerly anticipating the release of iTunes 11 since it was first announced at Apple’s iPhone 5 event back in September. The software was originally set to make its debut in October, but the Cupertino company delayed its release until November. We’re now nearing the end of the month and there’s still no sign of it. But according to The Wall Street Journal, it’s coming today.

The Journal published a profile of Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, on Wednesday, and within the piece there’s a mention of iTunes 11′s impending debut. It reads:

This week, Mr. Cue faces a test of how well Apple can keep up in online services with the launch of a new desktop version of iTunes, which is expected as soon as Thursday.

The new iTunes has been delayed a month by engineering issues that required parts to be rebuilt, according to people who have seen it.

That’s no promise, of course, but if there’s one news source you can rely on, it’s The Journal — its sources have a fantastic track record when it comes to Apple rumors.

As things currently stand, iTunes 11 hasn’t dropped yet. But it’s still early. Keep an eye on the updates section in the Mac App Store, and while you’re waiting, you can learn about everything that’s new by visiting the iTunes 11 page on Apple’s website.

Are you looking forward to iTunes 11?

[Via: The Wall Street Journal]