Apple’s iTunes 11 is reportedly being delayed until the “end of November,” according to an Apple spokesman. In a statement to AllThingsD, the company said that more polish was needed before a consumer release was ready, which was originally slated for October.
“The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right,” said Apple rep Tom Neumayr. “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.”
The overhaul was announced during the company’s iPhone 5 gala, with promise of a cleaner design, more modern interface and bigger focus on music discovery. “Among the changes is a new library view, giving users a more manageable way to view music, TV and movies — you can now click on a category to browse, and it’ll display that content,” TechnoBuffalo wrote back in September.
When Apple detailed the app, it looked and sounded ready for primetime, but things are obviously moving at a much slower pace than the company anticipated. We knew something might be up when Apple didn’t even mention iTunes at its iPad mini event, but a full month delay? Let’s hope the extra effort is worth the wait.