What’s new in iTunes 12

iTunes 11, released in November 2013, made a number of major changes to Apple’s Mac and PC media player/store application. Apple significantly streamlined the graphical interface from previous editions, redesigned the MiniPlayer, and created tighter integration between iCloud and the iTunes Store.,” Nick Guy reports for iLounge.

 

“Other than a new red dock icon—replacing the blue one first introduced in iTunes 10—that went without mention during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the event came and went without any mention of an update to iTunes,” Guy reports. “Then, on July 21, 2014, along with the fourth beta release of the upcoming OS X Yosemite, a beta version of iTunes 12 popped up in the Mac App Store for developers.”

“Without any advance signaling from Apple, the changes in iTunes 12 came as a surprise. While the app’s core remains pretty much the same as before, iTunes 12’s top control bar has been completely redesigned, now matching the look of iOS 7 and iOS 8 even more closely,” Guy reports. “Byborrowing from last year’s controversial iOS 7 redesign, and discarding some old and familiar user interface paradigms, version 12 may be the most polarizing release in iTunes history.”

Much more, including screenshots, in the full article here.

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