iTunes 11 rumored to include complete UI redesign along with iCloud integration

Fri, Jul 29, 2011

News, Rumors

iDownloadBlog reports on some news that will undoubtedly make many people very happy – a fresh design for iTunes is in the works.

While I don’t have much of a problem with iTunes, it’s fair to state that the iTunes of yore was designed for music playback and management and hasn’t quite adjusted as seamlessly as some would like to a world where a user’s media library is comprised of music, tv shows, movies, books, podcasts, and apps.

iTunes 11, slated as the next major iTunes release, is poised to change that and will offer users a completely different UI along with built-in iCloud integration.

From what we’re hearing, the UI would be much more cleaner and “slick.” iCloud is also going to be more closely integrated with iTunes. Rather than the iTunes Store being essentially a web browser, the Store will actually be integrated into the entire app— much like Spotify is currently.

We’re also hearing that iCloud backups will be integrated into iTunes. This means if you back up your iDevice to iCloud, that same backup will be stored locally on your computer. Also, app data from iCloud will be synced closely with iTunes. For example, if you beat a level in Angry Birds, that level data will be synced to iCloud and then to your iTunes library.

This corroborates a report from BGR which claimed yesterday that Apple will release iTunes 11 in September with built-in iCloud integraton.

iDownloadBlog doesn’t have much of an Apple rumor track record so keep that in mind before throwing that iTunes 11 anticipatory party this weekend.


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