Washington Post: iTunes 11 is out, after being pushed back from its anticipated October release.
Apple has completely overhauled the look of iTunes, pulling design cues from its mobile operating system, iOS. Replacing the “Cover Flow” system that simulated flipping through one’s record collection, the new iTunes layout lets users choose to expand or shrink information panels. There’s no side library bar — a format similar to the iPad — which makes some navigation more difficult. Users can choose to get their bars back from the View menu, Gizmodo noted.
On the other hand, the program is meant to be much, much faster. That addresses a main complaint iTunes users have had in recent years as the program expanded to include more and more mediums.