Apple Revamps iTunes After Delay to Speed Media Sharing
Apple still needs to take next steps: they should allow seamless wireless integration of your Itunes library to your car stereo player. There are many models of stereos, and Apple needs to license a mod or app for manufacturers. It’s highly ridiculous that the means of playing your Itunes songs in a moving bumpy vehicle still involves burning songs to a spinning platter device. If they are not going to integrate, then they need to make their own aftermarket car players.
Also note that right now you still have to hit the “check for update” drop down from within Itunes to get the update if you haven’t hit the point you’ve set to check for updates automatically yet.
Apple Inc. unveiled a new version of its iTunes media service, overhauling its look and feel while integrating it more closely with the company’s iCloud Internet- storage service.
The iPhone maker, which planned to release the upgrade last month, said it needed more time to get it ready. Changes to the iTunes store are intended to make it easier to search for content and discover new material, Cupertino, California-based Apple said when it previewed the changes earlier this year.
The update is one of the biggest Apple has made to iTunes since its debut more than a decade ago. Under Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, Apple is working to improve the tools that helped make it the largest seller of music while giving customers added incentive to buy more of its other products.
The company is seeking to make it easier for people to access media content from various Apple devices without having to plug them into a desktop. With the iCloud integration, if a user starts a movie on an iPad computer tablet, it can be restarted at the same point on a different device later.
Just like every other time I’ve upgraded Itunes I had to manually find and relink several songs that were already in my cloud. I’ve also lost artwork to several songs that I’ve painstakingly hunted down the covers for over the years - yeah, they are rare cuts that ITunes doesn’t have, know, or care about. [e.g. Stuff like this, this, and this. ]