Apple advises users to ‘get ready for the new iTunes’

Ashleigh Allsopp
24 October, 2012
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Apple has advised its customers to ‘get ready for the new iTunes’ in a blog post on its ‘Inside iTunes’ page, recommending that users find artwork for all of their music in preparation for the ‘highly visual’ iTunes 11.

iTunes 11 was unveiled alongside the iPhone in September, and Apple said that the update would be available in October.

Apple’s ‘Get ready for the new iTunes’ article advises users to use the Get Album Artwork command in the Advanced menu of iTunes to make sure all tracks have up to date album art. “The new highly visual approach to browsing through both your library and the iTunes Store leverages the memorability of images while presenting your choices quickly and fluidly,” Apple writes about its redesign.

Apple also suggests that users should use the Display Duplicates command in the File menu to find and delete tracks with multiple copies in the iTunes library.



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  1. Paulie says:

    Problem is Get Album Artwork doesn’t always work, just as get CD Track Names doesn’t always get the correct track info. A lot of my songs were purchased on CD in the late ’90s and 2000′s and a lot of them are also foreign language/world/folk and without artwork. Means I will have to trawl through the internet to find album artwork… (–_–) If Apple is advising we fill in the blanks with our song info and album artwork it should tag team it shazam or some othe organisation like that to make sure users can find all artwork with minimal effort.

  2. Nipurn says:

    Highly excited about the new iTunes!!!

  3. Roger says:

    I too find that itunes often matches the wrong artwork and album titles with my songs. I have a lot of stuff from the 50′s to 70′s. I also have a large Dylan collection and his stuff is often released in different album versions for different countries – inevitably itunes allocates songs to the wrong albums.

    Duplicates are a real problem because with someone like Dylan who constantly changes his style I often have several version of the same song. Usually they are different lengths but that’s all and the duplicate dispaly seems always to list them when they are really not the same at all.

    I purchased TuneUp, believing their claims that it would easily fix up my issues – id dosen’t. I’ve found it to make as big a mess as itunes and to be confusing to use – contrary to what they say.

    A final issue I have is that my itunes match seems to have gone awry in the cloud. I want to delete everything in my cloud collection and upload a new version from my computer, after getting it as well sorted as I can. Unfortunately, I can’t find any way to do this without deleting from my computer too – which obviously I don’t want to do.

    I am 65 so maybe I’m just not understanding – by the same token I build websites successfully, build and maintain databases for organisations and am active in many groups and so on. So what’s the go – why so many (apparently) simple issues with an otherwise excellent product?

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