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#16 .Neo

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:57

I hope it's a complete rewrite and not just a GUI update.

iTunes for Mac has already been largely rewritten when Apple added 64-bit support to v10.4. It's the interface that's still largely the same old stuff and needs to be updated. Back when the 64-bit version was released almost everyone here on the forum, including myself, reported massive improvements in performance.

The interface is pretty much the only thing left that truly needs to be redone, on OS X that is.


#17 McKay

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:06

I hope it's better on Windows.

#18 .Neo

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:13

As you know, iTunes 11 coming in october with brand new UI. I looked on apple website and I just noticed that the window having new lighter grey colors, flatter window borders and glassier window control buttons (x - +) with almost no border. Maybe OS X 10.9 design started to appear...?
Those window control buttons starting to look like a little bit retro for me.

People frequently fail to realize that many pictures on apple.com, including most if not all screen shots, have been adjusted or maybe even redesigned from the ground up to be more suitable for the website and printed PR material. Just take a look at all the OS X Mountain Lion screen shots on apple.com/osx. The interface elements there aren't an exact match with the real deal either: The Menu Bar is almost always opaque and slightly brighter, window control buttons look "glassier", subtile differences in icons and colors in general stand out more. It's pointless to pay much attention to these details until you actually have the new iTunes installed.

#19 Luis Mazza

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:30

Gotta see this to have an opinion. iTunes is very easy to use: I can't see many things that could be improved.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:45

Retro? They look pretty similar to what's on the iPhone

I mean the x - + buttons in the top left corner.

People frequently fail to realize that many pictures on apple.com, including most if not all screen shots, have been adjusted or maybe even redesigned from the ground up to be more suitable for the website and printed PR material. Just take a look at all the OS X Mountain Lion screen shots on apple.com/osx. The interface elements there aren't an exact match with the real deal either: The Menu Bar is almost always opaque and slightly brighter, window control buttons look "glassier", subtile differences in icons and colors in general stand out more. It's pointless to pay much attention to these details until you actually have the new iTunes installed.

I know they oversaturate everything on apple.com, but the window itself looks flatter for me... It's somehow strange/different for me.

#21 DJGM

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:53

Hey Apple ... 2003 called, and wants it's gradients back!

#22 Bad Booster

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:56

Maybe OS X 10.9 design started to appear...?



Actually that might be the case. I've noticed apple updating UI changes in itunes well before any other app/os release.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 13:41

I'm hoping for the Windows version to look somewhat more native than the current version of iTunes/Windows does.

#24 Ryoken

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 13:46

I'm hoping for the Windows version to look somewhat more native than the current version of iTunes/Windows does.

Don't hold your breath on that one.. Appearance wise Apple software on the PC has always tried to look as close as they can get it to it's Native MacOS Brother..
If only they could get the performance to match lol

#25 tanjiajun_34

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 13:48

Zune player ftw!!! But I hope Zune updates more :/

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 13:49

Hey Apple ... 2003 called, and wants it's gradients back!

Too bad they're not bringing pinstripes or brushed metal back.

#27 CJEric

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 14:30

Hey Apple ... 2003 called, and wants it's gradients back!

There's always the Windows 8 Music App if that's more to your taste?

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#28 vetCalum

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 15:42

I'm a really big fan of the new iTunes design, especially the overlay that appears with album tracks and artist details. But for Apple to convince me to switch to their products, I think they might have to think of a whole new design philosophy for all of their operating systems that removes the skeuomorphism and is fully consistent no matter which formfactor the operating system is running on. I would love to see a design overhaul for their products.

It would help if OS X was more limited, too, like the new Windows 8 experience, so that apps could not overlap and Windows could not be moved about.

Their development platform would have to become much better, too. Microsoft have innovated greatly with WinRT, especially the idea of app contracts, so that there is a consistent place for options such as Search, Share, Settings, and Devices.

#29 Bubbabyte

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 15:44

11 Versions and still no folder monitoring! GG Apple!

#30 CJEric

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 15:45

It would help if OS X was more limited, too, like the new Windows 8 experience, so that apps could not overlap and Windows could not be moved about.

You don't hear that very often... :rofl:



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