Luis Mazza, on 29 November 2012 - 23:16, said:
Why would Apple need to re-write a piece of software that has tons of devices depending on it? It is not like it was slow or anything drastic. It only had to be improved. And that's what Apple tried to do.
A lot of new stuff like the new scroll bars, animations and services have to be hacked into iTunes. Performance really isn't on par with most other apps, animations in general aren't as smooth. When Apple rewrote QuickTime back in 2004-05 you immediately noticed the difference. iTunes, although improved, still feels much like QuickTime did on Mac OS X Panther. On top of that it really doesn't make much sense you have to manage a tablet or a phone with a music player these days. Things changed a lot since the iPod was released.
iTunes 11 is a nice update, but I really don't get why the company refuses to go the extra mile like they did with QuickTime and Final Cut Studio. Apple's really slacking around with many of their software products.