Apple releases iTunes 9.2 beta to developers

Apple has released a beta version of iTunes 9.2 to developers today.

The beta version runs on Mac OS X only and contains the following improvements:

  • Sync with iPhone 4 to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on-the-go
  • Sync and read books with iPhone or iPod touch with iPhone OS 4 and iBooks 1.1
  • Organize and sync PDF documents as books. Read PDFs with iBooks 1.1 on iPad and any iPhone or iPod touch with iPhone OS 4
  • Organize your apps on your iPhone OS 4 home screens into folders using iTunes
  • Faster back-ups while syncing an iPhone or iPod touch with iPhone OS 4
  • Performance improvements make scrolling much faster

Apple is expected to release iTunes 9.2 later this month to coincide with the iOS 4 release on June 21.

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the main reason itunes even existed in windows is because the invented of ipod,iphone!!!
without these few toy...life wouldn't be easier

Dont know why they call it iTunes still? Guess it's become a brand.

And if you hate the way it runs on Windows, get a Mac!

AnthoWin said,
Dont know why they call it iTunes still? Guess it's become a brand.

And if you hate the way it runs on Windows, get a Mac!


Oohh Harsh

AnthoWin said,
Dont know why they call it iTunes still? Guess it's become a brand.

And if you hate the way it runs on Windows, get a Mac!


Why would I switch to OS X, which I cant stand to use, for an Apple music program which Im only using for my iPhone anyways. Strong Steve Jobs reasoning

This is a good update
Scrolling is defiantly better, specially when scrolling through my music collection in Album view.

maybe apple should make a version for windows that actually "works"
they make some nice hardware but their software is sub par

i love this update it makes scrolling my 12,146 song library much smoother, i just wish Firefox had this same smoothness when scrolling.

"Performance improvements make scrolling much faster"
This is what they want to do with so called performance improvements? Just make it scroll faster?

endtype said,
iTunes needs to be more skinnable
No, iTunes need to look 100% native in the OS it's running in. Skins are a monstrosity that should have never been invented

Rudy said,
No, iTunes need to look 100% native in the OS it's running in. Skins are a monstrosity that should have never been invented

Agreed. It should be 100% native on Mac OS X. On Windows Apple should keep it the way it is. After all doing whatever the hell you want with an interface, doesn't matter how much it clashes with the default Aero look, is a message Microsoft sends out themselves.

.Neo said,

Agreed. It should be 100% native on Mac OS X. On Windows Apple should keep it the way it is. After all doing whatever the hell you want with an interface, doesn't matter how much it clashes with the default Aero look, is a message Microsoft sends out themselves.

What?

Rudy said,
No, iTunes need to look 100% native in the OS it's running in. Skins are a monstrosity that should have never been invented

+1000

Jan said,
What?

Microsoft doesn't really care about maintaining a consistent interface experience on their own platform, so why should others?

nytiger73 said,
What iTunes really needs is a complete UI overhaul, but we all know THAT isn't happening.
It might on Windows, but the UI is just fine on OS X.

nytiger73 said,
What iTunes really needs is a complete UI overhaul, but we all know THAT isn't happening.

If Safari 5 is anything to go by, hopefully we'll see iTunes more 'Windows like' in its appearance.

Elliott said,
It might on Windows, but the UI is just fine on OS X.

Except for the fact iTunes uses:
• Non-standard window chrome
• Non-standard close/min/zoom buttons (on Snow Leopard)
• Non-standard scrollbars and list headers
• Non-standard checboxes
• Non-standard buttons in general
• Etc.

In fact the entire interface is non-standard and feels slow compared basically all other applications that ship with Mac OS X by default. Not exactly my definition of being "just fine".

excalpius said,

If you like UI design for children by children...

Please explain. iTunes for OS X looks fine to me. Its clean and simple.

excalpius said,
If you like UI design for children by children...

Yeah, making interfaces look overly complex so you can feel like a semi-pro when using an application is clearly the better solution...

Well the scrolling certainly has been improved; the first time I launched iTunes 9.2 it pre-fetched all the album art so that may explain the scrolling speed boost.

rawr_boy81 said,
iBook is the format of ebooks that can be viewed on iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.

Uh, not it's not. EPUB is the format.

Trying to think of anything to say. . .my mind is just drawing a blank. Damn, having had a couple of strokes sure screws up the thought patterns. . .