Apple Announces iTunes 11

Following the fanfare over the new iPhone 5 and iOS 6, Apple’s Eddy Cue took the stage in San Francisco to announce the new iTunes 11 for Mac and Windows. The software has a new, edge-to-edge design and features a redesigned interface.

iTunes 11

Albums now expand their contents down without having to change views, and link to more in-store content. A new Currently Playing feature shows upcoming songs, and there is a new mini player design with a minimalistic interface.

iTunes 11 Expanded Interface

Users can also search their library directly from the mini player and add songs to their playlist queue.

iTunes 11 Mini Player

The interface for other content besides music, and the in-app storefront have also been overhauled.

iTunes 11 will also allow users to "pick up where they left off," and automatically sync listening or viewing progress of music, tv shows, podcasts, and audiobooks across devices.

Overall, the new iTunes offers a sleek and more streamlined interface. In a hint of things to come on the hardware side, the software will not be available until October.