UPDATE: I’m bummed. Looks like Apple has changed the date to November on the page for iTunes 11. According to this article on CNET, Apple is taking the time to get it right, and it will be released before the end of November. I’m glad to read, however, that Apple is putting effort into the details, in typical Apple fashion. More of the same information at TNW and All Things D.
Yesterday’s Apple product announcement, while full of new things for my wish list, made no mention of iTunes 11. Apple announced the new software at last month’s iPhone 5 event and stated it would be available this month. So I was a little disappointed yesterday when no mention was made of iTunes. I know many people have a problem with iTunes; I do not. In fact, it’s always been a great app for me. Recently, I moved all of my music to the cloud with iTunes Match, and it works as advertised.
So, when do we get iTunes 11? If I had to guess, I’d say this Friday, October 26. Apple has its quarterly earnings call tomorrow, and if recent history is any indicator (Lion, Mountain Lion), Apple may release the next major version of iTunes on Friday. In the past couple of years, Apple has released major software updates on the day following its earnings calls. It’s a great way to drive home to your shareholders that you’re making progress, and Apple has had tremendous success with these launches.
What about you? Are your fingers crossed for Friday or flipping the bird to Apple? Tell me about it in the comment section below.