Gallery: Apple’s media player gets a makeover with iTunes 11

Sure, iTunes gets updates fairly regularly, but those are mostly just bug fixes and slight improvements in overall performance. It’s rare that we get new features and an overhaul in the UI, but today that’s exactly what was announced. In front of an excited crowd in Cupertino, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddie Cue showed off the software’s new look. 

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Overall, iTunes 11 will be more streamlined and better looking. The store will now include a banner with featured content at the top, and rows of new and popular content listed below it. Users will also be able to listen to music while they browse, so you can preview a song without being forced to stay on one page. The new software will also have a range of social features, so users can share apps or songs on Facebook and Twitter. 

iTunes 11 has tons beneath these basics, and we’ve only scratched the surface here, so be sure to check out our full post for more info.