iTunes 11 to include iOS 6 support and deeper iCloud integration

By , Apr 10, 2012

9to5Mac is reporting tonight that it has learned some details regarding the next major iteration of Apple’s media management software, iTunes 11. Apparently Apple has been working on it for months now, and has recently seeded an internal beta.

According to the report, the iTunes update will feature a host of new additions including support for iOS 6…

“Apple is working on iTunes 11 as a version of iTunes that supports their upcoming iOS 6 release and future devices. Apple typically releases new versions of iTunes alongside major new OS’s and mobile devices. While iTunes 11 is built as an iOS 6 compatible-release, according to sources, iTunes 11 could very well be a release coming farther down the road, and Apple could very well release another iTunes 10.x point update as a simple iOS-6-compatibility release.”

Furthermore, the site claims it’s seen evidence of increased iCloud integration:

“Perhaps the biggest testament to this is a dedicated iCloud settings panel within iTunes. This panel is a centralized, always accessible spot for users to control iCloud related features while in iTunes.”

Last summer, we reported that we had heard iTunes 11 would receive a complete facelift and iCloud integration sometime this year. And since it appears that the iCloud part is panning out, our fingers are crossed that the facelift element does to.

What do you think? Is it about time for a new version of iTunes?

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  • Meaning ios6 with iPhone 5?

    • probably with “the new iPhone”
      they’re throwing away numeric system for their devices…
      you might still call the next iPhone “the 6th gen iPhone” though…

    • probably with “the new iPhone”
      they’re throwing away numeric system for their devices…
      you might still call the next iPhone “the 6th gen iPhone” though…

  • Let’s see what apple will copy from jailbreak tweaks for iOS6

    • Anonymous

      Everything.

    • Aaron de Silva

      Our newest feature in ios 6, cydia. =)

      • Anonymous

        I can just see their fancy slogan:
        “Install apps anywhere. Anytime. Even ones that we hate.”

        LOL.

      • Anonymous

        I was being sarcastic, by the way.

  • Then let say that this firmware of 5.1 my not have a jailbreak 🙁 suck

    • 5.1 jailbreak is working . i have it on my phone

      • I mean on iPad 2 and the new iPad and iPhone 4s :/

      • Anonymous

        U know what he meant…

      • Anonymous

        Actually, I don’t think he did. I, for one, didn’t.

  • Anonymous

    Looks ok to me.Have you any idea when we can expact an untethered Jailbreak for ios 5.1?

  • itunes is starting to get bloated. i hope they work on optimization

  • kailash tindwani

    Help !!!!!
    Is the New iPad factory unlocked and not then does anyone knows how to do it!!!
    Coz soon ill be ordering my iPad 4g LTE model from Canada to use it in India ???
    Thanks in adcance…….

    • This is not the right place to ask. Try a forum. This is a comments section on a completely unrelated article.

  • Pre Installed Cydia in iOS 6

  • I’d like to see iTunes separated from ios sync. As it is, iTunes controls your music library as well as the library of everything on your iOS device. Even if iTunes can’t do anything with that content.
    Keep iTunes for viewing media. Revive iSync for all the stuff that’s slowly being replaced by iCloud.

    • Anonymous

      I disagree. I think it is actually very convenient to have my iOS device and my music synced onto iTunes. Another huge download from Apple would be bad.

      • iTunes is huge because of the multitude of things it does. If it did less it’d be smaller. So it wouldn’t be another huge download, it’d be two smaller downloads. One of which is becoming increasingly unnecessary until one day there will be no reason to sync at all.

      • Anonymous

        Again, I disagree.
        Although you have a point with the two smaller downloads, I would like to point out that you said small-ER. It would still be a large download.
        Also, there are many reasons to sync. I don’t know if most people still do this, but if you jailbreak, you are supposed to sync with iTunes. And what if you have to restore? If you don’t have a backup, you can’t restore to a backup. One time, I put my iPhone into recovery mode and, no knowing about redsn0w, restored. Luckily, I had a backup and synced that onto my device. And you can’t back your device up if there’s a glitch so bad you need to restore.
        So that’s why I think there will never be “a day where there will be no reason to sync at all.”

        By the way, to reply, just make a comment @Drinky or @DrinkyTroll

  • I just hope they finally fix this annoying Error “4002” that keeps popping up with my iTunes Match – because right now I’m paying for a “f**ing” product that isn’t syncing correctly!!!

  • @drinkytroll

    I promise you that the future of the iPhone and mobile devices in general is not going to be tethered to a computer.

    I don’t think there are that many reasons to sync in reality. Backup, restore, update and media management pretty much covers it. Aside from restoring iOS, all of those things currently have newer cloud counterparts. I think you can see where apple is going with this.

    Mobile phones of the past didn’t need to sync with computers. Computers don’t need to sync with other computers. The iPhone, which is more mobile computer than mobile phone, will not need to sync with another computer.

    The same goes for the iPad. Though not a computer replacement, will not require one to function.

    I’d like to revise my original comment with all this in mind. You will view and purchase content with iTunes and iCloud will handle syncing between all your devices at once, automatically.

    • Anonymous

      Okay, well if you’re thinking like that, then nothing should be synced. Many people back up their computers to the network, which is basically, well – a network of computers.

      Overall, I think I see your viewpoint, but I will stick to my side.

    • Anonymous

      Okay, well if you’re thinking like that, then nothing should be synced. Many people back up their computers to the network, which is basically, well – a network of computers.

      Overall, I think I see your viewpoint, but I will stick to my side.