“We wanted to take a little extra time to get it right”.

Apple’s forthcoming major iTunes update has been delayed. According to NME, the update has been pushed back until the end of the month.

An Apple spokesperson said: “The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right. We look forward to releasing this new version of iTunes with its dramatically simpler and cleaner interface and seamless integration with iCloud before the end of November.”

iTunes 11 is expected to feature a revamped interface, including a greater emphasis on cover art for albums and other media and a new mini player. Increased iCloud integration is also in the pipeline, and a renewed focus on sharing music with fellow users is reportedly at the heart of the changes. The service remains enormously successful, raking in $1.9bn in the last quarter.

More changes are afoot at Apple: the company are supposedly toiling away behind the scenes on a streaming service to rival Spotify.

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