Apple Planning Major Overhaul of iTunes for Late 2012

Bloomberg reports that Apple is planning a major overhaul of its iTunes software. This rumored overhaul would help integrate its iCloud services and add new features for music. According to the report, Apple will embed iCloud into the iTunes Store so that users can “more seamlessly access” their digital content. It is reported that Apple has been in talks with the record labels to allow users to send songs to friends for listening.

Also, the new iTunes will include changes to how users find new content and how they access what they already own on different Apple devices. Apple is looking to improve organization of users’ content and splitting out some functions of iTunes as it did yesterday on iOS with its new Podcasts app. Hopefully, this happens so that iTunes becomes less bloated. The company is also considering including more multimedia content in the iTunes Store, requesting more photos and music videos from artists to help broaden its offerings.

The revamped iTunes is rumored to launch before the end of the year and is said to be one of the largest sets of changes since the iTunes Store’s debut in 2003.

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