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Upcoming iTunes 11 Update to Restore Duplicate Search, Fix Album Art and Movie Streaming Bugs

AllThingsD‘s Walt Mossberg notes in his review of iTunes 11 that Apple is preparing a minor update to fix several issues with the initial release of the software. Among the changes in the update, it will bring the return of a feature that allows users to find duplicate songs in their libraries.

Mossberg also reports that Apple has no intention of bringing back the Cover Flow view of album art. Apple learned that few users were interested in it and the new Expanded View integrates large album art into library browsing.

Apple Releases iTunes 11

Back in September, Apple gave a sneak peak at iTunes 11 during the iPhone 5 event. Today, the company has released the new version of iTunes to consumers. iTunes 11 features a redesigned store, simplified player, and better iCloud integration.

 – Completely Redesigned. iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. You’ll love the beautiful edge-to-edge design, custom designs for each album, movie, or TV show in your library, and getting personal recommendations any time you click in the Store.

– A New Store. The iTunes Store has been completely redesigned and now features a clean look that makes it simpler than ever to see what’s hot and discover new favorites.

– Play purchases from iCloud. Your music, movie, and TV show purchases in iCloud now appear inside your library. Just sign-in with your Apple ID to see them. Double-click to play them directly from iCloud or download a copy you can sync to a device or play while offline.

– Up Next. It’s now simple to see which songs are playing next, all from a single place. Just click the Up Next icon in the center display and they’ll instantly appear. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like.

– New MiniPlayer. You can now do a whole lot more with a lot less space. In addition to showing what’s playing, MiniPlayer now includes album art, adds Up Next, and makes it easy to search for something new to play – all from a smaller and more elegant design.

– Improved search. It’s never been easier to find what you’re looking for in iTunes. Just type in the search field and you’ll instantly see results from across your entire library. Select any result and iTunes takes you right to it.

– Playback syncing. iCloud now remembers your place in a movie or TV show for you. Whenever you play the same movie or episode from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV, it will continue right where you left off.

The software is available through Software Update in the Mac App Store and via Apple’s iTunes page.

iTunes 11 Delayed

Today, an Apple spokeperson told AllThingsD said that the launch of iTunes 11 will be pushed back until November. This news comes after Apple in September revealed that the new version would be ready for launch by October.

“The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right,” said spokesman Tom Neumayr. “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 be a complete redesign to the user interface of the iTunes app itself and the iTunes Store.