“Apple’s iTunes may be getting a facelift soon,” John P. Mello Jr. reports for MacNewsWorld. “The new iTunes Store will be rolled out later this year — most likely along with the next generation of Apple’s popular iPhone — and sport improved discovery and sharing capabilities, as well as better iCloud integration, according to a report by Bloomberg News.”
“‘I think it makes perfect sense that Apple is thinking of doing a rework,’ Carl Howe, research director at the Yankee Group, told MacNewsWorld,” Mello Jr. reports. “The store needs to be re-engineered to keep up with the times, he said. “‘When iTunes launched in 2003, there was just music,’ he said. ‘Now we’ve got music and TV shows and apps and books.'”
Mello Jr. reports, “Apple’s online storage offering, iCloud, will be a crucial element to any iTunes redesign, according to IDC analyst Bob O’Donnell. “‘iCloud is critically important for Apple moving forward… Integration between iTunes and iCloud is OK now, but not great… So it makes perfect sense to pull those pieces together and make the sharing of media files as easy as it is with documents in iCloud.'”
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