“It’s been nearly two years since Apple released iTunes 11 to a shaky reception, but it looks like we could be in for a new version of iTunes, presumably iTunes 12, this autumn,” Ashleigh Allsopp reports for Macworld UK.
“One of the most talked about rumours is that Apple is planning to split iTunes into several apps,” Allsopp reports. “iTunes began as a music player and manager, but since then Apple has squeezed in lots of new features including the iOS App Store, video, podcasts, iTunes U and more. It’s getting pretty overcrowded, so we think Apple might decide to turn iTunes 12 into a possible total of seven different apps: Music, Videos, Podcasts, App Store, iTunes Store, iTunes U and iTunes Radio.”
“iTunes 12 is expected to come with optional HD audio tracks that are available to download from the iTunes Store at a small additional cost,” Allsopp reports. “The tracks will be 24-bit rather than the lower quality 16-bit AAC tracks that Apple currently sells through the iTunes Store.”
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