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Apple Pushes iTunes 11 Release to November

Update delayed by a month so company can 'get it right'

October 31, 2012 10:25 AM ET
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Apple has pushed back the release of iTunes 11 by a month to November, according to The Hollywood Reporter, saying they wanted to "get it right." The company didn't offer more specific reasons for the delay. "The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right," Apple said in a statement. "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." The new iTunes software looks to better integrate Facebook sharing and iCloud synchronization, along with an improved user interface. iTunes' latest quarterly revenue totaled $2.3 billion, up from $1.7 billion a year ago.

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