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iTunes 11 has been delayed until late November

The next iteration of iTunes will miss its previously scheduled October launch, as it still requires some last minute fine-tuning. The new version of the digital store and media library, dubbed iTunes 11, has now been rescheduled for a late November release.

The new update will sport an overhauled UI that will focus on cover art for albums, movies and other media. It will also boast a new mini player, greater iCloud integration, and revamped storefronts.

"The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right," Tom Neumayr, an Apple spokesperson, told CNET. (opens in new tab)

"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," Neumayr added.

Apple’s reluctance to release unfinished software may be due to a fear of repeating another iOS 6 Maps incident (opens in new tab); the new default navigation app has been plagued with inaccuracies that have been ascribed (opens in new tab) to a rushed development cycle.