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The part music player, part content store is expected to receive a much-needed update in the coming release of iTunes 11. Since iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match were launched, the current version of iTunes has grown rapidly. It could even be included in iCloud, some reports suggest, though some believe otherwise.
iTunes manages your iOS devices. While iPhones, iPads and iPods are all backed up, iOS devices may also have their applications and game settings and data backed up with it. Some even suggested the music player could be redesigned from the ground up, resulting in a cleaner interface with less clutter, and greater flexibility over what one does.
iTunes would have to pull its weight if it is to offer its services on Apple TV, or even an Apple television set. Plus, with a new OS X version, it's only reasonable to include a brand new version of its flagship software with it.
With hints of a new audio format for 'adaptive streaming, iPhones and iPads will be able to raise or lower the audio quality depending on the bandwidth available completely hands free and automatically. iTunes may end up competing with the likes of Spotify, as rumours suggest the software could also offer music streaming.
Apple's venture into the cloud has so far been successful -- even in the face of competitive rivalry from Microsoft's SkyDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox -- and things can only get better. We're expecting to see some interesting improvements, from new applications to additions that exist already in iOS.
Let's have a look around at what we expect to see.