At a press event today, Apple announced a completely redesigned version of iTunes for both the Mac and PC, featuring full iCloud integration and a new iTunes Store design. Apple says that the new iTunes design is cleaner and allows for improved iCloud integration with iTunes Match. The new version of iTunes will be available in October for a free download.
The redesigned iTunes features a full-window interface on your Mac or PC that’s simpler and cleaner, always keeping your favorite content in front of you. The new library view makes it easier to view your music, TV shows and movies, allowing you to click on the category of content you want to browse and that’s all you will see. The expandable album view allows you to see track listings for an individual album, while letting you continue to browse your music library. The new search feature searches across your entire iTunes library, including music, movies and TV shows. The re-imagined MiniPlayer makes it easy to control your music with a small tool bar, you can skip to the next song or search for something new to play—all without having to open your library. Up Next is a fun new way to see what songs are coming up and queue songs or albums you want to hear next.
Apple released iTunes 10.7 today as well, adding support for iOS 6 and the updated iPod models.