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  Reply # 739106 1-Jan-2013 12:53 Send private message

lyonrouge: Really? I've found them to be pretty much the same. Is there something in the Mac version I have missed?


I find start up is faster, trackpad gestures makes finding content easier

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  Reply # 739108 1-Jan-2013 13:20 Send private message

Hi - I updated iTunes on our iMac about a week ago... seems more responsive, but has taken a while to get over not having coverflow and finding out how to make a genius playlist... overall I was liking it. When I decided to upgrade my MacBookPro and carry on syncing duties with my iPhone I found it to be a fairly big improvement in the way it handles app updates - I have hundreds of apps and like to selectively apply updates to my app list - this was previously a painful operation to do... browsing my apps, applying an update, carry on browsing, have the list jump back to the start when the update finished... very awkward. Seems a lot smoother now.
Plus the iPhone syncing process seems a lot faster... but for me it'll be a combination of iTunes 11 and a nice new iPhone 5 with a lightning connector...




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  Reply # 739110 1-Jan-2013 13:30 Send private message

khull:
lyonrouge: Really? I've found them to be pretty much the same. Is there something in the Mac version I have missed?


I find start up is faster, trackpad gestures makes finding content easier


I'm not sure I would consider that a "universe" of difference. I've got iTunes on Win 7, Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion and all pretty much the same to me.

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  Reply # 739111 1-Jan-2013 13:31 Send private message

clicknz: Hi - I updated iTunes on our iMac about a week ago... seems more responsive, but has taken a while to get over not having coverflow and finding out how to make a genius playlist... overall I was liking it. When I decided to upgrade my MacBookPro and carry on syncing duties with my iPhone I found it to be a fairly big improvement in the way it handles app updates - I have hundreds of apps and like to selectively apply updates to my app list - this was previously a painful operation to do... browsing my apps, applying an update, carry on browsing, have the list jump back to the start when the update finished... very awkward. Seems a lot smoother now.
Plus the iPhone syncing process seems a lot faster... but for me it'll be a combination of iTunes 11 and a nice new iPhone 5 with a lightning connector...


Are you using WiFi sync?

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  Reply # 739115 1-Jan-2013 14:18 Send private message

Does anyone know where the radio function has moved to? It wasn't there, but then appeared and disappeared again, perhaps a new "feature"?




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  Reply # 739167 1-Jan-2013 16:50 Send private message

Are you using WiFi sync?


No - I've never felt the need to use wifi sync - I just use the USB cable.

Re. radio on the iPhone. On my iPhone 5 with iOS 6.0.1 I don't have radio as an option... I don't recall ever seeing it... I've found the app TuneIn Radio to be very good.




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  Reply # 739174 1-Jan-2013 17:15 Send private message

I should have been move clear, that is the iTunes Remote application, i.e. iPhone interface for the iTunes library.

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  Reply # 739175 1-Jan-2013 17:15 Send private message

clicknz:
Are you using WiFi sync?


No - I've never felt the need to use wifi sync - I just use the USB cable.

Re. radio on the iPhone. On my iPhone 5 with iOS 6.0.1 I don't have radio as an option... I don't recall ever seeing it... I've found the app TuneIn Radio to be very good.


I'm guess you only sync a single device, hence USB being sufficient?

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  Reply # 739228 1-Jan-2013 21:18 Send private message

lyonrouge:
clicknz:
Are you using WiFi sync?


No - I've never felt the need to use wifi sync - I just use the USB cable.

Re. radio on the iPhone. On my iPhone 5 with iOS 6.0.1 I don't have radio as an option... I don't recall ever seeing it... I've found the app TuneIn Radio to be very good.


I'm guess you only sync a single device, hence USB being sufficient?


I sync an iPhone, an iPod Nano & an iPad at different times but just prefer the more transparent and robust process of using a cable.

Re. seeing 'radio' as an option with the Remote app - yes, I do see it as an option on my iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0.1... thanks for clarifying where you where referring to - this and the Genius Mixes could be useful.




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  Reply # 739243 1-Jan-2013 21:57 Send private message

Is yours always there, or does it disappears sometimes?

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  Reply # 739244 1-Jan-2013 22:01 Send private message

Moved all the devices from Mountain Lion (Mac mini) to Snow Leopard (MacBook) with current version of iTunes, but still WiFi sync is flakey.

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  Reply # 739249 1-Jan-2013 22:34 Send private message

lyonrouge: Is yours always there, or does it disappears sometimes?


I've only checked a few times today, but it has consistently been there... FWIW




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  Reply # 740087 4-Jan-2013 10:43 Send private message

lyonrouge: Moved all the devices from Mountain Lion (Mac mini) to Snow Leopard (MacBook) with current version of iTunes, but still WiFi sync is flakey.


Moved iTunes connection from Router WiFi AP to Apple AP (AirPort Express 5GHz) and connections appear to have stabilized, will continue to monitor. iTunes 11 appears to be less tolerant of non-apple networks than its predecessor.

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  Reply # 740088 4-Jan-2013 10:45 Send private message

I dislike the device listing being removed, I now have to select the devices button to display them all, and then when I select another window, the list closes.

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  Reply # 740098 4-Jan-2013 11:32 Send private message

I agree. One advantage of Mac has always been its intuitive interface for non-techies such as myself. The latest version of iTunes (running on 10.8.2) is a puzzle and much less intuitive than the previous version (which wasn't great anyway). Safari has also had inexplicable changes that nobody in my family likes - now switched to Firefox as a better alternative. I believe that Apple has lost its way.

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