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iTunes gets an interface refresh (pictures)

With a new intuitive interface and a useful MiniPlayer, iTunes 11 is a worthwhile upgrade.

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Browse music

The new iTunes Store interface features big, colorful images as you browse through music and other content.
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Movies look inviting

The featured movies (and other content) at the top automatically rotate to the next picture, or you can use arrow buttons to speed it along.
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The new album view

The album view gives you colorful album covers that you can click to expand in place so you can check out a track list quickly.
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Left navigation pane still there sometimes

In some instances, such as in the Artist view, you still have the left navigation pane to switch through artists.
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Get iTunes out of the way

The MiniPlayer is only the small darker gray strip at the top, but you can expand the list below to see what's playing next.

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