Apple iTunes 7

The Good Apple iTunes 7 shines with a refined but still-intuitive interface; striking Cover Flow album view adds extra dimension to music library; iTunes Store features movies, games, music, podcasts, and mobile applications; supports gapless audio playback; automatic album art retrieval.

The Bad iTunes 7, along with Cover Flow, is more processor-intensive than version 6; underdeveloped Radio section; movies have a resolution of only 640x480; can't burn to watchable DVD; store navigation is cluttered; album art retrieval feature comes up empty-handed occasionally.

The Bottom Line Apple iTunes 7 is a required upgrade for movie buyers and owners of a new iPod or iPhone. Its refined interface, particularly Cover Flow, and useful new features trump the fact that the application is processor-intensive.

Editors' Rating
  • Setup 9.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Support 7.0
7.8 Overall

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Review

Apple iTunes 7

The latest version of Apple's iTunes software (version 7.7) expands the offerings for iPod, Apple TV, and iPhone users. The popular Windows and Mac jukebox application has come a long way since version 6. Its integrated iTunes Store includes feature-length movies, TV shows, games, a free University lecture podcast section titled iTunesU, a selection of unrestricted (DRM-free) music downloads called iTunes Plus, and a newly added App Store offering third-party applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch. iTunes 7.7 has taken on an ambitious amount of features since the days of iTunes 6, but the essence of iTunes remains: it is an intuitive and (mostly) all-inclusive refueling point for iPods as well as a media platform that aims to be part of your living room.

In this review, we'll take a closer look at iTunes 7's new features. For some background on the preexisting interface and feature set, check out the review of iTunes 6.

iTunes 7's interface
There are several ways to view and arrange your computer's media library in iTunes 7, but one interface element remains constant--the source panel. Located on the far left side of iTunes, the vertical baby-blue strip known as the source panel includes separated sections for Library (Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, Audiobooks, Applications, Radio, Ringtones), Store, Devices (your iPods or iPhones), Shared Libraries, and Playlists. Selecting a source reveals all of its content in iTunes' main viewing pane, which offers an exhaustive amount of ways to sort and view content.

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