I assumed the "Genius Mixes" would be a throw-away feature.
But it actually works very well. A sample screen:
iTunes has created a bunch of varied mixes based on the stuff in my library.
And... it did a good job!
All these mixes are very listenable.
The LP Album art thing still seems like a dumb idea though...
The iPhone syncing screen now has a bunch of new tabs and offers a high degree of granularity if you want it.
For example, you can sync just specific artists if you like.
(And they included a handy search box to help you find those artists more quickly.)
There's even an option to fill unallocated space on your iPod with music from your collection:
The ability to layout your iPhone screens is a very welcome addition to the Application management tab. However, I was unable to figure out how to completely delete an unwanted app.
All the interface elements have a little more polish than the previous version.
As expected, iTunes 9 once again prevents the Palm Pre from syncing with iTunes.
The iTunes Store got a larger visual makeover, but I'll save that for a later article.
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