The Wall Street Journal is reporting that version 11 of iTunes, Apple’s media store and player, could be released as soon as Thursday.
The new iTunes has been delayed a month by engineering issues that required parts to be rebuilt, according to people who have seen it.
According to the article, Apple could release the new version as soon as today, which would make the launch about one month later than originally planned.
This information was buried in a WSJ profile on Eddy Cue, Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services at Apple. Cue is the head of Apple’s iTunes group, and also recently took over iOS Maps and Siri after the ouster of iOS chief Scott Forstall.
Apple announced in October that iTunes 11 would be delayed from its original release date, but offered no reason for the delay, saying only that the company “wanted to take a little extra time to get it right.” It was stated at the time that the new version would be released sometime in November.
iTunes 11 is expected to sport an iOS inspired interface, and sport tighter integration with iCloud.