In his largely positive review of iTunes 11, veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg reveals that Apple is planning an upcoming update to iTunes 11, which will restore one of the main features missing from the update – duplicate song detection.
He also notes, as others have, that Cover Flow is missing from iTunes 11, although that feature appears to have been dumped, and is unlikely to return. He also notes a couple of other bugs that will be fixed in the update:
The long-touted Cover Flow carousel of album covers has been dumped. The company says it found too few users considered it useful. A feature that finds duplicate entries is missing. Apple says it will soon be restored in a minor update of the program.
In my tests, some album covers were missing in album view. Apple says this is a rare bug, but one it has solved and will fix in a minor update soon. Another bug the company says will be remedied prevents owners of Apple TVs from wirelessly streaming cloud-based movies to their TVs.
The most significant bit is the restoration of the duplicate finder – something which has been present in previous releases of iTunes for many years.