The new iTunes has a brand-new interface, but it's still the same ol' music player on the inside. So why bother with the update, you ask? The latest version does everything iTunes 10 could do, but it's a lot less cluttered and its features are a lot more obvious.
Click "Not Now" on those mightily persistent software update pop-ups all you want, but that's just keeping you from these six download-worthy improvements in iTunes 11.
- Gift cards can be redeemed using your computer's camera. — No need to input fussy codes, just hold up the card (they're new, and in Apple Stores now) to the camera and iTunes will scan it.
- The mini player shows you what's coming up next. — A little button on the smallest iTunes windows size displays your listening queue, and if you don't like what you see, search for a new song, playlist, or album without having to maximize the window.
Four more reasons why you should update to iTunes 11 after the break.