Apple may already be hard at work on iTunes 11, the next generation version of their everything-but-the-kitchen-sink media and device management app, and iOS 6 support and better iCloud integration could be part of the feature list. This according to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman who may have caught glimpse of an iTunes 11 internal development seed.
The above image is an actual screenshot from an internal iTunes 11.0 build, but we have seen more than that. iTunes 11 includes an increased presence of iCloud integration. Perhaps the biggest testament to this is a dedicated iCloud settings panel within iTunes. This panel is a centralized, always accessible spot for users to control iCloud related features while in iTunes. These features include iTunes Match, iTunes in the Cloud, iCloud iOS device backups and more. We’ll have more on this soon.
No word yet on when iTunes 11 would ship, or if it would be the first version of iTunes to offer iOS 6 and expanded iCloud support, or if it would follow an iTunes 10.x release that already included those features.
iTunes 10 was introduced on September 1, 2010 as part of the then-annual Apple Special Music Event and included a new, more beautifully blue icon, a streamlined, less colorful interface, and the Ping social music network. Also released at the event was the iOS 4.1 gold master, iPod touch 4, and the iOS-based Apple TV.