New in iTunes 7
Movies, Cover Flow, Automatic Album Art, New User Interface, iPod Games, Download Manager, Higher Video Resolution, Library Backup, Multiple Libraries, Gapless Playback, and Parental Controls and Ratings.
My favorite new feature of iTunes 7 by far is the new Automatic Album Art with Cover Flow. As long as you have an iTunes Store account, iTunes will automatically fetch available album art for any CD you imported to iTunes. With Cover Flow, you can flip through your digital music and video collection just as you would CDs. You will find the cover flow view in the top right by the search bar. Simply click on the third button from the left closest to the search bar which is the cover browser option. You might have to manually update some of your cover art, but for the most part this works great. (See my collection below) Overall, iTunes 7 allows you to enjoy better views, an improved Source List, and easier way to navigate your digital entertainment collection, and I love it.
Apple is pushing the new movie feature however, but 9.99 to 12.99 is still a lot to pay for media you can’t hold in your hand. That’s my opinion anyway. I would like to see all the movies be rental prices (3.99 to 6.99) and then I would download away. You can also see the cover flow view in the movie store. It’s really sharp, way to go Apple. The other cool new release to the Apple store is Games that are priced at 4.99 which is a great price. I see Texas Hold em! Yeah. Anyway, you will need a new iPod to use this feature. What are you waiting for, get to downloading, it’s FREE as always. I think Apple has finally done it, and I will be using iTunes to listen and manage all my digital music. Rest in peace Media Player and Winamp.