You know, I had almost forgotten about iTunes 11. Apple promised to overhaul the way we use its jukebox software months ago, and we haven't heard a peep about it since then. A leaked email, purportedly from Apple, points to Cupertino shipping the new software in a few short days.
The email from a German music distribution service spotted on the Macrumors forums, asks artists to submit new, high-quality artwork to the iTunes Store in preparation for the software's release. Specifically, it reads like this:
starting with iTunes 11, which is about to be released within the next few days, users have the possibility to view pictures and galleries to every artist in iTunes. You can submit the pictures and galleries of your artists directly with Feiyr, all you need is the link to your artist in iTunes and images mit 1200 pixels or more
If this email is on the money, it means that we'll not only have iTunes 11 in a few days, but also a much better looking jukebox and iTunes Store environment. That's probably a good thing considering most of the devices Apple ships now stock Retina-quality displays.
Personally I'm not sure how the newly stripped-down version of iTunes is going to go, but who are we kidding? We only use it to sync our iPods now anyway, right?