Apple has confirmed that iTunes 11 will be pushed back until late November.
A company spokesperson told V3 that the new version of iTunes will be pushed back from its originally expected October release date. The postponement comes as Apple continues to feel the fallout from its recent ousting of iOS senior vice president Scott Forstall.
"The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right," the spokesperson said.
"We look forward to releasing this new version of iTunes with its dramatically simpler and cleaner interface, and seamless integration with iCloud before the end of November."
Apple did not give any specifics on why the new software was being delayed. However, the news comes following a recent corporate shake-up at Apple.
Last week, Apple announced that company executive Scott Forstall would be leaving the company at the end of the year. Forstall's departure will create a bigger role for current Apple employees like Eddy Cue.
Cue is in charge of Apple software like iTunes and iCloud. With Forstall's departure, Cue will now also take the lead on Siri and Maps. His new position means he handles all of Apple's internet software needs.
Apple's corporate shake-up may have streamlined management, but it has also left many Wall Street investors spooked. At the close of the day, Apple stock fell $8.68 a share. The drop in price marks the first time Apple shares have fallen below $600 since last July.
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