Terrible UI. The kind of stuff the Gruber of old would devote a post to ridiculing.
10:35 pm — Friday, 16 September 2016
I don't agree that the UI is "terrible," but -- as with nearly every new UI Apple has ever produced -- needs some further refinement (and, also as normal, will get some). I trust Apple is listening to user feedback on this issue, as they typically do, but I'm always surprised their own employees in daily-use testing didn't flag this before it was released.

Cast a glance over the UI of OS X or iTunes over the years, particularly the early years, if you doubt me.
12:21 am — Saturday, 17 September 2016
iTunes has gotten worse and worse for years
12:47 am — Saturday, 17 September 2016
To Be Fair:
This is a problem that's been endemic to iOS for years, yet Gruber continually ignores it. "Mystery Meat" navigation, stuff you can only access through gestures, lack of documentation.

It would be good if Apple hired some people who knew something about software usability.
1:17 am — Saturday, 17 September 2016
spotify and other continuous steaming services successes are the consequence of itunes/music's UI failures.

10 years with a mac, and I still long WinAmp's simplicity and obviousness
8:49 am — Sunday, 18 September 2016
Older versions of iTunes (3 ish?) were pretty nice too.
11:32 pm — Sunday, 18 September 2016
SJ would probably shoot whoever is violating the Apple UI/UX guidelines...

but then again, UI/UX hasn't been consistent even within a singular product for years now (inconsistent within OS X, inconsistent within core iOS functionality, etc).
3:01 pm — Monday, 19 September 2016
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