iTunes 9 What's New Gallery

The store has seen a general redesign as well—the most prominent part being the ever-present menubar at the top, which replaces the awkward breadcrumb system from before.

iTunes 9 What's New Gallery

The whole interface has been refreshed oh-so-slightly, with the artist browser pushed to the left, and the color of the app chrome—the outer shell, basically—has been lightened.

iTunes 9 What's New Gallery

iTunes Extras are available for select films, and include a variety of bonus content, roughly inline with a solid bonus DVD. Some of it can only be viewed in iTunes, through specially designed, per-title interfaces.

iTunes 9 What's New Gallery

iTunes LP provides bonus materials for albums, with a sort of "digital liner note" conceit. The packages are a bit expensive, but the addition of video content and extra songs, on top of lyrics and artwork, could make these things worthwhile.

iTunes 9 What's New Gallery

Easily the best feature in the release: You can now organize iPhone apps on your phone from within iTunes, as well as selectively sync them. Long time coming, but a great implementation.

iTunes 9 What's New Gallery

Now, back to the store: Clicking on an item now opens a preview window, a la, uh, Preview. Saves a couple clicks, I guess.

iTunes 9 What's New Gallery

The albums pages are also cleaned up and smoothed out, such that they look a little more Apply, and a little less like they're part iTunes 8 a crappy web portal

iTunes 9 What's New Gallery

Genius Mixes are barely a new feature, but hey: They're custom mixes drawn from the ether by iTunes' Genius feature, which previously constructed playlists from single songs.

iTunes 9 What's New Gallery

One of the best new search features is a categorization sidebar, which replaces the awkward results panels of yore.

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The new search engine looks quite a bit better, but it's hard to really tell if it is.

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Sharing! You can share music and video over iTunes locally, between up to five authorized PCs. The biggest change from old, crippled sharing? You can actually copy content, or just stream it.

iTunes 9 What's New Gallery

But hey, no need to spend any more time clicking through galleries about iTunes when you can just download it. Which, you can.