Nevertheless, iTunes 11 is heavily focused on under-the-hood changes, rather than cosmetic ones as with successive iterations of iTunes 10. Support for the company's upcoming iOS 6 mobile operating system, an increased presence of iCloud integration and a revamped App Store are all expected to be major focal points with this release.
Of course, Apple may not intend to release a finalized iTunes 11 public build for mass consumption until Fall comes around, when it will be launching its sixth-generation 4G LTE iPhone and fifth-generation iPod touch devices. However, the anonymous sources claim it is most probable that the company will release a couple more iTunes 10.x updates and a simple iOS 6-compatibility release for developers this summer.
In regards to enhanced iCloud support, it is expected that iTunes 11 will feature a dedicated iCloud control panel that will allow for direct management of iTunes-in-the-Cloud content and device backups made to Apple's iCloud servers in Maiden, North Carolina (codenamed "Area i51").