I'm not sure I understand what is about to happen.
I currently play music via I tunes and like the way albums are displayed, cover art and track listing. I tend not to create playlists, but do so only to transfer music to I phone and I pad.
I also have Fidelia to play 24 bit music, but whilst I like the sound, the interface is not as user friendly, cover art is not displayed and all albums are just listed as an integrated track listing (unless someone knows better as I am a novice user).
I buy music from many sources not just Apple store, have 1000's of CD's and ripped to computer.
Will I still be able to play in the same manner as I do now or will I have to pay Apple to allow me to play music I have already bought?
If the above charges are to be levied, can anyone recommend an alternate platform to play music on that has a user friendly interface to use on Apple computers?
I want iTunes on Windows so I can:
(1) Keep a local backup of the phone, so if it dies or gets nicked I can zap it back onto a new one. I don't want this in the Cloud as I might be off somewhere with crap Internet bandwidth, plus it might get hacked and there's a (hopefully very slim) change it might disappear.
(2) Sync with Outlook (although alas not with Notes as of some time back, which has been ultra annoying).
(3) Move significant amounts (and lots of items) of data into Apps all in one go.
Losing those would perhaps be a show-stopped for me.
hope so since itunes does not work properly anyway may as well get rid af the garbage!