Apple's delayed iTunes 11 could be arriving within the next few days, according to reports.

 iTunes 11 was unveiled alongside the iPhone 5 at Apple's special event in September, and was scheduled for release in October.

But, when October came and went with no sign of the highly anticipated redesigned software, Apple confirmed that it had pushed back the launch of iTunes 11 until November, because the company "wanted to take a little extra time to get it right."

Now, the end of November is rapidly approaching and users are twiddling their thumbs waiting for the update, wondering if further delays will occur. Apple already advised users to 'get ready for the new iTunes' by finding artwork for all of their music in preparation for the 'highly visual' iTunes 11.

It looks like the wait is almost over though. MacRumors forum member Mikhail, who claims to be a musician and label owner, yesterday received a notification from his music distributer advising him to get ready for iTunes 11 @which is about to be released within the next days".

The email says that, with iTunes 11 "users have the possibility to view pictures and galleries to every artist in iTunes," so artists should submit photographs for use in the new version.

iTunes 11 is sent to take the venerable content playing and management program to new levels with a completely redesigned interface and new iCloud sharing features. For more information, you can read our preview here.

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