Apple's iTunes 11 could launch today, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.

In a profile of Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, published on Wednesday, WSJ's Jessica E. Lessin writes: "This week, Mr. Cue faces a test of how well Apple can keep up in online services with the launch of a new desktop version of iTunes, which is expected as soon as Thursday."

The report cites 'people who have seen' the new iTunes who say that the media player software has been delayed due to "engineering issues that required parts to be rebuilt."

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

The launch date was pushed back because Apple "wanted to take a little extra time to get it right", and is now set for a November arrival, leaving the company just two more days to make iTunes 11 available to download.

iTunes 11 is set 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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