New Features in iTunes 9: Ability to Organize iPhone apps; Blu-ray Support & Social Media Integration

iTunes-based App Management System

Boy Genius Report has just reported that they have received a tip from a "reliable source" that the new version of iTunes 9 will include some exciting new features.

They claim that the new version of iTunes could include Blu-ray support, give users the ability to visually organize and arrange iPhone apps within iTunes and some kind of integration with social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and possibly Last.fm.

The Blu-ray support in iTunes 9 seems to be in line with another rumor we have heard about Apple integrating blu-ray in next generation iMacs.

The integration with social networking sites could mean broadcasting of the currently playing song to social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook etc along with a link to buy the song in iTunes. MG Siegler of TechCrunch believes this could mean some significant sales.

The feature that got me very excited is the ability to visually organize and arrange your iPhone apps within iTunes.

Even though there are tricks, which make it a little easier to manage iPhone apps on iPhone's home screen, I have always felt that Apple should provide a better way to manage iPhone apps within iTunes as it would be a lot easier to do it on the computer rather than managing them on the iPhone.

In fact, iPhone user svdomer09 had proposed an iTunes-based solution to manage iPhone apps, which sounds similar to the feature BGR has reported. Svdomer09 had also published an impressive concept video to show how it should work. 



This is leaked news so please take this one with a grain of salt. But, let's hope Apple Engineers have taken notice of this concept and release an iPhone app management solution in the new version of iTunes.

Please tell us what do you think about the iTunes-based solution to manage iPhone apps in the comments.

[via Boy Genius Report]