Apple adding full iCloud and iOS 6 support to iTunes 11

The Cupertino tech wizards are already hard at work, tinkering away on the future iteration of iTunes

Apple has begun work on the next major iTunes release, iTunes 11, according to 9to5mac.

The site's sources claim that iTunes 11 is iOS 6-ready, although the same iOS 6 compatibility is also expected in future iTunes 10.x updates as well.

iTunes 11 is also expected to feature deeper iCloud integration, with a dedicated iCloud settings panel available for Appleites to tweak their iCloud settings – including iTunes Match and iOS device backups.

9to5mac also reckons that we can expect to see a full iTunes and App Store revamp later this year, fuelled by Apple's purchase of Chomp – an acquisition which should help to improve content discovery in both the iTunes and App Store.

Sure, an iTunes update might not be as exciting as the cavalcade of speculation in our Apple iPhone 5 rumour round up, but anything that improves on iCloud integration and app searching still gets a thumbs up from us.