The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple will finally release iTunes 11, after a myriad of manufacturing delays, today. Yep, that's right, today, finally. Considering it was meant to be released way back in October, it's better late than never, I guess.

I just hope it doesn't end up as massive and bloated as the current iteration, because even on a Mac, that thing is infuriating to use. Apparently the delays were due to parts of it having to be re-written, which makes me hope iTunes 11 will finally be as fast and slick as it bloody-well should be.

WSJ has a decent profile on Eddy Cue too, Apple's new 'Mr. Fixit', although I'm pretty sure that has very different connotations here than it does in the US. [WSJ via 9to5Mac]