Apple Working to Update and Simplify iTunes Store and App Store in 2012?

9to5Mac reports that Apple is working on an overhaul of its iTunes Store and App Store marketplaces, seeking to simplify the user experience while also increasing interactivity and discoverability. The revamped stores are reportedly planned to launch later this year.
The new design is said to be even simpler and more user-friendly than the current design. Apple is working on ways to enhance the speed and efficiency of finding new content, such as songs, videos, and applications. The cornerstone element of Appleā€™s new iTunes Store is interactivity. As Apple vaguely explained to a number of music labels and entertainment partners, Apple is looking to make the iTunes Store a much more engaging experience.
According to the report, the focus is currently on the desktop iTunes Store and App Store experience as managed through the iTunes application, although it is unclear whether the revamped stores will come alongside a major revision to the application itself. And along with the revamped desktop experience, Apple will also be working to refresh the interface on iOS, although those changes may come somewhat after the changes on the desktop side.

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35 months ago
About time, iTunes is in a desperate need of an overhaul.
Rating: 31 Votes
35 months ago
Why is this not on the front page?
Rating: 23 Votes
35 months ago
And not a moment too soon...
Rating: 11 Votes
35 months ago
They need to create more categories, the ones they current have are too vague for the amount of apps they carry.

Maybe even add a "cart" option? I would love to queue up a few apps I want to buy by adding them to a cart?

This would be a very good feature on iOS because I HATE downloading an app and getting bounced out of the app store to watch it download!:mad:
Rating: 10 Votes
35 months ago
I wonder if an an option to combine multiple Apple IDs is part of the plan?
Rating: 9 Votes
35 months ago
Dude, I would love to have an app on my computer called "Music," in which would be music and nothing else. And one for "Videos" and "iBooks." And iPhoto could even be renamed "Photos" for good measure. Make iOS syncing happen in the background, totally automatically, every time you add or change something. Then, have an app called "iStore" or just "Store" for buying Mac AND iOS apps.

Oh, and ditch Ping.
Rating: 7 Votes
35 months ago
I first thought it was about integrating them.
Rating: 7 Votes
35 months ago
I get the feeling this will be part of a completely redone iTunes 11. They've taken so much off the plate of iTunes since iCloud came out that it's now comically bloated. It wouldn't surprise me at all to see a complete rewrite.
Rating: 6 Votes
35 months ago
Until you have to explain it to your mom.
Rating: 6 Votes
35 months ago

ITunes is a bit too fascist to me. Some major Iphone features like the video player can't even allow you to delete videos. that's heavy


You can in fact do this. Just swipe your finger to the right over the video's entry in the list and the delete button appears. Took me awhile to find it too.
Rating: 6 Votes

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