ITunes Store, App Store Will See Redesigns in Late 2012
February 21, 2012 10:17 AM
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The iTunes and App Store redesigns aim to make both stores a more interactive, engaging and user-friendly experience
For the first time since 2009, Apple will launch major updates for its
and App Store this year.
The iTunes and App Store redesigns aim to make both stores a more interactive, engaging and user-friendly experience. The changes will reportedly be made to the iTunes Music, TV Show, Movies and App Store sections.
Apple is heavily focusing on making a design that runs iTunes smoothly on both Mac and PC. This move would help keep iTunes competitive among other services that are becoming increasingly popular. However, it is currently unclear if the new iTunes store will launch along with a new version of the iTunes application for PC and Mac.
Apple last made an update to the iTunes Store back in 2009, when the company aimed to make the store simpler to use.
iTunes 10.5.3 running on OS X Lion
The iOS iTunes and App Stores could see some changes as well. In the past, users have complained about the difficulty of finding new software for their mobile Apple products, such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. According to
9 to 5 Mac
, Apple is looking to eventually fix this as well by not only redesigning the store, but also likely updating the iOS versions of the company's multimedia stores. Reports say it's unlikely that the iOS overhaul will launch at the same time as the iTunes Store and App Store redesign for Mac and PC.
Apple has to stay on its toes with iTunes and App Store updates in order to stay on top of the digital music and software industry -- especially with services like Amazon's online music store and Spotify stepping in to steal some of its customers.
Spotify launched in the U.S.
in July 2011, and Amazon's online music store can now be accessed easier than ever with the release of its first tablet,
. The race to offer competitive services that are cheap and easy to use is growing more and more intense.
The iTunes Store and App Store updates are expected to launch in late 2012.
Apple has plenty of other releases coming this year that will have Apple fans buzzing as well. During the first week of March, the
will officially be announced. Also,
OS X Mountain Lion is on its way
for Mac fans.
9 to 5 Mac
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How about making it all web based?
2/21/2012 12:10:28 PM
Seriously, look at this:
Everything you need is neatly organized. You can search for apps, movies, games, etc. all in one organized site...
WHY THE FCUK DO I GOTTA USE ITUNES?! Why isn't it just an online page anyone can access and if they wish to add apps, they just log in and okay the install? Why deal with a bloated, inefficient, and resource intensive application to do something that can be easily done online on any computer on any OS?
RE: How about making it all web based?
2/21/2012 2:27:01 PM
They probably want iTunes to be a gatekeeper to prevent anyone and everyone from accessing the data. One more little bit of security through obscurity.
Not that third party developers haven't written apps to do so, but you still need to download another plugin, at the least.
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