Rumor: App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore getting facelift and Facebook integration

By , Jun 1, 2012

Corroborating iDB’s scoop that all Apple’s apps which ship with iOS software are about to get a major overhaul in iOS 6, the latest chatter in the rumor mill now has it that Apple at WWDC is launching redesigned front-ends for the App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore.

As for the new look, you can probably expect the App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore apps to adopt that sexier silver appearance.

But wait, there’s more to this redesign than meets the eye…

Blogger Mark Gurman details his findings over at 9to5Mac, based on “sources familiar with Apple’s upcoming iOS 6 mobile software offering”:

The overhauls are said to be major and they focus on improved interactivity when making purchases in iTunes, the App Store, and the iBookstore.

Furthermore, “Apple is still planning to roll out complementary store redesigns for computers later this year”, Gurman reports.

And as Apple becomes more social, social is said to be “a big piece of the store overhauls”, the author writes.

Specifically, Facebook integration is said to be tested in the iTunes Store.

Just a bit earlier today, MG Siegler reported for TechCrunch that Apple is finally readying system-wide Facebook integration, a headline new feature in iOS 6 designed to help people share content with Facebook friends without ever leaving their apps.

Unfortunately, Gurman writes, better discoverability is not in the cards yet, at least not in time for an announcement at the  WWDC keynote June 11.

Apple in February acquired Chomp for an undisclosed sum, a startup focused on app discovery that became popular shortly following its launch in 2009.

The iPhone maker sometimes snaps up smaller companies for their engineering talent and technologies.

Apple is widely expected to tap Chomp’s app search and discovery platform to improve content discoverability at a later stage.

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  • jose castro

    its about time…..hopefully

  • Anonymous

    Yawn. I really don’t see the point in all these massively vague ‘rumour’ posts. It wouldn’t be so bad if you didn’t write so many of them.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t you get bored by posting none stop rumours !! I’m still trying to find the word “iTV” somewhere in here, it’s well known how obsessed you are with the word and rumours in general.

    I thought last year was bad but you’ve given “overkill” a whole new meaning.

    ….. Oh and btw, you guys who are all creaming your pants about updated built in iOS apps need to wake up. If that is the major upgrade of the iOS then i’ll seriously consder my next device because it doesn’t matter how much Apple tart up the mainly shit apps they push with iOS, they’ll still be mostly wank and useless, not to mention there are so many things that people jailbreak for that need implementing into the iOS, most of whic are far more needed than stock apps given a facelift … I love Apple products but fuck me sideways iOS is so fucking boring and dull !!

  • Anonymous

    Sources!?
    My sources have sources
    My horses have sources
    Is it true? Of courses!
    It was said by my sources!!

    I don’t mind iDB being a rumor site, and I didn’t say anything in the previous (equally as vague) article. But really just cover the rumors that have leaked parts/code or something to back them up. I don’t think I’m the only one that grows weary of the “I know a guy” or “I know a guy who knows a guy who said blah blah blah.”

  • http://twitter.com/mripod64 Spencer

    Sigh*….I hate facebook…I dont want it on my phone…

  • http://twitter.com/Mdot80 Marc Henn

    Yes i feel you i never had facebook an never will

  • Anonymous

    I feel as though the Facebook integration is something of a fad. It might have a few years of use but, like Macromedia Flash, will eventually become something of a dinosaur. I still don’t understand how FB plans to make money once the initial popularity wears off..?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler155 Tyler Chervo

    So my brother’s friend’s neighbor’s uncle’s nephew’s father ‘s co-worker’s wife’s boss’s Landlord’s girlfriend’s sister’s roomate knows a “SUPAH SERIOUS SOURCE” who says we will be seeing a 10,000 inch iPad next week with myspace and Friendster integration. This all seems pretty legit if you ask me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Francesco-Murru/581386943 Francesco Murru

    Hi Jeff, what do you think about the Great debate on Youtube : Android Vs iOS The truth about Apple and Google’s OS Part 1,2,3,4,5…..

    We would like to know if iDownloadblog team have some answers to wicked4u2c’s questions and debate’s video and we are interested to see a video from you wich especially give us some explainations on few security issues Apple is facing… I would recommend to watch all the 5 videos.
    I don’t agree on many aspect of the debate . My point of view is that a fair comparison between the iPhone 4S and the best Android on the market it’s irrelevant….Android “per se” is already with “Jailbreak” due to its nature as anOpen System while Apple’s restrictions does not give the iPhone 4S the real flexibility and customization and usability which deserve. thanks for all your help during these years.
    Frank and friends

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1507068701 Jorit Studer

    I HATE PEOPLE WHO SAY, THEY DON’T WANNA COMPLAIN & BUT STILL DO!
    Fucking non-sense people on the WWW!
    U think u gonna change anything?! Hell noo!
    It’s not your site!