new remote app

Last week we reported that a redesigned Remote app icon had been spotted in iTunes, suggesting that the app would be getting its long-awaited iOS 7 makeover sometime soon. But we have yet to see that happen.

That doesn’t mean we aren’t close though. Today, more evidence of an impending update surfaced by way of a similarly-new Remote icon appearing in the Columbian App Store’s ‘Designed for iOS 7’ section…

new remote app

MacRumors, who was first to spot the icon, says the promo is only ‘occasionally visible’ on the Colombian App Store. But still, combined with the previous sighting, it seems like a strong indication of a coming refresh.

The Remote app, which iOS device owners can use to control their Apple TVs and iTunes libraries, is one of Apple’s few remaining apps that have yet to receive an update for the redesigned iOS 7 operating system.

Other Apple-made apps awaiting updates are Find My Friends, iTunes U and surprisingly, iBooks. We’ll obviously let you know as soon as these hit. Until then, Remote is available in the App Store for free.

  • R4

    Any news on iBooks? The last update removed all my books I had saved on the cloud

    • Glorin

      I had the same issue.. Go to iPhone > Books tab > check the box (Sync all books) again.. Then Sync and done in seconds.

  • marco1993

    I think remote will be updated with the new Apple TV(when apple announces it)

    • chumawumba

      What’s wrong with the current Apple TV?

      • Mohammed Sahib

        What was wrong with the iPhone 5?

      • chumawumba

        Good point, Apple should add a fingerprint sensor to the Apple TV.

      • I think that they should add a figerprint sensor to everything. Apple TV, iPad, iMac, Macbooks, Mac Pro, iPod nano, iPod touch, Airport Express, Thunderbolt displays and smart covers.

      • Anthony Antunez

        I think a software update makes more sense. New Remote app with new iOS for Apple TV. Right now the Apple TV looks outdated with the iOS 6-like icons and interface. It needs a facelift as well like iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks.

  • Mohammed Sahib

    Please Apple don’t remove the wooden shelf from iBooks.

    • CC

      Maybe they will keep the shelf, except make it look like iOS 7 Newsstand?

      • Neil Sardesai

        I think that’s exactly what he doesn’t want. The iOS 7 NewsStand is hideous with those tacky gradients. The wooden shelf looks so much nicer.

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Exactly.

      • Σαλαη αββας

        That’s what you think , to me the newsstand ios 7 looks better , I hope iBooks will get that look too , and 100.1% it will ,,,, so enjoy the wooden look before it. Goes for good

      • Mohammed Sahib

        :'(

      • Michael Allen

        Agreed.

    • Σαλαη αββας

      I hope they make it like newsstand In ios 7 it’s much better than wood

  • Neil Sardesai

    I hope they update Keynote Remote

  • Markus Hudobnik

    I want an iBooks update

  • Maybe..

    • Glorin

      I can spot you photoshop mistakes genius… You worked really hard to do something we already know

      • Not even Photoshop

      • Anthony Antunez

        Looks legit to me. Why go throughout the trouble of editing these icons when they will come out soon anyway?

      • Michael Allen

        You’re a bit of a cock.

      • Glorin

        I’m tired of all this “pretending I know everything and I know what’s the right thing they should do” game everyone is playing the last 5 years.

    • very nice

  • Lance Baker

    Looking forward to this. I use the app often.

    • Martin

      Me too man. I hate that it crashes every time I leave the app and go back to it. Doesn’t help that it’s ugly as hell too.

      • Michael Allen

        God I’m glad it’s not just me seeing that. I’ve posed the question a few times but nobody seems to want to answer.

        The crashing makes me want to rage.