new itunes store

Apple has rolled out a revamped version of its desktop iTunes Store to iTunes 12 today. Folks with access to the developer preview or public beta of OS X Yosemite should see the new storefront with various changes including cleaner, flatter design elements.

As you can see in the image above, Apple has axed the 3D rotating carousel of featured content in favor of a new card-style layout. There’s also no longer a backdrop shadow behind the album art, or in the navigation buttons, and the fonts have been changed.

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The changes can be felt throughout the entire store. App icons no longer feature extreme rounded corners, and again the shadows have been removed. It seems that all pages now feature a white background, although I’ve come across a few that still have some color.

Some differences are more prominent than others, and I’m sure I missed a few things in my short time looking it over. But the bottom line is that the design of the iTunes Store has been brought more in line with iOS, OS X Yosemite, and of course the new iTunes 12.

Yosemite is still in beta right now, but it’s expected to be released to the public soon.

[via 9to5Mac]

  • Omar Al-Bazergan

    Is it released on Windows or will it be?

    • GuyWithTheThings

      It probably won’t be released for Windows.

    • onesimpleclik

      It probably will be seeing as a vast amount of people who own iDevices are also Windows users. The only thing that hasn’t been updated is the Safari browser. Apple dropped Windows updates for that a while ago.

      • Yes iTunes will be updated I’m guessing the real question being asked though is will iTunes on Windows be redesigned or will iTunes 11 just be updated with compatibility updates?

    • Warmachine69

      Idk what everybody else is talking about it’s going to be released for windows of course we don’t now for sure but its like 97% chance

  • Mee

    I’d have preferred the more rounded icons so that they matched the ones on iOS. Take the Adobe apps in that screenshot for exams, their rounded uniform border is no longer uniform in this update to iTunes. I actually think that someone at Apple made a mistake in the beta and applied the old-icon shape mask to the icons in the update.

  • I don’t care what it looks like. As long as it isn’t as slow as molasses on Windows like every single other version. Even the “lighter iTunes” was slow.

    • For the record it’s slow on OS X too! Let’s just hope it gets some performance updates along with its redesign since iTunes is by far the worst piece of software Apple has ever made in terms of performance…

  • illy

    Get that promo, Tinashe.

    anyways, like the new design

  • fwitten

    Forget about iTunes on Windows, it’s nightmare.

  • NeftyCorrea

    I’ve been having this new iTunes since september 17 on my yosemite Beta 10.10 its weird that People are getting this update for iTunes now