iTunes 12 icon

iTunes has been redesigned completely to coincide with OS X Yosemite’s design enhancements. The result is a much flatter and cleaner looking app that’s devoid of many of the shadows and layers present in previous iterations.

Just recently, the iTunes Store, which resides within the iTunes app, received an update to match the flatter appearance. This has resulted in a more consistent look across the entire app.

Check out our video walkthrough after the break, which highlights some of the changes in the latest version of iTunes— iTunes 12.

Much of the functionality has remained more of less the same for iTunes—although there is a new tray for recent media items.  If you’re expecting vast functionality changes, you may be disappointed. As far as looks go, however, iTunes 12 matches OS X Yosemite well, and it’s one of the better looking redesigns of the app that I’ve seen over the years.

What do you think about iTunes 12’s revamped visuals?

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  • Linton Findlay

    only thing i dont like atm is the need to right click the shuffle icon to put something on repeat, what was wrong with a separate icon? (Windows version)

  • I wonder why they refreshed iTunes Music Store UI to fit new design, but left Mac App Store look just as it was in Mavericks.

  • momerathe

    I don’t like the new icon, too garish. #firstworldproblems

  • Superninja@1211

    I am actually for the big change. The iTunes looks cooler. And believe me it just takes a little getting used to. Ppl who disagree need to open up more to new technology.

  • Eric Castro

    Everything is fine except for the icon. A big red circle makes me think of an error sign. Actually, every time a message pops out in iTunes with the icon on the left side, I immediately feel an error occurred. Only to find out it was just an information message. How did Apple “design experts” not think of this horrible mistake ?

  • Lazy, fugly, flat GUIs never look appealing to me…there really should be theme options if implementing such 90s design.

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