yosemite app store

Late Wednesday evening, Apple began rolling out a refreshed UI design for its Mac App Store in OS X Yosemite. Following up last month’s OS X update, the new Mac App Store look features flatter graphics, thinner font styling, and tons of white space.

As you can see in the screenshot above, Apple has done away with skeumorphic elements like shadows and well-defined tables, in favor of thin gray lines. The new UI feels faster, lighter and more streamlined, and again more in line with OS X Yosemite.

In fact, the new design brings the Mac App Store inline with much of Apple’s software and web offerings. Since unveiling the new design language in iOS 7, Apple has updated most of its website, iOS and Mac apps, and of course the iTunes Store to match.

It appears tonight’s update is rolling out in stages, with some users not seeing the new design, some seeing it off-and-on, and others reporting they see it permanently. If you want to check it out for yourself, simply launch the Mac App Store in OS X Yosemite.

  • Chris

    I noticed it today at work, wasn’t much of an update though, I was expecting something a little more substantial such as a layout change.

  • Cody

    Waiting for iOS X (10). I am sure that it will be a really noticeable upgrade on every iPhone. Apple is seriously getting boring.

  • Julian Gigola

    buttons not revamped yet, they look horrible

    • Noah

      Which buttons?

      • Kieran.Lillis

        He’s talking about the ones on the top row that say Featured, Top Charts, Categories, Purchased and Updates, although personally I think they look fine.

      • Anthony Snyder

        No he’s talking about the update and install buttons.

      • Cody

        No, he is talking about the “categories” and “back” buttons.

      • Kieran.Lillis

        Ah yep sorry :/ I hadn’t actually used the new look at the time I posted so I based my addition on the image above.

      • Julian Gigola


  • asdfasdf

    Again the Helvetica Neue Ultra thin.. I can barely read the text on an non retina device.. Bad choice apple!

  • Looks good but I don’t know how many users are experiencing this but they should fix the stupid consistent itunes 12.0.1 update. It just keeps showing there for me and I’ve clicked update well over 15 times now and it won’t go away!!

    • James G

      Try signing out and back in?

      • Sadly, I’ve tried that but nothing. I don’t know what else to do and it has a pesky notification that keeps telling me to update.

      • Noah

        Well the back/forward buttons are Yosemite-updated. Part of the new UI.

  • Nyschal

    I am planning to buy a Mac book air. Can you suggest me if 128 gigs storage is sufficient ?? I am looking to get 11″ model