Apple to refresh look of the App Store, iBook Store and iTunes for iOS 6, says report

Apple to refresh look of the App Store, iBook Store and iTunes for iOS 6, says report
According to 9to5 Mac, Apple will be updating the look of the Apple App Store, iBook Store and iTunes for iOS 6. The changes will deal with how customers interact with the sites. The main focus of the changes will be on "social sharing," and the iTunes Store is currently being tested with some type of Facebook integration that might end up on all three storefronts.

Apple's acquisition of the app discovery service Chomp is not expected to play any role in the updating of the online stores as no changes are in store (pun intended) in relation to the accessibility of the trio. While improvements are expected in terms of app discovery for the future, Chomp related changes won't be ready in time for the launch of iOS 6.

Speaking of iOS 6, the latest update of Apple's mobile OS is expected to be introduced during the upcoming WWDC 2012 which starts June 11th. If you're planning on getting tickets, you might have to pay an exorbitantly high price from a scalper or third party reseller as the event has been sold out for weeks.

source:  9to5Mac via electronista

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66 Comments

61. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

sGoat start to bleating

47. handicrapguy

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

I don't really care what it looks like i just want them to fix whatever they broke in itunes. Browsing from anywhere except my pc is a painful experience.

41. lil2070

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I hope they bring up sum change this time

40. lil2070

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Have an ipad 2, but I hate apple ... HAve to admit it has the most boring interface all of

44. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You don't like stuff that works huh? 95% of tablet users disagree with you.

51. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

WORKS!!!! I can't play HALF the 3D games on my iPod Touch (64gb 4th gen 5.1.1),, Dead Space, Shadowgun, because they keep forceclosing! My RAZR however WORKS!

56. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Why do you think I'm buying an iPhone5? Because maybe then I'll get the support that I need, and games that just RUN. As for the iPad. I have used an iPad 3 and its interface is pretty much IDENTICAL as the iPod Touch, I HAVE an ICS tablet, and used an ICS phone (GNEX) and the structure is different, it is more complex on the tablet. Oh, that and I can run CD ROM's USB video game controllers and all sorts of other goodness from my ICS tablet (stock) that you wouldn't DREAM of doing on an iPad!

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So!!!

35. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

future of mobile????? no you mean what it lacks, sheep season on the horizon

24. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

*looks at 4th gen iPod touch * hmmmm I don't think she'll take another upgrade...

23. FAW-Q

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

Fawqin' nerds, get a fawqin life!!!

21. FAW-Q

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

The difference between Apple fanboys and Android fanboys? Nothing! All of you need to kiss up and make up and become friends with one another! All of you need each other to poke one another in the behind once you all realize. Just realize!

19. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Its about time. It been long overdue. Apple is really slow to know when to change the design. 1 year too late so you guys better bring eveything to the table.

17. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

I bet that the next iPhoney will be just another piece.That's it no piece of cr@p because they are better than the piece I want to see the inNOvation that it will bring

15. Allen3697

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

How about they just refresh the look of iOS 6 all together? ......

14. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Why don't they just combine all these stores into one app? jw

13. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

PhoneArenaUser call iPhone buyers sheeps. I bet he gets every galaxy phone that comes out, even though their are better android phones out there. Wouldn't you call that a sheep?

49. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Exactly

12. Nikonmorous

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

You know, why do people hate the iPhone so much? It's a PHONE... That's all it is, all it will ever be. Android (in a mobile device) is a phone - that's all it is, and all it will ever be. It's not the device that stirs up trouble, it's the ignorance from it's users. I am a current Android user, but soon to switch to iOS. It's not the fact I hate Android, it's just not for me. The simplicity is what makes me lean towards the iPhone, not the fact IT'S AN IPHONE. Just like the Ford Mustang in the early 60s, Apple could've never expected the rave they have recieved from users. iPhone users have made the phone a pop culture icon. Yes, the iPhone has caused a uncontrollable contoversy between mobile device users, but again, that is it's users, not the phone itself. Why can't we all except the differences presented in both platforms, and move on? Our generation is in a very sad stance because we get on websites and forums and argue about stupid stuff like pixel density. Why? Seriously... Why does it matter?

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...stupid stuff like pixel density..." Yes, I agree it isn't the most significant thing in the humans life, but in technology life pixel density isn't 'stupid stuff'. So, please don't try to mix point of humans life and technical interests. "iPhone users have made the phone a pop culture icon." Really well said, you just have expressed my minds. :) +1 for you. :)

27. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

So you are saying you don't like iPhones because its a pop culture icon? Now that's stupid

29. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Yes he is stupid

34. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Are you angry? :D

33. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't like Apple not iPhone.

53. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

You could have fooled me, im curious what did apple do to you personally

54. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I hate Apple as a company because of Apples politics and morality. How they achieve their objectives and goals.

65. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well I hate how they torture cows for us to have meat... I dont agree with their methods but I still love my Whopper

66. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

ANOTHER Reasonable post? You're on a roll gallitoking! a good metaphor too! If you stay on this track you'll be respected like Jeff da beat is...

26. Smart

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Appreciate your sentiments....... Your claims of Iphone bringing a change in mobile landscape is true....Prior to Iphone mobile technology was not optimized to its true potential like today......In a way Iphone sped up the things.....But ever since technology has taken huge strides and each quarter the user is presented with a mobile device better than the former.... But if you analyse an iphone most of its technological brilliance is still far behind the competition.....But apple need not care for that cause it anyways rakes in millions of dollar (actually billions) every year even without bringing much to the platter..... Apple as a brand is too big to contain.....even for a giant like Google..... Had a product like iphone been released even by Samsung it wouldn't have registered even half the sales figure of apple......Apple is not just a brand anymore...It has become a status symbol for many posh people... But of late Android is fast becoming the status of technology........ Android is transforming the mobile world faster than windows changed the desktop experience.... Android opened the gates to all while apple kept is clientele closed......only those willing to shell out astronomical cash are allowed to join the apple club whereas android goes very easy on money..... Though i perfecly agree with your comment but our world is hardly that balanced....The mud slinging is nasty.....(must see how people flare up at things as simple as net usage statistics).......but it is this divide that fuels the growth of technology....... Though the world wars claimed many lives but most of technological breakthroughs happened in those two sad times....... We are at war Nikonmorous....... But have some popcorn and enjoy as each time apple and android wield their swords amazing innovation lands on our hands....

28. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

You kept the promise that your username made, good post + 1

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