iBooks and iTunes U finally updated for iOS 7

iBooks and iTunes U finally updated for iOS 7
If you really needed proof that iOS 7 was rushed out by Apple, you wouldn't have had to look any farther than the iBooks app or the iTunes U app. Neither of those core Apple apps were updated with the iOS 7 redesign, meaning that if you had jumped into one of those apps, you would have moved from the flat and colorful world of iOS 7 into the skeuomorphic wooden bookshelf inside.

But, almost two months after iOS 7 was released to users, both iBooks and iTunes U have been updated with complete redesigns so they no longer stand out like sore thumbs in the new visual system. Now, both apps have ditched the wooden bookshelves in favor of a grayscale look that mimics the idea of a bookshelf. The content tiles are lined up atop a shaded background with a hard line below each, so it still looks like an organized system. 

The stores for each app drop that mimicry for a plain white background with the content floating on top. Additionally, all of the controls and menus have been redesigned to fit with the iOS 7 UI. Neither app lists any other changes, not even the usually ubiquitous bugfixes and performance enhancements. 

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12 Comments

1. Galaxy_StarGaze

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

I always saw that wooden bookshelf on my iPad with iOS 7.0.3 hopefully 7.0.4 should be getting this

8. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Your iOS version doesn't matter, just go into the App Store and update your apps.

3. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Obviously very few IOS users read books.

6. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

When people have bad grammer on phonearena, can I report them for "Not English content"?

7. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

First you might want to learn how to spell "grammar"... You know stones in glass houses and all...

9. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

haha... good come back

12. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I believe "oclifa" spelt grammar wrong intentionally, as a part of a joke

10. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

love the update... they did shrink the left/right margins though kinda messes up that "having a actual book in your hand" feel.

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