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.