Apple will reportedly overhaul its App Store and iTunes within the next year.
Does the very sight of the current mosh pit that is the iTunes Store and App Store fill your heart with disgust? Apple is said to be working on a much simpler design that'll not only make it easier to find new digital content, but also make the two digital stores faster.
The last time the iTunes Store was redesigned was in 2009 as 9to5Mac points out.
On the iTunes Store redesign:
The new design is said to be even simpler and more user-friendly than the current design. Apple is working on ways to enhance the speed and efficiency of finding new content, such as songs, videos, and applications. The cornerstone element of Apple's new iTunes Store is interactivity. As Apple vaguely explained to a number of music labels and entertainment partners, Apple is looking to make the iTunes Store a much more engaging experience.
On the App Store redesign:
While the iTunes App Store is an incredibly and unprecedentedly popular service, many users have complained about how difficult it sometimes is to find new and exciting software for their iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches. Apple is likely working on a more interactive way of locating iOS device software to solve these concerns. The interactivity that Apple wants within the digital store is something Apple could only likely pull off by housing the store within a full-fledged application, not a pure web browser experience.
I couldn't agree more that the iTunes Store and App Store need overhauls. They've become bloated messes as Apple's added more content — most recently iBookstore textbooks. It's not even an exaggeration to say that iTunes is responsible for over 75 percent of my OS X crashes.
The redesigns are expected to drop later this year. Do you like the iTunes Store and App Store experience or has it been frustrating for finding what you want? Sound off in the comments below.