Apple rumoured to be planning an App Store overhaul

iTunes Store redesign also reportedly the way

Apple rumoured to be planning an App Store overhaul
Apple is preparing an overhaul of the App Store and iTunes Store, with the aim of making the digital storefronts simpler and more user friendly.

At least, that's the rumour from 9to5 Mac, which says Apple hopes to improve the speed and efficiency of finding new content - good news for both developers and customers.

Appy days

Apparently, interactivity is to be a cornerstone feature of the move, which will lead on the desktop iTunes Store, in a bid to make shopping with Apple a more engaging experience - especially in terms of the competition it's experiencing with the likes of Spotify and Amazon.

iTunes was last updated in late 2009.

These redesigns are set for a release sometime in 2012, but with a new iPad and new iPhone also likely to hit the shelves sometime this year, it doesn't seem fanciful to suggest that two of the events might be simultaneous.

[source: 9to5 Mac]
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