Apple Music has gained 13 million paying subscribers in less than one year, but that doesn’t mean that it’s without faults. There’s some good news for those that have issues with Apple Music, though, as new reports suggest that Apple is prepping a revamp.
Apple will make “sweeping changes” to Apple Music, say Bloomberg sources. They explain that Apple is working to make the Apple Music UI more intuitive to use, as well as to better integrate its streaming and download services.
Meanwhile, a report from 9to5Mac claims to have more details on Apple Music’s upcoming changes. It’s said that Apple is planning to abandon its current Apple Music UI in favor of a simpler, black and white user interface that will place more emphasis on album artwork with larger images. Also said to be coming is more use of Apple’s San Francisco font, more 3D Touch features, lyrics integration, and a simplified version of the “For You” recommendation tab. Finally, Apple is said to be abandoning the current “New” tab and replacing it with a “Browse” tab that’ll offer a better-organized view of top charts, new music, and so on.
It’s rumored that this refreshed Apple Music app will be shown at WWDC in mid-June and then launched to the public with iOS 10 in the fall. Also said to be in the works is a major refresh of iTunes for the Mac — which Apple Music is a part of — and a new Apple TV app for tvOS.
This rumored Apple Music refresh sounds like it’ll make the app feel a bit more clean and modern. There will already be a big focus on album art with the larger images, but the black and white UI will help draw your eyes to the artwork even more. The “New” tab change to “Browse” sounds nice, too, as the “New” tab is currently just a crowded mixture of new and popular tracks.
Have you used Apple Music? If so, what would you like to see changed with its UI?