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iTunes Redesign Inspired By iOS [Images]

iTunes Redesign Inspired By iOS [Images]

Posted May 21, 2014 at 9:04pm by iClarified
Brye Michael Kobayashi, a student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has posted his concept for an iTunes redesign inspired by iOS.

"iTunes is one of the most essential applications on OS X", says Kobayashi. "For many of us, it aggregates all our music, movies, apps and backups for our devices. While over the years updates have added functionality, the overall experience hasn't really changed."

Some issues he found with the current version of iOS include:
● Drop down menu to switch libraries is confusing and adds another unnecessary step.
● Narrow rows and small text reduces visibility.
● Disconnect between old and new design style.
● Multiple scrolling lists and small banners overwhelm the experience.
● Home page cluttered with random assortment of media.
● Quick links are mostly pointless and take up valuable x-axis space.

Kobayashi decided to use a sidebar for navigation in his concept. The music playback controls are located in the sidebar as well and have a layout that mimics the iOS Music app. Six tabs correspond to the type of media and stay the same when switching between the store and your library. Less used categories are stored in the More tab, and can be rearranged just the way you like. A segmented control lets you flip between the iTunes Store and your Library.

The new Library experience focuses on better organization, legibility, and use of space. The song view has been updated to make better use of screen real estate and make it easier to find songs alphabetically. Album view features large artwork for visual navigation and a sound level indicates where audio is coming from.

The device management tab puts media, backups, software updates, and iCloud service all in one place.

Take a look at a few screenshots below or hit the link for more. Let us know what you think in the comments...

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iTunes Redesign Inspired By iOS [Images]

iTunes Redesign Inspired By iOS [Images]

iTunes Redesign Inspired By iOS [Images]
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Mike Power
Mike Power - May 22, 2014 at 10:57pm
I REMEMBER WHEN APPLE BOUGHT ITUNES BACK IN 1999.SoundJam MP, developed by Bill Kincaid and released by Casady & Greene in 1999,[5] was renamed iTunes when Apple purchased it in 2000. SO DON'T BE SURPRISED.
Fukran John
Fukran John - May 22, 2014 at 7:40pm
Wait and watch. This would def be copied by appple. "Once thief, always thief ". You just can't escape from it
Trucker Brian
Trucker Brian - May 22, 2014 at 12:57pm
Good job. Very neat and clean, and flows right with the look of iOS 7. Would love to see this concept come to life
John - May 22, 2014 at 5:44am
I love this - iTunes is likely to be updated with Mac OS X Syrah at WWDC.
gamerscul9870 - May 22, 2014 at 1:41pm
And start using fruit names?
John - May 22, 2014 at 3:36pm
No cos if you actually look, you'll see that's going to be the name of Mac OS 10.10.
gamerscul9870 - May 22, 2014 at 3:43pm
I looked it up which made me asked that.
RHEL - May 22, 2014 at 4:53am
When this happens, im def swithing everything to android.
Techo1 - May 22, 2014 at 5:49am
Good luck on that idea. No updates just a bunch of bugs and malware!
Old guy
Old guy - May 22, 2014 at 1:39am
I remember back in the day when iTunes was easy to use.
gamerscul9870 - May 22, 2014 at 3:20am
I remember back in the day when everything was fine until people started trolling.
gamerscul9870 - May 22, 2014 at 3:20am
The more you care about iTunes the more simple you still see it like me.
gamerscul9870 - May 21, 2014 at 9:16pm
As long as it's just looks and not moving anything else around then it's worth an upgrade.
Yucon - May 21, 2014 at 9:12pm
It looks really neat and functional, they should actually take note from this guy's work.
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