by Dan Moren
Report: Apple Music to get UI overhaul at WWDC
Bloomberg reports that Apple will significantly redesign Apple Music, announcing it at WWDC:
Apple is altering the user interface of Apple Music to make it more intuitive to use, according to people familiar with the product who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public. Apple also plans to better integrate its streaming and download businesses and expand its online radio service, the people said. The reboot is expected to be unveiled at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The changes will be accompanied by a marketing blitz to lure more customers to the $10-per-month streaming service. An Apple spokesman declined to comment.
As someone who dropped his subscription to Apple Music after the initial 3-month trial period, that comes as, well, interesting news. Would a better UI lure me back to Apple Music? Probably not on its own. I’m more interested in exactly how this is going to affect the Music app, which I still use everyday, and into which Apple Music has seemingly sunk its claws to a near inextricable level.1 I worry that a redesigned Apple Music service will invade the Music app even further.
- I still occasionally–at seemingly random intervals–get that popup screen that asks me to join Apple Music. Seriously? I said no already. Stop asking. ↩