Apple is nearly confirmed to be unveiling the next big release for its mobile OS, iOS 6, this year at its WorldWide Developer’s Conference. As has long been expected, iOS 6 will probably feature a lot of changes and will bring many new features to iOS users. Now, some of these features have been reported.
9to5mac has now revealed that people familiar with Apple’s iOS 6 release have claimed that iOS 6 will be featuring a major revamp of three eminent parts of Apple’s ecosystem. These parts are Apple’s iTunes Store, Apple Store and iBookstore.
It has long been expected that Apple will be revamping its online stores, sooner than later. The primary emphasis on such a revamp would be on the design of the stores, more so than anything else.
We are also told that Apple is trying to make the whole experience of using these online stores more ‘social.’ And to this end, Facebook integration is also being tested in the iTunes Store section.
Also, one of the features that have long been rumored to be implemented in the online stores, namely the option of discoverability of apps, is not going to be available in iOS 6. Although it is said that Apple has all plans of including such an option in its stores in the coming days, the feature is just not ready yet to be a part of these stores.
While all this may be speculation and rumor, we will know soon enough at WWDC when Apple finally unveils iOS 6.
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