As the WWDC 2012 date approches closer, more and more iOS 6 details seem to be leaking out. Apple is expected to preview iOS 6, the next major iOS software update, during WWDC 2012 keynote. 9to5mac reports that the 3 major digital stores: iTunes Store, App Store and iBookstor will see design overhauls in iOS 6.
According to sources familiar with Apple’s upcoming iOS 6 mobile software offering, the company’s three major digital stores will see design overhauls. The overhauls are said to be major and they focus on improved interactivity when making purchases in iTunes, the App Store, and the iBookstore. Social is a big piece of the store overhauls, and Facebook integration is being tested in the iTunes Store portion, at least.
9to5mac also thinks that these store overhauls won’t include improved apps discoverability. In case you don’t know, Apple recently acquired a company called Chomp, an app search engine that focuses on improved discoverability of apps. Chomp’s technology will definitely improve App Store search and recommendations. Despite Apple want to use Chomp’s technology across digital store, it may not happen in iOS 6 because according to 9to5Mac’s source, the implementation will not be ready in time for the iOS 6 launch.
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This news seems to be really popular. We’re really interested in it, particularly how it affects app discoverability. It’s a major issue.
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Wondering what others’ opinions are. Is something like this helpful? Would you like to see Apple integrate something like this?