You may have noticed that with the introduction of iOS 7, the design of iBooks and iTunes U remained unchanged. Today, Apple released a new version of both apps to bring their look and feel in line with the rest of its mobile operating system.


In both apps, the wooden bookcase has been replaced with a flat, grey background. Titles still stand in a formal grid though and the shading behind each title creates the illusion that each ebook or digital title is standing on a flat surface.


The storefront for each app has also been redesigned, dropping the black bars on the top and bottom for a predominantly white, sparse aesthetic. From a features standpoint, it doesn’t look like much has changed in either app. For iPhone and iPad users though, greater consistency across Apple’s range of pre-installed apps should be a welcome sight.

➤ iBooks | iOS
➤ iTunes U | iOS

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