Apple is reported to be working on a complete overhaul for its Apple Music service. According to various sources, Apple Music will get a new design, a few new functions, and some changes to existing features.
First up, Apple Music will receive a simplified look. Instead of the current colourful background, report says that the design will emphasize on black and white backgrounds and text. This means that Apple will no longer change the appearance based on the colour of a particular album’s art. Instead, the album art will become “huge”, and take up a larger part of the interface so it won’t appear dull. According to sources, it will look “bolder, yet simpler”.
Sources also say that Apple will include song lyrics in Music. It says that the Cupertino company is currently working with music labels to work on that, allowing the words to be in sync with the songs as they play. This will put Apple Music ahead of one of its biggest rival, Spotify, who does not have lyrics for its mobile app yet (lyrics is available on Spotify desktop). Other changes include a simplified “For You” section that suggests personalised content to listeners, and the “New” tab will be replaced with “Browse”.
Apple is expected to unveil the new Apple Music at its upcoming WWDC 2016 event happening next month. It will be part of iOS 10, which will be fully released in “fall” (between September to December).