Apple is secretly working on a major overhaul of the iTunes store. The world’s wealthiest company is said to be implementing the biggest changes since the store’s debut in 2003, according to some unnamed sources.
This revamp will improve the user experience by closely integrating its iCloud file-storage service with iTunes so users can more seamlessly access and manage their music, videos and downloaded mobile applications across different Apple gadgets (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, etc).
Moreover, the Cupertino based company is looking to also make sharing music a much more enjoyable experience. The idea is for Apple to offer all of these changes by year’s end — of course, after the launch of the new iPhone. iTunes not only generates billions of dollars, but it is a major player in the media industry, so an overhaul will catch many eyeballs from media execs.
Main points of emphasis is to focus on making sharing music more easy and to have tighter cloud integration. For the music part, Apple wants to add a Spotify-like sharing feature, so users can share what song they’ve purchased (something Google already does when you purchase a song in its Play store; you can let your friends listen to the complete song on Google+). When it comes to cloud integration, Apple is creating separate applications for features that had been included within iTunes (hence: Podcast app). Furthermore, the company wants music labels to provide more pics and videos to be included into the store.
This is a rumor so take this with huge grains of salt, as nothing is official until we hear or see something come from Apple.