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Apple updates iBooks, iTunes U for iOS 7

Apple has released updated versions of its iBooks and iTunes U apps with new designs for iOS 7. The new versions replace the older wood textured design with a new white shelf look consistent with the built-in iOS 7 Newsstand app and new iOS 7 icons.

Like most of the new iOS 7 design philosophy, the updated apps depart from the prior skeuomorphic textures and book-like visual elements such as wood shelves, covers, and page depth, the visual page turning animations remain in place much as they were before, although expanding the animation to include on-screen controls and intersecting into the status bar.

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The new design is a hybrid. On the surface, they’ve departed from the skeuomorphism, but in the notes sections, study cards, etc., they’ve maintained. Strange.

Posted by Ian Rinestine on November 14, 2013 at 4:07 PM (PDT)

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