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Jun 7, 2011, 02:02 PM
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Apple claims over 200 new features (http://www.apple.com/ios/ios5/) coming in iOS 5. One that was listed amongst the slides was a new iPad Music app, and while it was visible and briefly mentioned in during the keynote, some readers may have missed it, so here is a screenshot passed along to us by a reader.

Article Link: Screenshot of iOS 5's New iPad Music App (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/07/screenshot-of-ios-5s-new-ipad-music-app/)



Sixtafoua
Jun 7, 2011, 02:13 PM
EWW gross, I don't like it at all!

andi242
Jun 7, 2011, 02:15 PM
will playlists be synced, too?
That would be great! :D

johnryjr
Jun 7, 2011, 02:15 PM
Well, at least they have good taste in music. I love Something Corporate.

LastLine
Jun 7, 2011, 02:17 PM
EWW gross, I don't like it at all!

Agreed I always liked the iTunes style layout. Shame. It's not that this is terrible (particularly assuming gestures etc are in there) but still, it's a shame to me.

macbwizard
Jun 7, 2011, 02:18 PM
What happened to Genius Mixes?

Not sure I like this layout.

drewisanapple
Jun 7, 2011, 02:22 PM
I like the additions, but why is it so ... Ugly?

The App now is at least in line with iTunes and iPod in iPhones, but now it's quite distasteful. It goes to say, that maybe iTunes 11 will feature this new look.

enkadrummer88
Jun 7, 2011, 02:29 PM
will playlists be synced, too?
That would be great! :D

Playlists have always synced to iPods and iOS devices

janstett
Jun 7, 2011, 02:32 PM
I don't like it. I guess for local content it's OK, but it's a step backwards when using Home Sharing to view the 54,000 songs on my Mac. Can't get list view, no quick jump alphabet indexes, etc. I also don't see a quick "shuffle library". I want the old interface back.

Gibbage
Jun 7, 2011, 02:54 PM
One of the things I was hoping would change in IOS5 is the iPod app on the iPad. I really don't like the existing one, it seems to be half iTunes, half a giant IPod.

milo
Jun 7, 2011, 03:06 PM
The iPod app is one of my least favorite things on the iPad. I especially hope they tweak the way that you add songs to playlists (like dragging songs). Going into a playlist, hit edit, hit add songs...not a great way to work when you're listening and you want to just add one song at a time quickly. How about a way to add songs to playlists from the song view?

Along those same lines, how about a way to work backwards from songs in iTunes, why not have a view that shows a list of all playlists a song is in?

And what's up with lyrics pages constantly jumping back to the top after a few seconds? No other scroll interfaces jump on their own, is that intentional for some weird reason or just a bug?

csjcsj
Jun 7, 2011, 03:12 PM
Not only is it ugly, but it's useless if you have 40 playlist and will have to scroll through way too many pages to get there.

radiogoober
Jun 7, 2011, 03:15 PM
I really like this new look. It's a completely different feel. To me, it looks and feels like a piece of retro stereo equipment. I'm using this on my iPad. The screenshot posted here does not show the "now playing" info in the top-middle of the screen. That's where it shows artist, song name, etc. It also has the shuffle and repeat buttons, and the genius mix button (which seems to not be functional at the moment.)

If you google image search "crosley iphone" there's a company with some stuff out that has the look and feel of the new Music app. Also, what was the name of the electronics company that apple's taken a lot of their design from? This Music app has the feel of that too.

What happened to Genius Mixes?

Not sure I like this layout.

andi242
Jun 7, 2011, 03:38 PM
Playlists have always synced to iPods and iOS devices

over iCloud? How could I've missed that...

tgildred
Jun 7, 2011, 03:44 PM
If you google image search "crosley iphone" there's a company with some stuff out that has the look and feel of the new Music app. Also, what was the name of the electronics company that apple's taken a lot of their design from? This Music app has the feel of that too.

Are you thinking of Dieter Rams' work for Braun? If so, yeah... you're absolutely right. I like it. Very uncluttered and clean.

Tones2
Jun 7, 2011, 03:51 PM
So there i no way to put this screen into a "list" mode? I have like 100 playlists - this format is useless.

How do albums and songs show up? I certain hope not by cover art.

And what's with the transport controls being so small and in the upper left corner? I hate them there - they should be bigger and on the bottom, like on the iPhone.

Tony

scottparker999
Jun 7, 2011, 04:03 PM
Also, what was the name of the electronics company that apple's taken a lot of their design from? This Music app has the feel of that too.

This new interface reminds me of an old Beogram record player. I like the looks, but it seems they have sacrificed function.

MaxDrago
Jun 7, 2011, 05:00 PM
Are there any other shots of this? I assume turning it sideways has the same effect it has in other Apple apps with lists (full text list down the left)? What's under New and Other? Settings? :confused:

Such much uproar over so little info... so early. I don't get it.

radiogoober
Jun 7, 2011, 05:13 PM
Are you thinking of Dieter Rams' work for Braun? If so, yeah... you're absolutely right. I like it. Very uncluttered and clean.

Yes, Braun! Thank you. I was trying to find it on Google looking for "Brohnson" lol.

Check out these pictures:

http://modculture.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cbb069e20120a6ef4fe9970b-800wi

http://www.studio-international.co.uk/studio-images/cold_war_modern/Phonosuper_b.jpg

Music.app has the wood on the sides with the light metal in the middle. And when playing the music app also has that little orange needle (on the record player it indicates what station you are tuned to) that tracks your position within the song.

It's just a completely different look. Initially I didn't like it, but I played with it and realized what it was and I really like it now. I agree that it'd be nice to have a list mode for Artist, but I do like it. The old music app (iPod) just looked like iTunes on the computer. Why not change it up a bit?


Are there any other shots of this? I assume turning it sideways has the same effect it has in other Apple apps with lists (full text list down the left)? What's under New and Other? Settings? :confused:

Such much uproar over so little info... so early. I don't get it.

No. In landscape view you get the same view - just wider. The only "list mode" is seen when you touch "Songs". Touching "Songs" gives you an alphabetical list of every song on your device with an "A ... Z" shortcut on the right hand side. Not the most useful view.

Touching "More" lets you select view by audiobooks, composers, or genres. The "New" button in Playlist view lets you create a new playlist (which is pretty dang neat.)

Unggoy Murderer
Jun 7, 2011, 05:42 PM
I don't fully understand what this App is, does it replace the iPod App? I've not got round to downloading iOS 5 off Apple Developer...

kuwisdelu
Jun 7, 2011, 05:55 PM
Do not want.

Current iPod app looks better, and the sidebar is more functional.

radiogoober
Jun 7, 2011, 06:16 PM
I don't fully understand what this App is, does it replace the iPod App? I've not got round to downloading iOS 5 off Apple Developer...

It's a Music app. Apple got rid of the iPod app and replaced it with both a Music and Videos app.

drewisanapple
Jun 7, 2011, 08:29 PM
It's a Music app. Apple got rid of the iPod app and replaced it with both a Music and Videos app.

iPod and Videos have always been separate.

radiogoober
Jun 7, 2011, 10:34 PM
iPod and Videos have always been separate.

On iPad yes, but not on iPhone. In iOS 5 for both iPhone and iPad they have separate Music and Videos apps. I guess they are just trying to get everything in sync with each other?

Unggoy Murderer
Jun 8, 2011, 01:39 AM
It's a Music app. Apple got rid of the iPod app and replaced it with both a Music and Videos app.
Thanks for clearing that up =]

chimpy0813
Jun 8, 2011, 02:00 AM
Yes, Braun! Thank you. I was trying to find it on Google looking for "Brohnson" lol.

Check out these pictures:

Image (http://modculture.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cbb069e20120a6ef4fe9970b-800wi)

Image (http://www.studio-international.co.uk/studio-images/cold_war_modern/Phonosuper_b.jpg)

Music.app has the wood on the sides with the light metal in the middle. And when playing the music app also has that little orange needle (on the record player it indicates what station you are tuned to) that tracks your position within the song.

It's just a completely different look. Initially I didn't like it, but I played with it and realized what it was and I really like it now. I agree that it'd be nice to have a list mode for Artist, but I do like it. The old music app (iPod) just looked like iTunes on the computer. Why not change it up a bit?




No. In landscape view you get the same view - just wider. The only "list mode" is seen when you touch "Songs". Touching "Songs" gives you an alphabetical list of every song on your device with an "A ... Z" shortcut on the right hand side. Not the most useful view.

Touching "More" lets you select view by audiobooks, composers, or genres. The "New" button in Playlist view lets you create a new playlist (which is pretty dang neat.)

I think that its a great new look. Itunes on the iPhone & Mac looks so boring now. I wouldn't mind if it came to the whole platform.

caspersoong
Jun 8, 2011, 02:35 AM
I wonder if they updated iPod touch's music app as well. And I like that new design really much.

thatisme
Jun 8, 2011, 09:05 AM
I like the new design, but am I the only one that is starting to not like the fragmented appearance from apple app to apple app? It seems that each one is visually different from the others, and the approach to menus, functions, buttons is not consistent.

Take for instance, the calendar app. There aren't month buttons , but more a slider style bar, that functions like buttons. You cannot swipe to next page, but in iBooks you can. The new dictionary looks like iBooks with the colors and fonts, but doesn't subscribe to the standard appearance and fonts for the iOS system.

this new music app has square play/pause, forward and back buttons at the top. On the bottom, they are closer to the standard... rectangle buttons with round corners. In addition, the app breaks from the apple grey background standard, and uses a hybrid grey / sepia tone?!?!

It's beginning to feel that iOS is fragmented and Apple is losing focus on what made them successful. Consistent and elegant design standards.

AppleFanatic10
Jun 8, 2011, 10:42 AM
Image (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/07/screenshot-of-ios-5s-new-ipad-music-app/)


Image (http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/06/image.png)


Apple claims over 200 new features (http://www.apple.com/ios/ios5/) coming in iOS 5. One that was listed amongst the slides was a new iPad Music app, and while it was visible and briefly mentioned in during the keynote, some readers may have missed it, so here is a screenshot passed along to us by a reader.

Article Link: Screenshot of iOS 5's New iPad Music App (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/07/screenshot-of-ios-5s-new-ipad-music-app/)

I like it =)

macnerd93
Jun 8, 2011, 12:31 PM
I like it so you can now slide you're fingers across the song and delete the song if you no longer want it on the iPad :D, suppose its another feature to go PC free

macnerd93
Jun 8, 2011, 12:33 PM
I like the new design, but am I the only one that is starting to not like the fragmented appearance from apple app to apple app? It seems that each one is visually different from the others, and the approach to menus, functions, buttons is not consistent.

Take for instance, the calendar app. There aren't month buttons , but more a slider style bar, that functions like buttons. You cannot swipe to next page, but in iBooks you can. The new dictionary looks like iBooks with the colors and fonts, but doesn't subscribe to the standard appearance and fonts for the iOS system.

this new music app has square play/pause, forward and back buttons at the top. On the bottom, they are closer to the standard... rectangle buttons with round corners. In addition, the app breaks from the apple grey background standard, and uses a hybrid grey / sepia tone?!?!

It's beginning to feel that iOS is fragmented and Apple is losing focus on what made them successful. Consistent and elegant design standards.

Quit trollin :P if iOS wasn't any good it wouldn't be doing so well now would it? the visuals are fine and pretty fancy, if everything looked the same it would be well like Android dull & boring

42streetsdown
Jun 8, 2011, 01:50 PM
Quit trollin :P if iOS wasn't any good it wouldn't be doing so well now would it? the visuals are fine and pretty fancy, if everything looked the same it would be well like Android dull & boring

i don't think it's trolling, it's a genuine concern

radiogoober
Jun 8, 2011, 03:32 PM
I like the new design, but am I the only one that is starting to not like the fragmented appearance from apple app to apple app? It seems that each one is visually different from the others, and the approach to menus, functions, buttons is not consistent.

Take for instance, the calendar app. There aren't month buttons , but more a slider style bar, that functions like buttons. You cannot swipe to next page, but in iBooks you can. The new dictionary looks like iBooks with the colors and fonts, but doesn't subscribe to the standard appearance and fonts for the iOS system.

this new music app has square play/pause, forward and back buttons at the top. On the bottom, they are closer to the standard... rectangle buttons with round corners. In addition, the app breaks from the apple grey background standard, and uses a hybrid grey / sepia tone?!?!

It's beginning to feel that iOS is fragmented and Apple is losing focus on what made them successful. Consistent and elegant design standards.

Apple's been moving away from a "consistent look and feel" for a long time. The apps are all designed with photorealistic graphics that attempt to emulate whatever they do. The calendar looks like a calendar. iBook looks like a book. Music.app looks like a retro Braun record player. Reminders looks like a notepad.

henry72
Jun 8, 2011, 11:30 PM
I love it. Clean and simple. Cool as usual.

NATO
Jun 9, 2011, 02:47 AM
I've looked at the iOS 5 beta and overall I think it's a solid update, I really do feel like they have really dropped the ball with the 'Music' app (I don't know why they felt the need to change it from iPod but that's another matter).

All navigation is done now by album artwork, so when you select 'Artists' it is essentially a giant grid of album artwork organised by Artist. It's actually extremely difficult to find what I'm looking for. In the old iPod app, you could just scroll down a list of Artists organised in a text list and it was easy to navigate and find what you're looking for. This new app is a mess. Sure it's got a lot more 'pop' in terms of people will initially go 'Wow, that looks really cool', but ultimately it's now far harder to use than it was before which is very unlike Apple.

In addition, the music controls at the top are far too small and fiddly.

I feel Apple really need to address this application before iOS 5 is finalised as I really see a lot of people not liking this app once they start to use it and get over the initial look of the app. I actually thought the iOS 4 iPod application was almost perfect - looked good, controls were clear and of a sufficient size to be usable and it was easy to navigate and find music.

iRobby
Jun 9, 2011, 02:51 AM
Please tell me that they didn't take Cover Flow away?

NATO
Jun 9, 2011, 03:31 AM
Please tell me that they didn't take Cover Flow away?

It's gone - even when turned horizontal the app just resizes for that aspect. Honestly, I have no idea what they were thinking with this application. I really hope they revert back to the iPod application if enough developers complain about the poor UI.

MythicFrost
Jun 9, 2011, 04:12 AM
I really love the new Music app, I think it's much better than before, especially aesthetically.

iRobby
Jun 9, 2011, 04:22 AM
I really love the new Music app, I think it's much better than before, especially aesthetically.

Can you post some photos I liked the way the covers always looked like album. Also felt swiping them with fingers like on the iPhone was great. I love the cover flow in safari as well hope they dont take it out of iTunes or safari.

MythicFrost
Jun 9, 2011, 04:29 AM
Can you post some photos I liked the way the covers always looked like album. Also felt swiping them with fingers like on the iPhone was great. I love the cover flow in safari as well hope they dont take it out of iTunes or safari.
It does look pretty good, I don't think you'll be disappointed. I'm afraid I can't, as I'm under an NDA. Although, I'm sure you'll be able to find heaps of stuff from other members here, as well as from YouTube.

Cheers

Amazing Iceman
Jun 9, 2011, 07:02 AM
I have mixed feelings about it's design. While it seems it was made made using a space saving design, it also seems incomplete or even fake (but I don't really think it's fake).

Also, if your NDA allows you to comment on the following, it would really be appreciated. :D

What is the purpose of blank area in the center of the top part of the screen, between the prev-play-next controls and the volume slider?

Also, how can someone who had "cut the cord" be able to transfer non-iTunes purchased music into it, let say using GoodReader or Safari? Is there an "Open In..." (iTunes) option for music files?

chimpy0813
Jun 9, 2011, 10:27 AM
I have mixed feelings about it's design. While it seems it was made made using a space saving design, it also seems incomplete or even fake (but I don't really think it's fake).

Also, if your NDA allows you to comment on the following, it would really be appreciated. :D

What is the purpose of blank area in the center of the top part of the screen, between the prev-play-next controls and the volume slider?

Also, how can someone who had "cut the cord" be able to transfer non-iTunes purchased music into it, let say using GoodReader or Safari? Is there an "Open In..." (iTunes) option for music files?

Doesn't appear to give that option just tried. To be honest, if you were post pc. What would you use to download music other than iTunes? Amazon doesn't have a client that you use (that would be a great idea but I couldn't see that happening).

absolutazn87
Jun 9, 2011, 11:46 AM
I have mixed feelings about it's design. While it seems it was made made using a space saving design, it also seems incomplete or even fake (but I don't really think it's fake).

Also, if your NDA allows you to comment on the following, it would really be appreciated. :D

What is the purpose of blank area in the center of the top part of the screen, between the prev-play-next controls and the volume slider?

Also, how can someone who had "cut the cord" be able to transfer non-iTunes purchased music into it, let say using GoodReader or Safari? Is there an "Open In..." (iTunes) option for music files?

The blank area displays album art, artist, album, track, and shuffle/repeat controls. Found these screenshots online (not at all endorsing the black eyed peas haha)

http://www.mytechutopia.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_0647.png

http://www.mytechutopia.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_0645.png

http://www.mytechutopia.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/IMG_06481.png

MythicFrost
Jun 9, 2011, 05:15 PM
I love it!

Amazing Iceman
Jun 10, 2011, 12:05 PM
WOW! It looks amazing.

Amazing Iceman
Jun 10, 2011, 12:16 PM
Doesn't appear to give that option just tried. To be honest, if you were post pc. What would you use to download music other than iTunes? Amazon doesn't have a client that you use (that would be a great idea but I couldn't see that happening).

Well, my complete music library is about 500GB, so it just sits in a hard drive connected to my network.
I want to be able to access it via WebDAV (using GoodReader, for example), copy songs to my iPad and open them in iTunes on the iPad.

Also, I have friends who are musicians and send me their demos to review via email. I would also like to be able to put them into iTunes on my iPad.

kockgunner
Jun 11, 2011, 01:44 AM
It's gone - even when turned horizontal the app just resizes for that aspect. Honestly, I have no idea what they were thinking with this application. I really hope they revert back to the iPod application if enough developers complain about the poor UI.

Is it gone from the iPhone you mean? The iPad never had one IIRC. There should be an option for toggling between a widescreen music app, and Coverflow for when you want something more visual.

Dustman
Jun 11, 2011, 08:18 AM
Do I see the ability to make the iPad Music App black instead of gray? I think the square buttons are ugly, but could live with it in black, as you only really see the labels.

Yankee617
Jun 12, 2011, 12:43 PM
APPLE: Please permit me to collect my playlists into folders on my iPad.

I make significant use of this feature under Mac OS X and was very disappointed when I learned that its not available under iOS 4.

MacFly123
Jun 12, 2011, 04:18 PM
The more I look at this the more I love it! So classic and clean. I just want to make sure it still has all the features from before like all the genius stuff etc. which it looks like it does.

Also, I wonder how Apple is going to handle podcasts and audiobooks now since they are splitting the music and video into separate apps. Will they both have podcasts with the video ones going in the video app, and the audio ones going in the music app with audiobooks etc.? That would make sense. Just curious to see how they implement it.

Also, I wonder if the sidebar returns in this new music GUI if you rotate to landscape? :cool:

I even hope that iTunes 10.5 gets a UI revamp and looks like this! Apparently they are rewriting it in 64bit and maybe Cocoa anyway so why not? That would be a nice change!

3rd also :) haha, I wonder what they will do with the remote app now?

P.S. That "new" button on the playlist screen needs to be toned down a notch or too!

P.P.S. I wish Apple would be consistent with the music notes on their icons. The new "Music" app and the "iTunes Store" icons should have music notes that are the same new more rounded note that is on the actual iTunes icon!

heyjp
Jun 12, 2011, 09:12 PM
There does not appear to be any way on iPad version to see or edit song ratings yet. You can on iPhone version but not iPad.

diemo
Dec 23, 2011, 04:14 AM
Argh! I just updated to iOS 5 and had I known about the changes in the music player, I wouldn't have done it!

It severely hampers my use of it, mainly for podcast listening:

missing top level list view
the track list view is too small and lacks dates
podcasts are now relegated into the "more" submenu
no more "x2" double speed playing


And, just for completeness, what has been always missing is a volume boost with the equalizer (as in Mac iTunes), necessary for some podcasts recorded with too low levels.

And what are these silly wood imitation sidebars there for? They're ugly, and I'd rather display more information.

There is a more in depth analysis of the blunder at http://www.tuaw.com/2011/10/12/ios-5-features-changes-in-music-app-for-ipad/

Where could I best suggest the missing features at Apple?