Music App in iOS 9 Beta - UI Updated

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  1. SMIDG3T, Jul 20, 2015
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    Hi all.

    Just to let you know it seems Apple have made a update to the Music app in terms of UI.

    The Music app on iOS 9 beta had several UI issues. Alignment issues, black text on dark backgrounds, the Beats 1 playlists were displayed in an odd fashion as well as a few other small issues.

    Content under the "New" tab seems to be laid out differently.

    Now, (although I don't think it's perfect and up to iOS 8.4 standards in terms of layout), it's much better. Take a look.

    UPDATE:

    Screenshots further down.
     
  2. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Care to post a screenshot?
     
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    uhh. screenshot?
     
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    Image 1 (top left): Now has the "Listen Now" button positioned correctly, although in 8.4 I believe the button has radius applied to it.

    Image 2 (top right): The Beats 1 schedule is now laid out correctly, prior, text was all over the place.

    Image 3 (bottom left): In the "Now" section, things look much tidier than they were before. Still not perfect as you can see from the artwork but much better.

    Image 4 (bottom right): The text is now white, before it was black and the colours were clashing.
     

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    Thanks for sharing. I was expecting a radical redesign and got excited, haha
     
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    Ah, sorry, nope, just more inline with iOS 8.4.

    Apple rushed implementing Apple Music into iOS 9 it seemed, hence all the UI niggles.
     
  7. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    So Apple can issue an update like that on public beta 1 without having to release it on public beta 2? So they just do it directly on your phone?
     
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    Non of these so called changes are showing for me. (I took these right before posting) iOS 9 Public Beta 1.
     

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    For certain things, yes. As an example, when Apple Pay went live in the U.K. last week, the ability to actually use the service was added without an update. The ability to add a card, new settings in Settings app etc.
     
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    Hm. I didn't do anything to get these changes. Shut the Music app in Multitasking and relaunch??
     
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    Apple Pay is WAY different. It's already built into the OS and only requires Apple to "flip a switch" to allow a country to see the option. Same how the new News app is. Only US can see it right now and would only need Apple to "flip a switch" so more countries see the app on their screen.
     
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    My music app wasn't even on until I saw this thread and looked. I fully close music app after use every time because it always seems to cause lag/freezing when left running.
     
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    I appreciate Apple Pay is different to a few UI changes but both were still implemented without an update.
     
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    I love Apple Music, especially with how much louder and clearer the music is compared to Spotify.

    But oh my Christ, the UI is horrible. I shouldn't have to scroll through my list of artists again if I'm already listening to them. Spotify has a "Go To Artist" button that I've become accustomed to. Hopefully it'll change drastically in the next 3 months or I'll go back to Spotify. Can't complain much for free for 3 months AND a brand new service.
     
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    You can get to an artist by tapping the three dots ". . ." On the bottom right corner of the full screen player. You see the option menu pop up (see image 1) and tap at the top where is has the little album artwork and song info. That takes you to the album the current song is playing (image 2.) From there tap the artist name below the album name (it will be artist name with a ">" after it. Then you're on the artist. (Image 3)

    I know it's not exactly ideal. But the function is there and not missing.
     

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    Wow I had no idea I could get back the the artist full catalog by doing that last step. I think the problem with this music player is people don't know all these short cuts and get flustrated.
     
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    Yeah, there are some things in the app that are subtle or hidden and get overlooked as the whole feature being missing completely. (shuffle all for artist being a popular one seen as completely missing, when it's there, just slightly hidden.)

    But once you know all the little things the app works really well.
     
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    Except the music app hasn't been updated today like you're suggesting. If it was there would be a whole lot more people than just you reporting it and even possibly front page news on this site if it was.
     
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    Well, somethings changed...
     
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    Oh and this is how the Status Bar should look in the Music app. (Not included in the changes, I found this by switching from Shazam to Music by clicking on "Listen on Apple Music".)

    Surely it's a quick change?
     

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    It seems to be a bug that applies to external links into Music.app. When you get to the same page from search the status bar shows normally.
     
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    Lol, sorry. But that's a bug and not how the status bar is supposed to look in the music app. I don't know why you're so convinced that Apple somehow updated the music app without an update and seemingly only you have it and not a single person has reported the same anywhere.
     
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    What is wrong with their screen? Mine looks the same way after the pb2
     

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