Apple Music is on Track to Revamp UX

It has been almost a year since Apple introduced ‘Apple Music’ in June 2015. Now, after almost a year, and some mixed reviews, Apple is attempting to clear their good name. Apple’s overhaul is set to be introduced at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference in June. Bloomberg’s anonymous sources have revealed that Apple is upgrading its user interface to make it more intuitive. CNET wrote that the Apple Music design is cluttered and has too much information, making it difficult to navigate.    

What to expect

  • Song Lyrics: Rumor has it that Apple is attempting to get publishing rights to have lyrics appear in real time while listening to the song. This addition is expected to roll out gradually, although we can expect many will already be added by June.
  • UI: Apple is looking for a simpler font and color scheme. While the color scheme currently changes to match the album, the new update will be opting for black-and-white backgrounds and text. Album artwork will also appear much bigger, similar to Google Play Music.

What’s next?

With product sales down, Apple is attempting to improve SaaS sales with Apple Music. Apple has strong competition in the music streaming service, competing against Pandora, Spotify and Tidal, if Apple wants to be the ‘king of music’ it will need to give users incentive to use Apple Music. We can’t yet say what lies ahead for Apple, we will have to wait for June to see how Apple can bring in more subscribers.   What improvements do you think Apple can make to improve its UX?
Megan Wilson is user experience specialist & editor of UX Motel. She is also the Quality Assurance and UX Specialist at WalkMe Megan.w(at)