Apple today rolled out a new look for the main Tunes interface for those using iTunes 12 in the OS X Yosemite beta just days ahead of the operating system's expected launch, and it champions the "flatter" look that's been so popular at the Cupertino company lately. That brings the design of the site more in line with the flat look of Yosemite itself.
You can see the shift in design most prominently in the featured items at the top of the page, as 9to5Mac notes, where the shadows and 3D carousel illusions of previous versions have been replaced with a flat side-scrolling banner. Users can navigate the new featured items with either their fingers on a touch device of their mouse on a Mac.
Individual pages bear design elements already familiar from apps for iOS 7 and iOS 8, such as the way the rounded download buttons for apps have been replaced by sharp-edged outlines. Throughout the entire site, the familiar drop shadows and textures have been chucked in favor of displaying items on stark white backgrounds.
It's still apparently a work in progress, though, as the new design hasn't been applied to all elements. (One notable exception is the gift card redemption page.) iTunes 12 is expected to launch alongside Max OS X Yosemite, which may occur during next week's media event on October 16 or shortly thereafter.