Next week is Apple’s annual WWDC developer conference in San Francisco, at which the company is expected to unveil its next-generation iOS 6 software for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. However, 9 to 5 Mac claims the event will also herald ‘major’ design overhauls for Apple’s App Store and iTunes Store. “Social is a big piece of the store overhauls, and Facebook integration is being tested in the iTunes Store portion, at least,” claims its piece. That’s backed up by a separate TechCrunch story indicating that Facebook will be “baked into” iOS 6 and its companion digital content stores. The iTunes Store is certainly long overdue a design revamp: it’s looking increasingly clunky when compared to rapidly iterating streaming services like Spotify and Rdio. Facebook integration would be a logical step forwards too, with Apple CEO Tim Cook already having indicated that Ping is on its way out.
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