October 25, 2013
Apple seems to be hinting at another iOS 7-optimizing update for one of its apps on iOS. As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple's Remote app may soon undergo a redesign based on the look and feel of the latest iteration of the company's mobile operating system. The prospective update is suggested by the appearance of a new iOS 7-inspired Remote app icon in the latest version of iTunes. "When adding a new remote to iTunes, the potentially new icon is shown in the device dropdown," notes 9to5Mac. "It matches the grid system and looks like an iOS 7 icon." Over the past couple of days, Apple updated many of its apps for iOS 7. These include the apps in Apple's iWork and iLife suite, whose iOS 7 updates were hinted at prior to release also through the premature appearances of their new icons. Apple's Podcasts, iTunes Movie Trailers, and Find My iPhone have also been updated for iOS 7. But Remote, along with iBooks, Find My Friends, iTunes U, and Keynote Remote (which has just gone free), are yet to get the same treatment. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, Remote is a free app used to control iTunes and Apple TV within the same home network. The app received its last update in January of this year, thereby gaining improvements for search results, rating songs, sorting podcasts, and general stability. Prior to that update, it was updated in September of last year with support for iOS 6 and in the following November with a new design and other enhancements.