Apple prepares Mac App Store makeover with Yosemite-style interface

Mac App Store users browsing the software shop tonight are starting to notice a few aesthetic changes, as seen in the screenshots above and below. Like the recent iTunes Store facelift, the Mac App Store redesign features lighter fonts, a sparse white background, and thin gray separators.

The updated design is currently showing up every few minutes on the throughout the store, though it still shows the old design on many pages just as much as the new. The iTunes Store had a similar issue when it was updated last month, and once the rollout is complete the new design will be available to everyone. A few elements such as the “Update” button are also still using the old style.

More screenshots are below:


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12 Responses to “Apple prepares Mac App Store makeover with Yosemite-style interface”

  • Logun Keller (@Capt_Logun) says:

    November 5, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Just went to check this out, but the app store doesn’t have any available updates for me. Is this something that is for developers only?

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    • Mike Beasley says:

      November 6, 2014 at 1:01 am

      This isn’t a software update. It shows up automatically. Everything in the Mac App Store comes from the web, so Apple can update it over-the-air without doing an actual OS X update.

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  • msqueenn says:

    November 5, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Not quite feeling it…

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  • Rick Santiago (@ricksantiago) says:

    November 5, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Great, now the Mac iBooks Store please.

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  • Jack Smith says:

    November 5, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I’ve had this interface for ages? Whats new?

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    • Mike Beasley says:

      November 6, 2014 at 1:00 am

      This is a brand new design that no one had before tonight. Everything is new except for the actual positioning of the elements. New font, new background, removal of the grid on lists of apps, etc etc

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      • J.latham says:

        November 6, 2014 at 5:47 am

        I don’t know if I would call it a “brand new design” it’s really just an updated design to better match Yosemite. They are some pretty subtitle changes. Typography, separating lines, etc, etc :)

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  • Julian Gigola (@gigolajulian) says:

    November 5, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Not showing up for me!

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    • Mike Beasley says:

      November 6, 2014 at 12:58 am

      Still showing on and off for me. Looks like it’s going to take some time to fully roll out.

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  • Kevin (@kevinpilasky) says:

    November 6, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Not tasteful at all

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  • puri517 says:

    November 6, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Separated 1px lines are not skeuomorphism! Apple, put it back.

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  • charilaosmulder says:

    November 6, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Bummer, half assed. No translucency in the UI and when you bounce the page off the edge, there is still this gray background color instead of pure white. Safari is an example of how it should’ve been. Notice how scrolling beyond the edges of websites shows the background color of the given website instead of a standard gray color.

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