Apple to revamp Apple Music at WWDC with new design

After mounting criticism of Apple Music, Tim Cook and Co. are planning to unveil new changes for the music service in June.

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Apple plans to announce a new version of Apple Music at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, according to Bloomberg, after a rocky first year.

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The update is said to include better integration between Apple Music's streaming and download features, along with a revamped radio product and new interface. It's not clear what tweaks the interface may see, but it's said to be "more intuitive to use."

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Apple has not confirmed the rumored features, though when they're announced, the report says Apple is planning a large media campaign to promote its Spotify competitor.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, announced in late-April that Apple Music has reached 13 million subscribers, but that's not without public criticism of the service from tech press and users.

"The app's design is cluttered with too much information and difficult to navigate," our sister site CNET wrote on Apple Music.

Jimmy Iovine, Beat's co-founder and now Apple executive, is said to be heavily pushing better music streaming for Apple Music, moving away from downloads that iTunes users have known since its inception.