iTunes 12.4 Update Will Reportedly Feature Redesigned Sidebar for Simpler Navigation



According to a new report from MacRumors, Apple is planning to make some design changes to iTunes with the release of version 12.4.

The redesign was leaked in screenshots leaked to MacRumors and features a redesigned sidebar for simpler navigation, making it easier to access different areas within your library. The sidebar also supports the dragging and dropping of songs into your playlist.


The update will also introduce a new dropdown menu to switch between Music, TV Shows, Movies, and other content. You can click the Edit Menu button to customize which sections of iTunes are included in the menu.


iTunes 12.4 will have simpler menus and will offer more options to customize what you see, which can be done through the redesigned View menu. The iTunes mini player is said to be receive some minor design changes with ‘Up Next’ being relocated to the right side of the player.

The report notes that iTunes 12.4 should be released within the next few weeks.




  • winnertakesteve

    Apple “redesigns” iTunes every year or so with promises of fixing the bloated mess everyone loves to hate. Generally it tends to just get worse.

  • NuclearMayhem

    The last iTunes that didn’t make me want to throw my PC out the window was iTunes 10. Since then they’ve been “Fixing” things to the point where its a royal pain to do anything. Last time I tried adding my own music to my iphone 5 I ended up giving up because it would keep stalling.

  • Dehop

    My latest frustration was not being able to copy purchases over from device to computer. You could select the option but the process would just die without notice.

    Searching online revealed this was a change in iOS9, related to app thinning, which makes sense now, but it would’ve be highly useful for SOME kind of useful info message explaining why it can’t do what it could in the past, or a link for more techy details, instead of leaving us thinking the iTunes app is crapping out for no reason.

  • Salinger

    Please redesign iTunes into oblivion and just go to a web based store like every other company seems to be able to do!