App Store gets new design in iOS 6 update

The new design, currently in the iOS 6 beta, boasts "cards" that display the app's icon, price, and rating, as well as a screenshot showing it in action.

A look at the new features in iOS 6.
A look at the new features in iOS 6. CBS Interactive

Apple has brought its new App Store design to iOS 6.

The company recently updated its iOS 6 beta with the new App Store design. As 9to5 Mac, which was first to report on the update, points out: the design boasts "cards" that display the app's icon, price, and rating, as well as a screenshot showing it in action.

After searching for programs in the new App Store design, users will see the cards displayed in a grid-like format. Users can scroll down the page to see all of the apps. In addition, Apple has made the Genius Recommendations feature far more prominent in the App Store and surfaced the Purchased apps section to help users quickly redownload programs they've already bought.

Aside from an improved App Store, iOS 6 will deliver a host of new features , including more phone-answering options and a Passbook app for storing boarding passes, movie tickets, and other location-based goodies.

Apple's iOS 6 isslated to launch this fall. However, it will likely launch in tandem with the iPhone 5, which is currently believed to be hitting store shelves on September 21, so the wait may not be all that long.

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