iOS 6 to feature new Chomp-like Search Result Layout in the App Store
During WWDC 2012 conference, Apple’s SVP of iOS software, Scott Forstall mentioned that in iOS 6 the App Store was going to be redesigned. However, the company never specified as to what it would look like or exactly what they were changing.
After Apple’s acquisition of Chomp, the App Store search layout is getting a major reboot. The App Store in iOS 6, with the new Chomp makeover now shows apps in the form of swipeable cards, which gives users a screenshot of the app, five star rating system, and the familiar Install button.
Apple has also enabled Genius recommendations in the new App Store interface to suggest apps for users based on the apps they’ve already downloaded. The Cupertino company has also gone ahead and shed light on the podcast feature which pushes out a message to users when a Podcast link is clicked that the Podcast app is required to play it.
iOS 6 is expected to be released on September 12th, during the same event of the iPhone 5 announcement. It is also likely that iOS 6 will be released on the same day the iPhone 5 goes on sale, so all devices, old and new will be running the latest software at the same time.