The standard Music app on Apple devices hasn’t evolved all that much over the years, but that’s about to change. Leaked pictures and videos of the iOS 8.4 update show the app is getting an overhaul to make the browsing experience a bit more fulfilling than simply flipping through lists. This is done mainly by turning the player itself into a small bar at the base of the screen, rather than having it as a separate screen itself. The update also rolls radio functions into the app, a universal search function, and creates an on-the-fly playlist system in the form of an ‘up next’ song queue so you can plan a few songs out in advance. At this point though, there’s no sign that the Beats by Dre music service is being directly incorporated into the platform.
iOS 8.4 is in the beta-testing stage right now, but there’s no official timetable for its release.