iTunes 11.0.3 Introduces New App Updates Interface

16 May 2013

MacStories:

When updates are available, iTunes 11.0.3 will display a red “Update” ribbon on an application’s icon, similarly to how iOS displays a blue ribbon for “New” apps on the Home screen. In iTunes 11.0.3, updates are handled by the Updates area without requiring users to open the iTunes Store anymore.

The experience is so much better; you no longer get kicked out to the iTunes Store UI anymore to update.1 It’s just neatly integrated into the Apps section.

1 Should iOS’ Springboard get a similar update shortcut? Is it really necessary to have to go into the App Store app just to update?