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Apple Updates the Mac App Store for OS X Yosemite

by Killian Bell | November 6, 2014November 6, 2014 5:00 am PDT


Apple has given the Mac App Store a welcome visual makeover following the release of OS X Yosemite. The new design is much cleaner and more minimalistic than before, with fewer lines, boxes, and clutter.

Apple made lots of changes to Yosemite to usher in a new, cleaner and flatter design language. But one of the few built-in apps that went without an overhaul was the Mac App Store. That finally changed on Wednesday night when the Cupertino company rolled out a new update to OS X users.

As you can see in the images above and below, the Mac App Store now looks much more modern. The gray and shaded boxes that previously surrounded app listings are now gone, as are the gray category headers. App icons now sit on a completely white background, making the whole user interface seem a lot less cluttered. App pages have also been given a new lick of paint.


Apple has been slowly making big design changes to its entire software suite since Jony Ive was made chief of software design in late 2012, following the departure of Scott Forstall. It started with the groundbreaking changes inside iOS 7, but this year the focus switched to OS X, and desktop applications like iTunes, Mail, and the iWork productivity suite.

Launched back in October, Yosemite is a free upgrade to all Mac OS X users, and it’s available now via the Mac App Store. If you haven’t already installed it, you’re missing out.

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...