Apple finally updates Remote iPhone & iPad app for iOS 7, AirPort Utility goes 64-bit


As one of the last of Apple’s own iOS apps to get updated for iOS 7, Apple has just updated its Remote app for iPhone and iPad with a redesign to match its new operating system.

Version 4.0 of Remote adds a completely revamped UI that matches Apple’s other updated iOS apps and UI elements standard in iOS 7. The update also adds support for iTunes 11.

Remote is designed to be in perfect sync with the new iTunes. It is simpler, easier, and gives you new ways to browse your library and see upcoming songs with Up Next. With just a few taps on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, you can add new songs to hear them next from iTunes on a Mac or PC, or an Apple TV. Choose playlists, songs, and albums as if you were in front of your computer or Apple TV. Or play them from iCloud with iTunes Match on Apple TV. Change a song, pick a playlist, or browse your entire library from anywhere in your home. Control your Apple TV with the flick of your finger or use the keyboard to quickly tap out a title instead of clicking letters on the Apple TV screen.

Other Apple iOS apps yet to get the iOS 7 update treatment include iTunes U, iBooks, and Find my Friends. Update: Apple has added 64-bit support to AirPort Utility.

Remote remains a free Universal download with iPhone and iPad compatibility. Screenshots of the redesigned app below:


• Control iTunes and Apple TV from anywhere in your home

• A simplified look with new ways to browse your library

• See upcoming songs with Up Next

• See all songs in an album with Expanded view on an iPad

• Add new songs to hear them next and then automatically continue where you left off

• Browse, listen to, and control your iTunes Match library on Apple TV

• Pause, rewind, fast-forward, shuffle, and adjust the volume from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

• View album, movie, and TV show artwork

• Create and update iTunes playlists, including Genius playlists

• Search your entire iTunes library

• Control iTunes to send music to AirPlay speakers

• Control the volume on each speaker independently

• Use simple gestures to control Apple TV

• Enter text with the keyboard

• Control shared libraries on iTunes and the new Apple TV

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  1. weakguy - 9 years ago

    Unlike the others here, I like the current version iBooks (design), and this is why I fear that Apple would change it too much. I love iBooks skeuomorphic design and I really hope Apple won’t take it away even though I am almost certain that the bookshelf and those pages animations will be gone. Oh well… Very sad indeed. I hope I’m wrong though. Again, just my 2 cents.

  2. Xavier Poirot (@dalaen) - 9 years ago

    Am I the only one seeing “the new Apple TV”?

    • You’re a quick one… I didn’t notice either until seeing your comment… it does seem a bit odd of call a product hasn’t seen an update in over a year old “New”

  3. Aleksandar Srdic - 9 years ago

    Find My Friends is totally forgotten….I think they might discontinue…a pity!

  4. I was wondering about this just earlier, I’m relieved that they kept Up Next in there — but I still hate that it’s not available on iOS’ music player

  5. Card Apps - 9 years ago

    I made an iTunes replacement icon based on the new remote icon. Here is the link:

  6. Kaps (@kapps7) - 9 years ago

    No itunes radio option

  7. Mark3785 (@Mark3785) - 9 years ago

    Apple seems to have abandoned HoldEm, a pretty cool Texas Hold ‘Em game they last updated in 2008. I believe it was there when the App Store first opened.

  8. weakguy - 9 years ago

    Just downloaded the Remote app. Apple copied/inspired by SmartPlayer’a playing screen, and it’s not bad! Like it :)

  9. Clayton Batts - 9 years ago

    I am very glad they updated this, I will actually get this app now because it seems to be much more user friendly.

  10. Yes, so it rotates very good but there are still a lot of niggles like: the search function doesn’t work in the add to play list mode; you cannot read the whole text of longer track names (almost anything classical); so you cannot easily search and play individual tracks using the up next; and every time the iPad wakes up from sleep mode it has to reconnect to the library you are using (the old version was there right away).

  11. Sandy Mirza - 5 years ago

    In addition to Apple remote app, you can also have a look at apps like logmein, R-HUB remote support servers etc. for remotely accessing computers from Apple devices and vice versa. They work well.