At the tech giant's WorldWide Developers Conference on Monday, June 4, the longtime mainstay app for iPhones is getting a painfully needed update.
Susan Prescott, vice president of product marketing for Apple, introduced the revamped Stocks app during the WWDC keynote presentation, which TheStreet is liveblogging now.
Here's how the app will change:
Apple totally rebuilt the Stocks app. It will still provide the stock info users wants, but now it will have a bit more color and an updated look.
The Stocks app will have new "spark line" thumbnail images showing the historical price movements of stocks and indexes tracked by users.
Integration of Apple News
For those users who want to track business news while viewing their stock portfolio, Apple is adding Apple News stories to the Stocks app. Now people will be able to quickly view entire news articles curated by the Apple News editors without leaving the Stocks app.
When viewing a particular stock, iPhone users can see multiple charts, but the new version of Stocks will also include after-hours pricing once the market has closed.
Stocks comes to the iPad
With the new redesign also comes a larger version of the app as Stocks will come to iPad. The tablet version of the app will make full use of the larger display by having stock performances on the left side of the screen while the right side of the screen will have the latest Apple News headlines.