I want to create an app for iOS sending (virtual) greeting cards to other users. Since the app is iOS only I thought about using a Cover Flow like representation of the various cards to provide a common UI. But after I did some research I found out that Apple removed this from iTunes 11. I know that iTunes is desktop and iOS is mobile but I am afraid that Apple is dropping the cover flow design completely in the (near) future.
Is there any hint that this will happen? And would this be a reason to avoid using it? At the moment I want to use iCarousel to implement the feature into my app.
Last but not least since I am new to UX design: Is there any better way to represent lots (about 30 cards per category) of images to users?