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  • Apple Begins Approaching Developers via E-mail to Modify App Icons to Compliment iOS 7


    Apple is e-mailing developers to alert them that there is an issue with the existing application icon sizes of their applications, as 9to5Mac reports. The implication that there is an issue with the application icon sizes isnít technically the case just yet, but it will be as soon as iOS 7 comes out to the public.

    iOS 7 application icons on the iPhone boast area dimensions of 120x120 pixels, while iOS 6 application icons boast area dimensions of 114x114 pixels. iOS 7 application icons also have a much more defined round edge, which is why those of you running the iOS 7 beta may have noticed inconsistencies with dated application icons that haven't yet been redesigned for iOS 7.

    Apple's overall goal is to have developers prepare new application icons that meet these new area dimensions so that application icons will look better overall to users when they eventually upgrade to iOS 7 this Fall. Apple oddly doesn't make any specific references to iOS 7 in the e-mail, nor do they mention the flatter color scheme:



    Apple recently updated their Find My iPhone application for iOS, which included an iOS 7-style application icon (even for iOS 6 and older devices). This first move helps set a standard for developers to continue to offer visually appealing application icons for iOS 7.

    Sources: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Begins Approaching Developers via E-mail to Modify App Icons to Compliment iOS 7 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. plumoso's Avatar
      plumoso -
      Modmyi will get an update soon or we have to wait like 6 months like the last update ... Just saying
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by plumoso View Post
      Modmyi will get an update soon or we have to wait like 6 months like the last update ... Just saying
      They'll probably wait till iOS 8 to update the app that's about how long it'll take them to update.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      They'll probably wait till iOS 8 to update the app that's about how long it'll take them to update.
      Lol. They need to add push notifications.
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      Great so a whole bunch of Apps that haven't had an update in a couple of years and have been abandoned by the developers are going to look crap on iOS 7?
    1. thefinalhack's Avatar
      thefinalhack -
      Quote Originally Posted by rickuk View Post
      Great so a whole bunch of Apps that haven't had an update in a couple of years and have been abandoned by the developers are going to look crap on iOS 7?
      Not necessarily "crap" simply out of place but this can easily be solved by hiding all un-updated apps in a folder keeping them out of sight
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      nvm
    1. goastros's Avatar
      goastros -
      What so it matches the new 'photos' app? I think they're forgetting what an icon is supposed to do. If you asked 100 people what that icon represented who already didn't know, not 1 of them would guess photos. Every time I look for the photos app on my phone/ipad, I have to remind myself what it is. SOOOOO bad.
    1. prozac4312's Avatar
      prozac4312 -
      complement*
    1. hayduke's Avatar
      hayduke -
      Quote Originally Posted by goastros View Post
      What so it matches the new 'photos' app? I think they're forgetting what an icon is supposed to do. If you asked 100 people what that icon represented who already didn't know, not 1 of them would guess photos. Every time I look for the photos app on my phone/ipad, I have to remind myself what it is. SOOOOO bad.

      It's called Usability Testing. I'm sure Apple does a ton if it.