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MacRumors
Jun 11, 2013, 09:44 AM
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As a part of iOS 7's major redesign (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/06/10/apple-announces-ios-7-with-major-design-overhaul/), shown off at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote yesterday, the company redesigned the icons of all of the core Apple apps, giving them a simpler and cleaner look.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/06/applemapsspaceship.png
9to5Mac notes (http://9to5mac.com/2013/06/10/new-maps-icon-centers-around-new-spaceship-campus-location/) that the icons for both the iOS 7 Maps app and the new Maps app coming in OS X Mavericks appear to show off the location of Apple's "Campus 2", frequently informally referred to as the "Spaceship" campus. Prior to iOS 7, the Maps icon featured Apple's current headquarters on Infinite Loop in Cupertino.

The icon design is greatly simplified, but does show a navigation route running just to the north of Interstate 280, corresponding to the location of Apple's Campus 2. Apple's Infinite Loop campus is located just south of Interstate 280, as is reflected in the current icon.

Campus 2, just a short distance away from Apple's current headquarters, is dominated by a circular 2,800,000 square foot 4-story building designed to hold 13,000 employees. It has a targeted completion date of 2016 (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/11/21/apple-spaceship-campus-unlikely-to-open-before-2016/).

Article Link: New Maps Icons Show Apple's 'Spaceship' Campus Location (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/06/11/new-maps-icons-show-apples-spaceship-campus-location/)



sp3k0psv3t
Jun 11, 2013, 09:50 AM
Looks WOW lol.

Amazing design

jacobss
Jun 11, 2013, 09:50 AM
Spaceship :eek:

ArtOfWarfare
Jun 11, 2013, 09:52 AM
Ah!

I'd known about the current icon and so I was quite confused by the decision to change it.

Now it makes sense. Kind of. Whereas Infinite Loop has a very distinctive road pattern, the Spaceship does not... IDK, I'll miss the loop even though I never was there in person.

Schmitty11
Jun 11, 2013, 10:12 AM
At least the new icon won't tell you to drive off a bridge.

mrxak
Jun 11, 2013, 10:27 AM
I'll miss the loop. I think this was a poor decision by Apple, seeing as how their new campus doesn't exist yet and it's a boring looking road map. I guess since they're changing the icon anyway... but still, wish they had waited.

samlikesmac
Jun 11, 2013, 10:28 AM
I noticed that immediately yesterday. I thought it looked like it was heading for the new campus. Very clever indeed.

tomguy
Jun 11, 2013, 10:48 AM
Anyone noticed the clock icon actually moves? I don't think it did before right? Now you can see the second hand moving.

blue22
Jun 11, 2013, 11:03 AM
The new maps icon in iOS 7 looks terrible, but overall much better than the rest of the redesigned stock apps Apple revealed yesterday, which isn't really saying much. I'm so disappointed with their new icon aesthetic, it's a major step backwards IMO.

KFredje
Jun 11, 2013, 11:05 AM
Well, Apple sure has money. Comparison of 2012 to 2016 - 2012 are HP and other companies' buildings, 2016 only Apple.

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=416659&stc=1&d=1370966648

bossxii
Jun 11, 2013, 11:10 AM
At least the new icon won't tell you to drive off a bridge.

If anyone is stupid enough to follow a GPS off a cliff... that's just natural selection.

woodness
Jun 11, 2013, 12:06 PM
That would be north of I-280 :apple:

needfx
Jun 11, 2013, 12:17 PM
is it too late to ask for a triangle?

Prototypical
Jun 11, 2013, 12:26 PM
I guess it fits the current Apple Maps strategy of adding landmarks that don't exist.

C DM
Jun 11, 2013, 02:30 PM
At least the new icon won't tell you to drive off a bridge.Nor did the old one.

TouchMint.com
Jun 11, 2013, 03:34 PM
If anyone is stupid enough to follow a GPS off a cliff... that's just natural selection.

Tell that to the people that have driven in rivers and stuff then tried to sue the GPS compaines. :p

iMikeT
Jun 11, 2013, 05:52 PM
The aerial view of the "Spaceship" makes it look like an infinite loop.

unlimitedx
Jun 11, 2013, 07:29 PM
The new maps icon in iOS 7 looks terrible, but overall much better than the rest of the redesigned stock apps Apple revealed yesterday, which isn't really saying much. I'm so disappointed with their new icon aesthetic, it's a major step backwards IMO.

There was quite a backlash when the iTunes logo changed as well. Eventually people will like the change, maybe even you! :cool:

time travel http://www.maclife.com/article/news/think_itunes_10_icon_sucks_steve_jobs_disagrees

macs4nw
Jun 11, 2013, 09:35 PM
.....that the icons for both the iOS 7 Maps app and the new Maps app coming in OS X Mavericks appear to show off the location of Apple's "Campus 2", frequently informally referred to as the "Spaceship" campus. Prior to iOS 7, the Maps icon featured Apple's current headquarters on Infinite Loop in Cupertino.

Article Link: New Maps Icons Show Apple's 'Spaceship' Campus Location (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/06/11/new-maps-icons-show-apples-spaceship-campus-location/)

APPLE's attention to detail is unmatched.....lol.....They DO think way ahead, don't they?

hobo.hopkins
Jun 11, 2013, 10:39 PM
Nor did the old one.

It highly suggested it.

I'm glad to see them paying attention to detail, as well as being forward-thinking. Each are good qualities in a company.

peppespizzapie
Jun 12, 2013, 04:44 AM
If anyone is stupid enough to follow a GPS off a cliff... that's just natural selection.


How about just simply coming home? Is that why maps was made?
To an adress that exists for 7 years already but is still not found in maps?
Is THAT too much to ask too?

litmag01
Jun 12, 2013, 08:10 AM
Beep... Beep.... Boo.... Bop... I like to call all circles "space ships."

Beep Beep... all circle buildings are space ships.

The Guggenheim is also a space ship...

People who call circles "space ships" are highly intelligent.

:p

NightFox
Jun 12, 2013, 08:14 AM
Forgive me if I'm being dumb here, but in what way does the new icon show the new campus, apart from the fact that it's somewhere just north of I280? From what I can see the road layout on the icon doesn't represent the road layout of the campus - or am I missing something?

JayCee842
Jun 12, 2013, 08:42 AM
Sweet :)

bchery21
Jun 12, 2013, 09:55 AM
At least the new icon won't tell you to drive off a bridge.

This will never get old for you, right?

C DM
Jun 12, 2013, 11:47 AM
It highly suggested it.

I'm glad to see them paying attention to detail, as well as being forward-thinking. Each are good qualities in a company.Not really. If you are in that area, to get onto 208 North, you will have to simply make a left turn from the De Anza Blvd. overpass above. The map basically tells you that you will need to make a left turn from De Anza Blvd. to get onto 280 North, and, surprise surprise, that is in fact what you will need to do in real life.

Granted, it doesn't specifically show a small entrance/merge lane that you'll turn into to get onto 280 North, but pretty much all highway entrances work that way.

If you drew this using a pen on a paper map to show someone directions somewhere, that is how you would end up drawing it. People just don't really think things through when they simply blindly follow some internet "meme" thinking its clever somehow.

CubusX
Jun 12, 2013, 02:23 PM
Knowing Apple Maps, its not in the right location...

alvindarkness
Jun 12, 2013, 04:04 PM
If anyone is stupid enough to follow a GPS off a cliff... that's just natural selection.

No no. Anyone stupid enough to follow an icon off a cliff.. Orders of magnitude worse.

hobo.hopkins
Jun 12, 2013, 06:24 PM
Not really. If you are in that area, to get onto 208 North, you will have to simply make a left turn from the De Anza Blvd. overpass above. The map basically tells you that you will need to make a left turn from De Anza Blvd. to get onto 280 North, and, surprise surprise, that is in fact what you will need to do in real life.

Granted, it doesn't specifically show a small entrance/merge lane that you'll turn into to get onto 280 North, but pretty much all highway entrances work that way.

If you drew this using a pen on a paper map to show someone directions somewhere, that is how you would end up drawing it. People just don't really think things through when they simply blindly follow some internet "meme" thinking its clever somehow.

I'm aware of the area. It really isn't worth arguing extensively - nor was my post a blind repost of any internet meme - but it seems necessary to share my rationale. The entryway to 208 is not small relative to the detail on the map icon. Look at the detail with the roads in Aviare's complex, for example. The icon lacked clarity, and lent itself to being likened to the general unpolished release of Apple's mapping effort.

bossxii
Jul 12, 2013, 10:04 AM
Tell that to the people that have driven in rivers and stuff then tried to sue the GPS compaines. :p

I am more than happy to tell it to their face. They are idiots. They shouldn't be suing anyone for their own stupidity. Then again I live in the US where stupidity is regularly rewarded from lawsuits of all sorts.

Just because it happens doesn't make it right.

TouchMint.com
Jul 12, 2013, 01:11 PM
I am more than happy to tell it to their face. They are idiots. They shouldn't be suing anyone for their own stupidity. Then again I live in the US where stupidity is regularly rewarded from lawsuits of all sorts.

Just because it happens doesn't make it right.

+1 I agree with ya not right at all but it does happen and people try to sue.

asthamapheo
Jul 12, 2013, 03:17 PM
that's amazing!!

great design apple, creativity at its best.

blitzer09x87
Jul 12, 2013, 04:14 PM
that's huge:eek:, i wish i get a job in that awesome campus. :Dfingers crossed.