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Ram27
Jun 25, 2013, 11:32 AM
Or at least, it seems to.

Look how it...reversed the gloss, or something, on the Sleep Cycle icon.

http://i.imgur.com/4SbP6uc.jpg

This is what the icon normally looks like.

http://i.imgur.com/ryyfxnR.png

It was last updated in March, so it's not a newer version.

Ke1ington
Jun 25, 2013, 11:35 AM
Confirmed. All gloss has been removed from my third party icons.

Sodner
Jun 25, 2013, 11:38 AM
My twitter icon still has gloss. Running b2.

RoboCop001
Jun 25, 2013, 11:41 AM
It couldn't have added the drop shadow to the clock, though. It's changed from an inner shadow to a drop shadow. Weird.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't iPads show slightly different (developer provided) icons than the iPhone version of the app? So all universal apps would come with two icons. Perhaps because there's no gloss, it's showing this version?

I might be completely wrong :D

Jare
Jun 25, 2013, 11:42 AM
As most developers know, Apple adds an option for you to "add a layer" gloss to your icon via xcode settings. All Apple has done is removed this.

So apps that have this setting ticked in xcode, will have their gloss removed. Some apps use their own designed gloss, some don't. That's why you see inconsistencies.

Strang0r
Jun 25, 2013, 12:38 PM
A couple of my icons are broken.... I tired deleting and reinstalling but they are still broken.419794419795

Armen
Jun 25, 2013, 12:47 PM
this was covered in a podcast I was listening to. Apparently the Dunkin Donuts app icon is completely different on iOS 7 and no one knows why LOL.

lunaoso
Jun 25, 2013, 12:58 PM
Yeah I saw this on 9to5mac. Still not sure how the Dunkin Donuts app got completely changed though...

j4zb4
Jun 25, 2013, 01:05 PM
A couple of my icons are broken.... I tired deleting and reinstalling but they are still broken.419794419795

My chrome icon shows fine... Try hardbooting...

nishimura2
Jun 25, 2013, 01:11 PM
Yeah I saw this on 9to5mac. Still not sure how the Dunkin Donuts app got completely changed though...

Cracked.com changed to, looks like these developers are step ahead.

Jare
Jun 25, 2013, 02:00 PM
As most developers know, Apple adds an option for you to "add a layer" gloss to your icon via xcode settings. All Apple has done is removed this.

So apps that have this setting ticked in xcode, will have their gloss removed. Some apps use their own designed gloss, some don't. That's why you see inconsistencies.

Re-quoting myself so you guys can see the answer.

heyyoudvd
Jun 25, 2013, 02:05 PM
Re-quoting myself so you guys can see the answer.

That doesn't explain how the clock's hands went from having rounded edges to having straight edges. There's more going on here besides a simple gloss removal automation.

Jare
Jun 25, 2013, 02:09 PM
That doesn't explain how the clock's hands went from having rounded edges to having straight edges. There's more going on here besides a simple gloss removal automation.

You realize the icons you see in the App Store (or on iTunes on your PC) are NOT the app icons you see on your homescreen?

I mean yes, most designers match both the iTunes-Large.png(or w/e it's called) and the icon64.png(or w/e it's called, can't remember off hand) but some do not.

That's why you are seeing differences. The iTunes/App Store icons are SEPARATE from the iOS springboard icons but are usually designed to match eachother, not always the case.

So yes, this is just a case of Apple removing the gloss effect from icons that have it enabled on the springboard. The developers with their own custom designed gloss will not see this change.

F123D
Jun 25, 2013, 02:24 PM
Wow, at your status bar..

Smith288
Jun 25, 2013, 02:27 PM
Some icons have the gloss added within the icon and then in the applications plist definition, instruct apple not to add a gloss... Which would explain why some icons have the gloss even though iOS 7 removes the gloss effect.

DDustiNN
Jun 25, 2013, 02:35 PM
That doesn't explain how the clock's hands went from having rounded edges to having straight edges. There's more going on here besides a simple gloss removal automation.

You are showing a screen shot of the App Store. When submitting an app, multiple icons must be submitted, and the large App Store icon is different than the icon you see on your home screen. It's possible that they did not have a large icon when that requirement was made and had to make a new one (but still used the old small app icons that already existed). That's what I had to do with my app.

skippymac
Jun 25, 2013, 03:05 PM
On a slightly related note, I hope twitter change their icon soon. I hated it before but now it also looks out of place. I never understood why they didn't use a flat icon like the majority of their design work is! :confused:

vcao
Jun 25, 2013, 03:06 PM
On a slightly related note, I hope twitter change their icon soon. I hated it before but now it also looks out of place. I never understood why they didn't use a flat icon like the majority of their design work is! :confused:

ha! I just tweeted at them this after noon to get their act together

Strang0r
Jun 25, 2013, 03:15 PM
My chrome icon shows fine... Try hardbooting...

Tried a hard reboot, didn't fix it.

Deleted the apps and then did another hard reboot. Same thing happened again once the apps were reinstalled.

Its strange as they show the correct icon while downloading and installing but as soon as it finishes the install the icon breaks... Chrome's icon seems to show a tiny preview of a blank tab and Clash of the Clans just has a black icon.

skippymac
Jun 25, 2013, 03:24 PM
ha! I just tweeted at them this after noon to get their act together

I'm proud of you! :') :p

ritmomundo
Jun 25, 2013, 06:28 PM
iBooks is still glossy in b2.

Jare
Jun 25, 2013, 11:56 PM
iBooks is still glossy in b2.

Check these:

So yes, this is just a case of Apple removing the gloss effect from icons that have it enabled on the springboard. The developers with their own custom designed gloss will not see this change.

Some icons have the gloss added within the icon and then in the applications plist definition, instruct apple not to add a gloss... Which would explain why some icons have the gloss even though iOS 7 removes the gloss effect.

ritmomundo
Jun 26, 2013, 02:44 AM
Check these:

I know. I was just saying.