Find My iPhone Updated for iOS 7, Breaks App for Non-Developers [Update: Fixed]

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    Apple today released an update for Find My iPhone, adding a newly redesigned iOS 7-style icon. The new icon was first introduced on the iCloud.com beta page, which was updated in mid-August with a new set of iOS 7 icons.

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    Old icon on left, new icon on right
    It appears that the newest version of Find My iPhone may have been released prematurely, however, as the update gives an error message to anyone who attempts to use it without a registered developer account (paid or free).

    The update, which also includes bug fixes, will likely be patched by Apple shortly. Until a fix is available, non-developers should avoid updating the app. While Find My Friends was also updated with bug fixes, it does not appear to include any design changes or errors that cause the app to be unusable.

    Apple's iOS 7, which is currently available for developers, is expected to be released to the general public in September at the company's iPhone event.

    Find My iPhone can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Update: According to Apple's System Status page, the error that prevented non-developers from logging into the app has now been fixed.

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    Article Link: Find My iPhone Updated for iOS 7, Breaks App for Non-Developers [Update: Fixed]
     
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    As a non dev with iOS 7 beta 6, this new update works flawlessly without error messages.
     
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    Wow. Rare to see this kind of mistake at Apple. Who's getting fired? Atleast iOS 6 users won't have auto-downloaded the update :)
     
  4. Cougarcat, Aug 22, 2013
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    Now that is a nice icon redesign for once.

    Kind of bizarre neither app has lost its skeuomorphism yet.
     
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    This is one of those perks I get for paying $105 with tax to Apple every year. :)
     
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    Teach me not to read the news before downloading the update. Thanks apple for cocking it up for me !
     
  10. sgreen314, Aug 22, 2013
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    I just updated a few minutes ago. Glad I wasn't the only one with the error. Came here to check the forums, on the front page instead!

    Edit: non-developer with 6.1.3 on ipod touch 5.
     
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    beta 7 and it still ships with that old glossy message window?


    must have taken them 5 minutes to design the new calendar icon whats taking them so long to theme the OS throughout?
     
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  14. darkslide29, Aug 22, 2013
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    updated since people were having success.

    NOPE! Not working, got the error message.

    iPhone 5, latest version of iOS 6, not a developer at all.
    Oh well.. I'm sure it'll be fixed soon..

    EDIT: It is working fine for me now. No problem. Guess they just needed to flip on some sort of switch on their end.
     
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    SONUVABITCH!
    I just updated and THEN came on here...
    Doesn't work for me, I get the error message.
     
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    Definitely liking that new icon :)

    iOS 7 can't come soon enough.
     
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    Non-developer, iOS 6, seems to work on both 4S and iPad 4
     
  18. macrumors 65816

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    I see nothing about this app that is iOS 7 related other than and icon update
     
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    Odd. Mine works if I use MY icloud info when I log in, as to find MY items. If I login with my wifes icloud credentials to find her iphone/ipad I get the error. She is not listed as a dev on my account.
     
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    Icon design

    Now, this is a nice flat icon with an elegant design. If you compare with the fugly gradients of the homescreen icons you can clearly see that they were designed in a rush. I think they will update them some time, because is not coherent, some have unicorn gradients, and pthers like find iphone or photobooth are elegAnt and seem mature enough for a mobile os.

    We will see.
     
  21. iSee, Aug 22, 2013
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    Premature? Isn't that the definition of a beta release?

    Fired? Whoops? Cockup? ... Isn't this only released to developers?


    Edit: I see: it's a regular public update for Find My Phone. Sorry, I misunderstood the article.
     
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    The screenshot is from iOS 6. This is not an issue on iOS 7 beta.
    But yes , FMI and Friends haven't been redesigned yet, it seems.

    This was released to everyone.
     
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  24. rosalindavenue, Aug 22, 2013
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    Now they need to update the "Find my Friends" icon and app design. No more gingerbread men and stitched leather, I hope.

    update: Found this alleged new icon on this forum [​IMG]
     
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    If your UDID is registered, it will work. At least it did, for me. Or Maybe Apple fixed this server side and now it works fine?

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    Agreed it's always been hideous.
     

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