iCloud.com Launchpad Button

Goatllama

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Noticed this yesterday, but did they just change the 'home' button on iCloud.com to 'Launchpad?' Or am I that unobservant? I use the site every day, so I think I would've noticed. Kinda nice cosmetic change either way, makes for better consistency, though having an actual Launchpad.app in macOS seems silly to me. Now I'm just waiting for them to add a Music app to iCloud.com, that would be amazing.
 

Brookzy

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Oho, I see! I could swear that I saw it happen as it happened, but that seems a bit unlikely. XD
It's possible you witnessed it change if your browser had an old cache which then refreshed or if it's a gradual site update.
 

orbital~debris

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I'm thinking they probably did this so that there wouldn't be any possible confusion with the new iOS 10 Home app. I like the consistency too though.
Noticed the change today (signing-in to iCloud.com on my work computer) and immediately thought it helps unify with macOS and helps avoid confusion with Home in iOS 10.

I do find it odd - for Apple - that there's no consistency in the greys used (Settings has a warmer hue while the Launchpad icon is a blue grey).
 
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Goatllama

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And the grey of the Contacts app looks to be a little different as well! Only hue that seems to be consistent is that of Mail, iCloud Drive, and Keynote. The new Launchpad icon does make the Settings one look a little bad though, a lighter grey would be nice. Guess they gotta keep 'em disparate, though.
 
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boston04and07

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Gahh, now that you guys have pointed it out to me, the different grays will totally bug the crap outta me. :confused: It's the little things...

And I absolutely agree that Music, Videos, even Podcasts, Books, and Home apps for iCloud would be freaking sweet. I bet they'd get a ton more people subscribing to those kinds of services if they were more readily available via the web.
 
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