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Apple is working on updated icons for the macOS versions of its iWork apps, according to images discovered by MacRumors. The new icons are included in the framework of macOS 12 Monterey beta 5 that handles the display of collaboration links in apps such as iMessage.

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Pages, Numbers, and Keynote icons found in macOS Monterey

The images of the new macOS iWork icons for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are relatively low-resolution given the small size they are displayed at for sharing purposes, but it's clear they are a mix of the flat design and solid background colors of the iWork icons first introduced with iOS 7 and the latest macOS versions introduced for Big Sur in November 2020 that feature more photorealistic elements.

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Current iOS iWork icons

The macOS 12 Monterey Pages icon keeps its orange theme, the 45-degree angle of the pen, and written line of the iOS-style Pages icon while replacing the flat pen glyph with a more realistic-looking white pen, compared to the current macOS Pages icon that features a photorealistic orange pen on a white pad of paper.

The upcoming Numbers icon for Monterey moves from the current graph paper background to the solid green background of the iOS Numbers icon. It features a white version of the bar chart currently seen on the macOS icon with shadows for the bars and omits the line under the bars that is seen on iOS.

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Current macOS iWork icons

The refreshed Keynote icon features the same blue background of the iOS Keynote icon rather than the white slide grid view of the macOS icon. The podium and pie chart document are similar to the version seen on the current macOS Keynote icon, but with the color of the podium changed from blue to white.

The new icons should be included with the iWork apps when they are updated for macOS 12 Monterey later this year. It is not clear at this time whether these icons will also come to the iWork suite for iOS alongside iOS 15.

Article Link: macOS 12 Monterey Beta 5 Reveals Updated iWork Icons
 
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danielsutton

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Apple is working on updated icons for the macOS versions of its iWork apps, according to images discovered by MacRumors. The new icons are included in the framework of macOS 12 Monterey beta 5 that handles the display of collaboration links in apps such as iMessage.


iwork-macos-monterey-icons.jpg


Pages, Numbers, and Keynote icons found in macOS Monterey

The images of the new macOS iWork icons for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are relatively low-resolution given the small size they are displayed at for sharing purposes, but it's clear they are a mix of the flat design and solid background colors of the iWork icons first introduced with iOS 7 and the latest macOS versions introduced for Big Sur in November 2020 that feature more photorealistic elements.


iWork-Trio-Feature.jpg


Current iOS iWork icons

The macOS 12 Monterey Pages icon keeps its orange theme, the 45-degree angle of the pen, and written line of the iOS-style Pages icon while replacing the flat pen glyph with a more realistic-looking white pen, compared to the current macOS Pages icon that features a photorealistic orange pen on a white pad of paper.

The upcoming Numbers icon for Monterey moves from the current graph paper background to the solid green background of the iOS Numbers icon. It features a white version of the bar chart currently seen on the macOS icon with shadows for the bars and omits the line under the bars that is seen on iOS.


iwork-big-sur-icons.jpg


Current macOS iWork icons

The refreshed Keynote icon features the same blue background of the iOS Keynote icon rather than the white slide grid view of the macOS icon. The podium and pie chart document are similar to the version seen on the current macOS Keynote icon, but with the color of the podium changed from blue to white.

The new icons should be included with the iWork apps when they are updated for macOS 12 Monterey later this year. It is not clear at this time whether these icons will also come to the iWork suite for iOS alongside iOS 15.

Article Link: macOS 12 Monterey Beta 5 Reveals Updated iWork Icon


Apple is working on updated icons for the macOS versions of its iWork apps, according to images discovered by MacRumors. The new icons are included in the framework of macOS 12 Monterey beta 5 that handles the display of collaboration links in apps such as iMessage.


iwork-macos-monterey-icons.jpg


Pages, Numbers, and Keynote icons found in macOS Monterey

The images of the new macOS iWork icons for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are relatively low-resolution given the small size they are displayed at for sharing purposes, but it's clear they are a mix of the flat design and solid background colors of the iWork icons first introduced with iOS 7 and the latest macOS versions introduced for Big Sur in November 2020 that feature more photorealistic elements.


iWork-Trio-Feature.jpg


Current iOS iWork icons

The macOS 12 Monterey Pages icon keeps its orange theme, the 45-degree angle of the pen, and written line of the iOS-style Pages icon while replacing the flat pen glyph with a more realistic-looking white pen, compared to the current macOS Pages icon that features a photorealistic orange pen on a white pad of paper.

The upcoming Numbers icon for Monterey moves from the current graph paper background to the solid green background of the iOS Numbers icon. It features a white version of the bar chart currently seen on the macOS icon with shadows for the bars and omits the line under the bars that is seen on iOS.


iwork-big-sur-icons.jpg


Current macOS iWork icons

The refreshed Keynote icon features the same blue background of the iOS Keynote icon rather than the white slide grid view of the macOS icon. The podium and pie chart document are similar to the version seen on the current macOS Keynote icon, but with the color of the podium changed from blue to white.

The new icons should be included with the iWork apps when they are updated for macOS 12 Monterey later this year. It is not clear at this time whether these icons will also come to the iWork suite for iOS alongside iOS 15.

Article Link: macOS 12 Monterey Beta 5 Reveals Updated iWork Icons
Rather than simply updating the icons, why not add more professional features to the iWork apps so the suite can be competitive with Microsoft Office? This would make the apps a lot more useful, and would help Apple gain more of a foothold in the enterprise
 

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Apple is working on updated icons for the macOS versions of its iWork apps, according to images discovered by MacRumors. The new icons are included in the framework of macOS 12 Monterey beta 5 that handles the display of collaboration links in apps such as iMessage.


iwork-macos-monterey-icons.jpg


Pages, Numbers, and Keynote icons found in macOS Monterey

The images of the new macOS iWork icons for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are relatively low-resolution given the small size they are displayed at for sharing purposes, but it's clear they are a mix of the flat design and solid background colors of the iWork icons first introduced with iOS 7 and the latest macOS versions introduced for Big Sur in November 2020 that feature more photorealistic elements.


iWork-Trio-Feature.jpg


Current iOS iWork icons

The macOS 12 Monterey Pages icon keeps its orange theme, the 45-degree angle of the pen, and written line of the iOS-style Pages icon while replacing the flat pen glyph with a more realistic-looking white pen, compared to the current macOS Pages icon that features a photorealistic orange pen on a white pad of paper.

The upcoming Numbers icon for Monterey moves from the current graph paper background to the solid green background of the iOS Numbers icon. It features a white version of the bar chart currently seen on the macOS icon with shadows for the bars and omits the line under the bars that is seen on iOS.


iwork-big-sur-icons.jpg


Current macOS iWork icons

The refreshed Keynote icon features the same blue background of the iOS Keynote icon rather than the white slide grid view of the macOS icon. The podium and pie chart document are similar to the version seen on the current macOS Keynote icon, but with the color of the podium changed from blue to white.

The new icons should be included with the iWork apps when they are updated for macOS 12 Monterey later this year. It is not clear at this time whether these icons will also come to the iWork suite for iOS alongside iOS 15.

Article Link: macOS 12 Monterey Beta 5 Reveals Updated iWork Icons
As a fan and frequent user of these 3 apps, I think the new icons look great - striking a balance between detail and simplicity, and keeping in line with the overall system aesthetic. Bravo.
 

MauiPa

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Wow, Icons were never a big deal with me one way or the other. some people really take them that seriously? all I can say is, the Big Sur icons were fine, minor tweaks are fine too. They draw your eye to them, you understand what they are for, colors are well-balanced. so all in all, they are great.
 

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Rather than simply updating the icons, why not add more professional features to the iWork apps so the suite can be competitive with Microsoft Office? This would make the apps a lot more useful, and would help Apple gain more of a foothold in the enterprise

Apple does not want enterprise foothold any longer when consumers are happy paying them for whatever they dish out to them.. Enterprise will pay only for quality stuff, they are not going to be beta testers. Consumers, that's where it is at, we will just buy the newest and the shiniest. People keep buying Apple laptops when iPad Pro has a better display - surely Apple could put a new-age display in a MacBook just as easily as it did with the iPad Pro. It does not because people keep buying the laptops. Butterfly keyboards were killed quite soon, right? Because sales did pinch them.

Apple has steadily moved away from enterprise for years now. This company is a shadow of what it once was. iWork was dumbed down and it has never been the same. Aperture was killed as well. Enterprise-speific stuff is just gone from their portfolio now.

Where to start and where to end with this company when talking of enterprise today ...

EDIT:
For the ones who are disagreeing with me about Apple's enterprise ambitions, sure, Apple is actively pursuing enterprise and will dominate the scene with non-existent hardware, non-existent to buggy software, dumbed-down apps, etc. Hope that makes you happy. If you are disagreeing about the comment about Apple not putting a better display in MacBooks because people keep buying them, well, what can I say to you.. Apple knows its consumers' mindset well. I am nobody here.
 
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