So that new music icon...

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by kmj2318, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    umm what? The current music icon was one of my favorites. The pink/red/orange perfectly captured the feeling of music imo. And it stood out. Now we're getting another white icon. I guess I can get use to the new one, but I'll always prefer the current one. What do you think about it? Also if you look closely, you'll see that the new icon shape has been redrawn.

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    I like the new app icon actually, it's multicolor, so it shows that the app contains different styles of music, different ways of listening to music, etc. I do agree that another white icon isn't the best look, but it does show a pure, new look. Also we have to remember that Newsstand is gone, so that's one white app gone, one white app added. I'm also a fan of what appears to be some slight drop shadows.
     
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    I am no icon design expert, but icons with white background look cheap and amateurish. I prefer the old one.
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    I'm on iOS 9 Beta 1 and the music icon is still the same red one on the left.
     
  5. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    Really, you want to email the CEO of a 98,000 employee company directly because you dislike a design of an icon in one of their operating systems?
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    People have likely emailed him (probably more like his office) for less.
     
  7. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    Mine too. Did you clean install or update?
     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    upgrade. May DFU restore when I have time.
     
  9. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    The new music icon isn't in iOS 9 beta 1.
     
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    I have always disliked the iOS 7/8 music icon. I personally wish they would have kept the "iPod" icon, But I see why they changed it. I think the new music icon takes the focus away from the icon and focuses it on the music note.
     
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  14. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It looked like the OS X one before. I'm guessing the icon in the new version of iTunes will look like this.
     
  15. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Don't discredit your opinion before you give it.

    Personally, I don't mind it, but I didn't mind the old one, either. Hopefully Apple Music ends iTunes on the Mac.
     
  16. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    I actually like it. Everyone hated the Music logo when it was first shown. Will just take time to get used to.

    Would be interesting to see what it would look like if they'd inverted it - a blur of colours on the outside and the note in white.
     
  17. kjm18 macrumors 6502

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    Should be in beta 2 or 3 when it changes When Apple music goes live most likely be beta 3
     
  18. kmj2318 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Interesting, that's actually what the OS X is like. Maybe I'll give it a shot.
     
  19. jsmith189 macrumors 65816

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    Post if you make it! :D
     
  20. chekz0414 macrumors 6502a

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    OS X El Capitan's music app looks nicer it has the colors outside and white for the note. iOS has once again another white icon which I hope is changed during the beta.
     
  21. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Once you update and you use it for 6 months-a year, you'll be used to it.

    I remember when the current circular iTunes icon/logo was introduced, and there was so much backlash that Steve publicly responded to it.
     
  22. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Ha. Classic Steve.

    I think people had a right to complain, though. That was the first of the circle icons, and now Apple has a brigade of them. Having a ton of icons the same shape isn't the best for usability.
     
  23. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    IOS 8.4 is still in beta yet. So we can expect seeing new icons in the third or fourth beta as long as iOS 8.4 becomes official.
    I don't mind which icon they use, but the new one implies that this app is no longer a simple app for music. It has much more, things waiting for explore.
     
  24. Armen macrumors 604

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    I'm confused by your post. I'm on iOS 9.0 Beta 1 and the music icon is the same. Are you implying they are going to change the icon in 8.4 and then change it again in 9?
     

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