Apple yesterday updated its Apple Music for Artists app with some minor bug fixes and improvements, but also another notable change – a new icon.
New icon to the right
The Apple Music for Artists app now has a simpler, streamlined icon with a pink red music logo instead of the multicolored logo used before. The icon also has a distinctive appearance that makes it stand out from other Apple icons.
Apple Music for Artists is an app that lets artists know how their music works across Apple Music, iTunes and Shazam, so it’s an app with a limited audience, and the new icon may seem insignificant, but it’s similar to another app icon change Apple introduced last year.
The App Store Connect in October was updated with an updated icon similar to the Apple Music for Artists icon, which means that Apple has now updated two app icons with this new design.
App Store Connect with old icon on the left, new icon on the right
Over at Reddit, users speculate that the icon changes may be an indication of more extensive design changes to be introduced in iOS 15.
Apple in MacOS Big Sur updated many of its icons and streamlined design, so there’s a chance something similar could happen in iOS 15. That said, these may just be one-time updates to Apple’s apps for developers and musicians behind the scenes, and not a sign of anything to come.
We do not know much about iOS 15 at this point, but we may see some details leak when the software release date approaches. Apple is expected to debut iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15 and macOS 12 at the main event, which will be held on June 7.