Apple updated its Apple Music for Artists app yesterday with some minor bug fixes and improvements, but also another notable change: a new icon.
New icon on the right
The Apple Music for Artists app now features a simpler, more streamlined icon with a pinkish-red music logo instead of the multi-color logo that was previously used. The icon also has an embossed look that sets it apart from other Apple icons.
Apple Music for Artists is an app that lets artists know how their music is performing on Apple Music, iTunes, and Shazam, so it’s an app with a limited audience and the new icon may seem inconsequential, but it’s similar to another app icon change. that Apple introduced last year.
App Store Connect in October was updated with an updated icon that is similar to the Apple Music icon for artists, which means that Apple has now updated two app icons with this new design.
App Store Connect with the old icon on the left, the new icon on the right
On Reddit, users speculate that the icon changes could perhaps be indicative of more radical design changes to be introduced in iOS 15.
Apple in macOS Big Sur updated many of its icons and simplified their design, so there is a possibility that something similar will happen in iOS 15. That said, these might just be one-time updates to Apple’s behind-the-scenes apps for developers and musicians, and not a sign of something to come.
We don’t know much about iOS 15 at this point, but perhaps we can see some details leaking out as the software release date approaches. Apple is expected to unveil iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and macOS 12 at its main event on June 7.