Is the new Apple Music icon our first glimpse of iOS 15?

Bill Mount

It seems fair to say Apple’s iOS software is starting to look a little long in the tooth. The last major design overhaul took place in 2013, when the company’s realistic skeuomorphism was dramatically eschewed in favour of stark, flat design with iOS 7. But it seems a touch of […]

It seems fair to say Apple’s iOS software is starting to look a little long in the tooth. The last major design overhaul took place in 2013, when the company’s realistic skeuomorphism was dramatically eschewed in favour of stark, flat design with iOS 7. But it seems a touch of texture could finally be back on the cards for iOS 15.

The rumours are stemming from a brand new app icon quietly released by Apple yesterday. The new Apple Music for Artists icon (below) is a simpler, more streamlined affair. And it features – shock, horror – shadow. (Check out our best Apple deals if you’re ready to join the iOS ecosystem.)

iOS Music icons

The new Apple Music for Artists icon (right) vs the old version (left) (Image credit: Apple/Future owns)

Now, at first glance, a new logo for Apple’s artist-specific music stats app might not seem a huge deal. Apple Music for Artists has a naturally small audience, and the average iPhone user won’t even see the new icon on their homescreen.

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