Goodbye pencil/ruler/paintbrush, hello popsicle sticks. While the Apps Store icon has seen subtle tweaks over the years, it’s featured the same basic logo until now. Apple today released its Sixth Developer Beta for iOS 11 about a week ahead of expectations.
The update includes new icons for Maps and the App Store, new AirPod animations, as well as other cosmetic changes. It also features bug-fixes and performance upgrades as well.
The icons look all-together smoother and more contemporary than the older ones, with the exception of the app store icon. It’s hard to imagine why Apple chose to forego the old pencil/ruler/paintbrush look in favor of a bunch of popsicle sticks. But whether you prefer the old icons, or are happier with the new ones, the updated images look better at higher resolutions and that’s a huge plus.