Redesigned icons for iPhoto for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Garageband have appeared in the iCloud Storage Management function in the iOS Settings app. The new icons are simpler, flatter, and is designed with iOS 7’s new icon grid system in mind. They are a stark contrast from the colorful, 3D-like icons used in the current versions of the apps.
In line with the app redesigns for all of Apple’s bundled iOS 7 apps, it is likely that the new icon will come as a complement to a completely redesigned version of the iPhoto app. When Apple released iOS 7 last month, the designs to Apple’s App Store apps went noticeably unchanged. Besides iPhoto, Apple has a slew of other App Store apps (like iWork’s Pages, Numbers, and Keynote & iLife’s iMovie). However, there are yet to be any solid indications of redesigns for the other apps…
The icons for iCloud Storage Management are handled over-the-air, so it appears that Apple uploaded the new icons prematurely. Next week, Apple is planning to release new versions of the iPad that run iOS 7. It seems likely that Apple could introduce the new version of iPhoto (and perhaps other apps) alongside the new iPads.
We previously created some mockups of what iPhoto and Garageband (and other Apple apps) could look like in an iOS 7 world.
Update: It appears Apple has pulled the icons from its servers.