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.

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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.

Thanks, Alvaro and Jason for the leads! 

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12 Responses to “Redesigned iPhoto & Garageband iOS icons appear, indicate likely makeovers next week”

  1. GarageBand’s icon was also updated.


  2. GarageBand new icon already appears too


  3. These are actually great design. Unlike what is still in the shitty form such as clock and safari.


  4. Those look good. Those look real good.


  5. William says:

    Reblogged this on William's iBlog and commented:
    Oh my. The Garageband icon looks a little weird. But I can still live with it.


  6. iMovie is different too.


  7. Brian Dunkel says:

    Where is this under iCloud? I don’t see these new app icons at all. I have looked under “Manage Storage” and clicked on my iPhone, but it still shows the old icons


  8. Interesting. Here’s a comparison with the old icon, it’s a huge improvement:


  9. I like the old iPhoto icon better… Oh well, GarageBand looks great though.


  10. Weird, they don’t show up on my phone or iPad.


  11. drtyrell969 says:

    After 35 years teaching users to consider an embossed control a button verses a label, Apple is confusing the hell out of users with this devotion to flat. I personally like the flat integrated feeling, but the chatter in my world is one of complaint. I have a gut feeling that somewhere in the middle was the right balance. At least an option to create some form of round rectangle outline, etc. Xcode button component is really confusing in that it places a white background button on a white background iView. It looks like a text label component.