Apple asking developers for larger iOS 7 icons

It has emerged that Apple appears to be seeking larger Home Screen icons from developers in the run up to the release of iOS 7.

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In an email discovered by 9to5 Mac, Apple is seen asking developers to supply images of 57 x 57 and 120 x 120. The second value represents the Home Screen icon, on iOS 6, this is only 114 x 114. Likewise, the iPad icons measure 152 x 152,slightly larger than iOS 6′s 144 x 144. You can check out the nifty gif. below to see this illustrated.

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The news is a clear sign that Apple is continuing to push its iOS 7 preparations ahead of the release, which will most likely occur alongside the announcement of the new iPhone(s) on September 10.

The slightly altered icons is just one of a whole host of design changes to iOS, alongside several brand new features such as Control Center and redesigned multitasking.

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Via: 9to5 Mac

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  • http://www.joshspadd.com/ JerenYun

    I wonder if this news also is to help with a future iOS device with a new resolution. Maybe yet another larger iPhone next year?

  • ValanChan

    @JerenYun
    A bigger screen doesn’t really need a larger icon.
    As in the iphone5 the ppi stayed the same although the screen size got larger.
    Maybe a smaller screen with a higher ppi?

  • http://www.mobileosworld.com/ kami70b

    iPhone needs more than this to compete with Android http://www.mobileosworld.com/2013/08/android-50-design-concept-imagines-what.html

  • http://www.joshspadd.com/ JerenYun

    @ValanChan  @JerenYun True, it doesn’t require that. I’m just wondering if there is another device coming with a slightly different PPI that warranted the change. Though it’s subtle enough that it could just be for iOS 7.