Apple yesterday updated its Apple Music for Artists app with some minor bug fixes and improvements, but also one other notable change — a new icon.
New icon on the right
The Apple Music for Artists app now features a simpler, streamlined icon with a pinkish red music logo rather than the multicolored logo that was used before. The icon also has an embossed look that makes it stand out from other Apple icons.
Apple Music for Artists is an app that lets artists know how their music is performing across Apple Music, iTunes, and Shazam, so it’s an app with a limited audience and the new icon may seem inconsequential, but it is similar to another app icon change that Apple introduced last year.
App Store Connect in October was updated with a refreshed icon that’s similar to the Apple Music for Artists icon, which means Apple has now updated two app icons with this new design.
App Store Connect with old icon on left, new icon on right
Over on Reddit, users are speculating that the icon changes could perhaps be indicative of more sweeping design changes set to be introduced in iOS 15.
Apple in macOS Big Sur refreshed many of its icons and streamlined their design, so there is a chance that something similar could happen in iOS 15. That said, these could just be one-off updates for Apple’s behind the scenes apps for developers and musicians, and not a sign of something to come.
We don’t know much at all about iOS 15 at this point, but we could perhaps see some details leaking out as the software’s launch date approaches. Apple is expected to debut iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and macOS 12 at its keynote event that will be held on June 7.