With less than three weeks left until Apple’s big Fall reveal, the company has started updating some of its own apps on the App Store to bring them more in line with the all-new iOS 7 look.
Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps have both been updated with bug fixes and stability improvements, but no new features have been added and the design remained unchanged.
Find My iPhone is particularly interesting. Not only has the update broken the app for non-developers, but the software now comes with a brand new flattened icon which essentially mimics its counterpart on the recently revamped iCloud Beta website. More details below…
Check out the before and after images of the Find My iPhone icon.
The flattened versions is much neater than the old icon, no? While we’re at it, compare the new icon to the graphics on the revamped iCloud Beta website.
Interestingly enough, Find My Friends still features the same old stitched leather icon. Before this update, Find My Friends would crash a lot on launch with the iOS 7 betas.
A lot of people took to Twitter to note that the updated Find My iPhone app now only allows signing in with your Apple developer account, free or paid ($99 a year).
“You must be a registered iOS developer and have iCloud configured on iOS 7.0 Beta to use this version of Find My iPhone,” the updated software cautions.
This could be a hiccup on Apple’s part so avoid updating Find My iPhone if you don’t have a registered iOS developer account with Apple.
At any rate, Find My iPhone and Find My Friends are likely to undergo at least one more revision before iOS 7 is unleashed as both still feature the skeuomorphic user interface.
Let me know for those of you who don’t have a developer account, if Find My iPhone is working for you after this update?
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