Keynote Icon Ditches Depressing Lyrics, Now “Thinks Different” Like Apple’s Other Icons

Keynote Icon Ditches Depressing Lyrics, Now “Thinks Different” Like Apple’s Other Icons

The new Keynote icon.

Here’s something cool you may not have noticed yet. With its new Keynote update, released alongside Pages and Numbers yesterday, Apple replaced the unique icon that features the somewhat depressing lyrics to The Bitch of the Living by Spirit Awakening with a new 2012 icon that displays a famous quote from the company’s Think Different commercial. The same quote now appears on several of Apple’s Mac OS X icons.

Keynote Icon Ditches Depressing Lyrics, Now “Thinks Different” Like Apple’s Other Icons

The old Keynote icon.

The quote reads:

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward.

While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

This is the same quote that features on Apple’s icons for Notes, All My Files, and TextEdit.

Keynote Icon Ditches Depressing Lyrics, Now “Thinks Different” Like Apple’s Other Icons

Apple’s original Think Different commercial was narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, but I much prefer the Steve Jobs version.

Keynote Icon Ditches Depressing Lyrics, Now “Thinks Different” Like Apple’s Other Icons

  • Thanks Conor
  • Alex Hazel

    Your crappy images have rendered the text impossible to read….

  • Tallest_Skil

    Guess that means no iWork ’12, then.

  • CharilaosMulder

    Why does averyone want an iWork 2012 edition? Is your productivity affected by the older software? Or is it that it needs the leather look from the iOS counterparts?

  • calavera216

    The Bitch of Living by Spirit Awakening?

    Those are the lyrics to “The Bitch of Living” from the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Spring Awakening. Considering that it came out in 2007, it’s actually quite hip of Apple to have included those in the icon.

  • Tallest_Skil

    Why does everyone want an iWork 2012 edition?

    Fine. The software is perfect as it is. There are absolutely no changes that could ever possibly be made to improve it in any capacity.

  • ddevito

    you iSheep need to get more sunshine and get out more. Pathetic

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