iOS 7’s Maps Icon Is No Longer Trying To Kill You [Image]

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From top to bottom: pre-iOS 6 Maps icon, iOS 6 Maps icon, iOS 7 Maps icon.

When Apple unveiled iOS 6’s new Maps icon, it became an emblem for everything that was wrong with Apple Maps, a service that — at launch — was widely criticized as being inferior to Google’s own maps data, which every previous version of iOS had shipped with.

Why the icon? Because it gave directions that would probably end up killing you if you followed them in real life. But that’s all changed in iOS 7.

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Max Out Your Designer Toolkit With The Ultimate Icon Bundle [Deals]

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Apple’s FaceTime Icon Makes No Sense

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I’ve never given much thought to Apple’s FaceTime icon, but it really doesn’t make any sense. Like seriously, what is the trapezoid on the right? It can’t be the lens because there’s a lens in the box. Is that the back facing camera and the triangle trapezoid is the front camera?

It’s supposed to be an old video camera glyph with the lens superimposed, but it’s so redundant that it still doesn’t make any sense for FaceTiming purposes.

The FaceTime icon should probably look something like this instead:

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Stack Your Web Design Toolbox With The World’s Largest UI Bundle [Deals]

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Sometimes you need to have that one tool in your digital toolkit, and it just isn’t there. Sometimes you want to have more to work with, but you just run out of inventory. Sometimes you just don;t have enough of what you need.

This latest Cult of Mac Deals offer will get rid of all of those “sometimes” when it comes to web design, because you’ll get over 300 vectors, icons and more for all of your design needs with The World’s Largest UI Bundle. And you’ll get it for only $69!

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Apple Attempts To Trademark Its Music Icon, But Myspace Got There First

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The Music app on iPad.

Almost everything Apple creates is patented and trademarked in an effort to ensure that other companies can’t steal its ideas (though they do). However, sometimes the folks in Cupertino hit a stumbling block. That’s what happened when Apple attempted to trademark its Music app icon recently, only to find that Myspace got there first.

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