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Find My iPhone Updated for iOS 7, Breaks App for Non-Developers [Update: Fixed]

Apple today released an update for Find My iPhone, adding a newly redesigned iOS 7-style icon. The new icon was first introduced on the iCloud.com beta page, which was updated in mid-August with a new set of iOS 7 icons.

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Old icon on left, new icon on right

It appears that the newest version of Find My iPhone may have been released prematurely, however, as the update gives an error message to anyone who attempts to use it without a registered developer account (paid or free).

The update, which also includes bug fixes, will likely be patched by Apple shortly. Until a fix is available, non-developers should avoid updating the app. While Find My Friends was also updated with bug fixes, it does not appear to include any design changes or errors that cause the app to be unusable.

Apple's iOS 7, which is currently available for developers, is expected to be released to the general public in September at the company's iPhone event.

Find My iPhone can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Update: According to Apple's System Status page, the error that prevented non-developers from logging into the app has now been fixed.

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16 months ago
What is the opposite of progress?

Regression!
Rating: 20 Votes
16 months ago


Cool.
Rating: 17 Votes
16 months ago

What is the opposite of progress?
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Regression!


As someone who has flown to Africa numerous times to try and find his lost iPhone, only to find out it was between the couch cushions the whole time, I welcome the new icon.
Rating: 17 Votes
16 months ago
Now that is a nice icon redesign for once.

Kind of bizarre neither app has lost its skeuomorphism yet.
Rating: 16 Votes
16 months ago
Regression for sure.

What is the point of high pixel density if you are going to turn everything into flat filled shapes and remove detail?

I am not saying I was a fan of making everything look like desktop notepads and felt lined tables, but I'm also not a fan of Microsoft's Metro look that uses 4 colors and boxes to represent a "modern" UI.

I mean if it wasn't for the rounded corners on the icons there would be no point for Retina because there would be no need for anti-aliasing.
Rating: 15 Votes
16 months ago
Am I the Only One Who Loved Sceumorphism ?
Rating: 13 Votes
16 months ago
I really miss skeuomorphic icons.
Rating: 12 Votes
16 months ago

So you're not a fan? The new UI is clean and crisp. Modern. The old UI is looking aged and dirty next to it.


Touches of photorealism in the icons don't look dirty to me. I don't particularly care for this new icon (nor a few others, notable the one for Safari).

I've seen the minimalist icon look done well in some postings on this board of 3rd party icon sets. But the ones coming with iOS 7 seem to lack the charm and, frankly, the artistry of those 3rd party efforts, while at the same time losing the sparkle of the "aged and dirty" antecedents.
Rating: 9 Votes
16 months ago

Am I the Only One Who Loved Sceumorphism ?


Nope. It's one of the reasons you could pick up an iPhone and just use it.
Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago
Me likes the icon :)
Rating: 6 Votes

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