As a part of iOS 7's major redesign, shown off at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote yesterday, the company redesigned the icons of all of the core Apple apps, giving them a simpler and cleaner look.

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9to5Mac notes that the icons for both the iOS 7 Maps app and the new Maps app coming in OS X Mavericks appear to show off the location of Apple's "Campus 2", frequently informally referred to as the "Spaceship" campus. Prior to iOS 7, the Maps icon featured Apple's current headquarters on Infinite Loop in Cupertino.

The icon design is greatly simplified, but does show a navigation route running just to the north of Interstate 280, corresponding to the location of Apple's Campus 2. Apple's Infinite Loop campus is located just south of Interstate 280, as is reflected in the current icon.

Campus 2, just a short distance away from Apple's current headquarters, is dominated by a circular 2,800,000 square foot 4-story building designed to hold 13,000 employees. It has a targeted completion date of 2016.

Top Rated Comments

bossxii Avatar
145 months ago
At least the new icon won't tell you to drive off a bridge.

If anyone is stupid enough to follow a GPS off a cliff... that's just natural selection.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Schmitty11 Avatar
145 months ago
At least the new icon won't tell you to drive off a bridge.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Prototypical Avatar
145 months ago
I guess it fits the current Apple Maps strategy of adding landmarks that don't exist.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C DM Avatar
145 months ago
At least the new icon won't tell you to drive off a bridge.
Nor did the old one.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMikeT Avatar
145 months ago
The aerial view of the "Spaceship" makes it look like an infinite loop.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
woodness Avatar
145 months ago
That would be north of I-280 :apple:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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