Apple today updated its TestFlight app for iOS to version 2.7.0, and according to the release notes, the update adds stability improvements and bug fixes. There's one other hidden addition that went unmentioned -- a new icon.


Old icon on left, new icon on right

Apple has once again refined the TestFlight app icon to introduce a new design. The icon continues to feature a propeller, but the new look adds a 3D effect and does away with the simplicity of the prior icon.

TestFlight is Apple's app that developers are able to use to provide beta versions of apps to media, testers, and others to get their apps ready for release.

Top Rated Comments

James_C Avatar
50 months ago
Slow news day :)

I like the new design though.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macfacts Avatar
50 months ago
skeuomorphism is back
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dlewis23 Avatar
50 months ago

skeuomorphism is back
It's not really skeuomorphism. Its more Neumorphism, basically adding some depth to flat design.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mxcl Avatar
50 months ago
They are app icon shapes, in case that wasn’t clear. Recently someone from Apple showed that the App Store icon is also a face on viewing of a 3D scene of app icon shapes.

Edit: [MEDIA=twitter]1278207022329028608[/MEDIA]
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmaier Avatar
50 months ago

Yes Sir! You got it.
Well, only because a propeller and a windmill rely on the same physics and thus look alike. It’s called “TestFLIGHT,“ not ”testMILL.”
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dlewis23 Avatar
50 months ago
Highly detailed nice looking icon. I suspect all icons will be moving to a more detailed direction shortly.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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