Apple today updated its App Store Connect app designed for developers, introducing a new icon that is a more complex version of the original simple blue and white "A" design.

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New icon on the right

‌App Store‌ Connect is used by developers for iOS app management. It provides info on app statuses, offers data on app performance and sales, and lets developers access and respond to reviews.

Along with an updated icon, the new version of the app released today introduces an option for setting up internal TestFlight beta testing, with up to 100 members of a developer's team can test beta builds of an app. Full release notes for the update are below:

With this update, you can now:
- Set up internal TestFlight beta testing
- Add up to 100 members of your team to test beta builds of your app
- Edit test details for beta builds, view build activity and status, and expire builds
- Answer required export compliance questions

Developers can download ‌App Store‌ Connect from the ‌App Store‌. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

thatvirtualboy Avatar
13 months ago
Eesh, if I didn't know any better I would think the 'old' icon was the newer one... looks way cleaner.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
skel_73 Avatar
13 months ago
They are legit going backwards with their design language. It looks like circa 2000.

I do branding and design for a living so maybe I've oversensitive to it, but I find the fact that they are doing this worrisome as it feels regressive and 'un-Apple' to me....
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Atarikid Avatar
13 months ago
Oh boy ... first we got Aqua look. Then the thin/simple look. Now back 'aqua-a-like' look.

Personally the new icon looks .. well .. ugly.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jdelaune Avatar
13 months ago
That’s one ugly icon. Looks very out of place.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
13 months ago
It's like Apple just realized within the last year that icons can have depth.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BreuerEditor Avatar
13 months ago
Whatever happened to the 'simplicity' mentality? I thought we went from these 3D lots of 'depth' icons to flat to make them cleaner and simplistic (flat)? Now we're going back to that? ?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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