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History, Products And Relationships Behind Many Of Apple's Icons

History, Products And Relationships Behind Many Of Apple's Icons

May 29, 2012
Apple is known for their iconic devices such as the iPhone/iPod touch, iPad, and iMac, which many consider works of art. However, the company also puts much thought into the icons they create that represent applications in iOS and OS X, according to The Next Web. According to the report, Apple likes to display cues that "point to Apple history, products and relationships," with regards to the creation of icons. For example, the Notes application for OS X Mountain Lion includes text from Apple’s famous Crazy Ones commercial, which aired during their Think Different campaign.


In addition, iOS’s Find My Family icon displays a heavy amount of skeuomorphism, which we already told you about yesterday. In doing so, the icon “emulates a leather patch, sewn on to your home screen.” Ever wonder who the artist is that inspired the Artists silhouette in the Music app on the iPhone? That would be U2's front man, Bono.

Music app

Finally, iOS’s Map app icon includes an actual map for the location of Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop.

Map icon

For six additional icon stories including those for Keynote and TextEdit be sure to check out The Next Web’s entire post. Have you discovered  a "secret" behind another Apple icon? Source: The Next Web

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