by Joe White
October 17, 2013
Both Apple's iPhoto and GarageBand applications have new icons in the works, which appeared in the iCloud section of the built-in Settings app. Here, users can see that each app is showing a flatter, minimalistic, iOS 7-inspired icon, in a move clearly indicative of an incoming update. Though Apple's iWork and iLife applications are being made available free of charge for new iDevice owners - including those who purchased the apps after Sept. 1 - neither iPhoto or GarageBand (which, as a reminder, has retained its price tag) have received updates for iOS 7. In fact, a number of Apple's own iOS apps, including iMovie, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Find My Friends, along with both iPhoto and GarageBand, have yet to receive iOS 7-optimizing updates, which is surprising. Now, at least, it seems the latter two applications are set to be updated accordingly. As 9to5Mac explains, the redesigned iPhoto and GarageBand icons have appeared - albeit prematurely - over-the-air in the "Manage Storage" section of the Settings app. Given that an iPad media event is scheduled for next week, the website suggests that updates to both apps (and possibly other applications, too) may therefore appear on or soon after Oct. 22. Rumored product announcements for next week include an iPad 5, iPad mini 2, refreshed MacBook Pro, and the confirmed availability of Apple's Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks. If one recent report has it right, new iPads are expected to launch in Apple Stores by the end of October. As always, we'll be covering Apple's media event from start to finish, so be sure to check back with us on the day. In the meantime, see: Free-To-Play Brawler Batman: Arkham Origins Hits iOS Ahead Of Console Version's Launch, Anki Drive iOS-Connected Real-World Racing Game To Hit Apple Stores On Oct. 23, and Satisfy Your Need For Speed And Luxury With Real Racing 3's Ferrari Update.