Somewhere in the world, Scott Forstall is having a moment. Apple’s former senior vice president of iOS software was one of the biggest proponents of Cupertino’s use of skeuomorph designs. Though scrapped natively beginning with iOS 7, this design concept lived on at Instagram, which left its iOS icon untouched. Until today.
Instagram Makes a Change
With the Instagram 8.0 update, the social network has received a new look.
As noted on the Instagram Blog, “Today we’re introducing a new look. You’ll see an updated icon and app design for Instagram. Inspired by the previous app icon, the new one represents a simpler camera and the rainbow lives on in gradient form.”
Updated icons have also arrived for Instagram’s other apps, including Layout, Boomerang, and Hyperlapse.
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Out With the Old
First introduced in 2010, Instagram is one of the most popular photo-sharing services on the planet. The company was acquired by Facebook in 2012.
What do you think of Instagram’s new look?