Is the new Apple Music icon our first glimpse of iOS 15?

It's no stretch to say that Apple's iOS software is beginning to look a little long in the tooth. You have to look back as far as 2013 to find the last major design overhaul of iOS when the company's realistic skeuomorphism was dramatically eschewed in favour of stark, flat design with iOS 7. But it seems a touch of texture could finally be back on the cards for iOS 15.

A brand new app icon was quietly released by Apple yesterday, and this is the source of the rumours. The new Apple Music for Artists icon (below) is a simpler, more streamlined affair. And it features – shock, horror – shadow. (Check out our best Apple deals if you're ready to join the iOS ecosystem.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.