Coming as a welcome reminder that iOS 7 is still very much in beta, subject to change, and everyone needs to take a few deep breaths, Apple’s website is currently showing off a few much-needed updates to its less-than-lauded icon designs. The new set was first stumbled upon by 9to5Mac, who presumed that their sudden appearance on Apple’s site was the result of an oversight.
But since iOS 7 is still technically in its developmental stages, it’s more likely that we can take this as a sign that Apple has listened to the will of the people and is taking steps to correct their grievances. Meaning that there’s a very good chance the finalised version of iOS 7 will look substantively from what those chosen few are currently clutching in their hands.
Most notably, the weather app looks like it will actually show the current temperature without having to actually open the app, a feature that was sorely missed in iOS 7’s first incarnation. But most of the changes are much more superficial and limited to a few colour tweaks here and there — Reminders, Newsstand and Passbook being the only other ones showing some adjustments. But at least now we know that that doesn’t mean it will be staying that way. [9to5Mac]