Apple is fond of fitting one object to another, and color combinations are one of them. You can see the similarities from the two icons. iTunes has started since the 90’s and Apple just keeps changing the face of the logo as the company progressed through time. One of the main reasons they have a new icon right now is to fit it in with the release of OS X El Capitan this fall — as noticed on El Capitan’s preview, one of the most nostalgic designs so far for Apple, it stands in contrast and way back classic.
As last year’s icon portrays only a blue background, this year’s make is combined with shades of blue, purple, red, and everything else — the note and the round border are all the same. Apple first showed the new icon on the first day of this year’s WWDC this Monday. Considering that Mac runs multiple icons on its taskbar, it is not that easy to notice the new face of the icon, 9to5Mac started a poll and is gathering feedback from the people to know if the icon is okay for consumers.
If you weren’t born in the 70’s, 80’s or 90’s then this icon may look new to you, for some it may be nostalgic, even some 20th century people can notice that it resembles the company’s classic logo. However, Apple can do whatever they want and tweak their logo anytime as they want to, it’s just a matter of how consumers will react to it now.
The three-color combination also shows up on the Apple Music update and release of the new iOS 8.4 beta. For some, the new face of iTunes would look good, for some it is probably not. What might matter here is something that reminds us of Apple’s prime and Apple has been rising in the industry so far and so good.