If Apple has taught people anything, it’s that beautiful design matters – right down to the smallest detail. Their computers, phones and tablets might be more expensive (sometimes considerably) than the competition, but the care, passion and thoughtful design really shows, and people love them for it.
If you’re designing an iPhone or iPad app, then your audience are also likely to appreciate beautiful design. These are the people who have chosen to spend more to get the nicely designed phone or tablet, after all. For a successful app, you won’t just need to impress users with the user interface and design of the app, you’ll also need to let the app stand out on the homepage with a nicely designed iOS icon.
We’ve brought together a showcase of beautifully designed iPhone and iPad app icons – some real, and some creative & thoughtful redesigns of existing icons – to help inspire you for your next design.
Are there any beautifully designed iOS icons you’ve found that you’d like to share? Please do let us know in the comments.
Dan writes for The Handpicked Collection, who specialise in creative & unusual Christmas presents. In his spare time he studies graphic and web design and is currently learning to code his own iOS apps.