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Technology Amazon quietly made a major change to its new app icon

19:06  02 march  2021
19:06  02 march  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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a screenshot of a cell phone: Portland, OR, USA - Feb 25, 2021: The Amazon shopping app is seen in the App Store on an iPhone. The new icon features Amazon's smile logo design, along with a hint of its blue packing tape. © Shutterstock Portland, OR, USA - Feb 25, 2021: The Amazon shopping app is seen in the App Store on an iPhone. The new icon features Amazon's smile logo design, along with a hint of its blue packing tape.

Amazon has quietly changed the design of its new app icon, replacing the blue ribbon on top that drew some unfavorable comparisons.

Users of the Amazon Shopping app will now see a brown box that resembles a parcel with a blue strip that looks like packaging tape above the company's signature arrow in the shape of a smile.

Amazon introduced the initial new icon in a handful of international markets in late January, but has now changed the design of the blue tape after some said it resembled a toothbrush-style mustache, similar to the one worn by Adolf Hitler.

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"I completely missed that amazon quietly tweaked its new icon to make it look... less like hitler," wrote Alex Hern, a technology editor for the Guardian, on Twitter.

The new icon, the first design change in more than five years, replaces the shopping cart and ditches the word "Amazon," but displays the company's smiling arrow logo more prominently. The blue tape looks like it's being torn off, as if opening the package.

"We designed the new icon to spark anticipation, excitement, and joy when customers start their shopping journey on their phone, just as they do when they see our boxes on their door step," an Amazon spokesperson said. The app icon was tweaked based on user feedback.

Only iOS users in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and Netherlands saw the Hitler-esque logo over the past few weeks. The updated logo rolled out worldwide for iOS users last week. Android users will see the new logo beginning this week.

logo: The old © Apple's App Store The old "new" icon is on the left, the update is on the right.

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