Today Apple updated its official Find My iPhone application on iOS. The new update brings a newer, flatter icon to go with the overall styling of iOS 7. In addition to the new icon, version 2.0.3 brings bug fixes and stability improvements.
However, in the process of updating many folks have noticed the functionality is broken on iOS 6 (which has to be like 90 percent of users). The update has basically rendered the application useless to just about every iPhone or iPad user who isn’t a developer rocking one of the latest iOS 7 betas. This is the message users get when trying to use the app:
“Developer Account Required,” the error message displayed to users reads. “You must be a registered iOS developer and have iCloud configured on iOS 7.0 Beta to use this version of Find My iPhone.”
Luckily, I happen to be on the latest iOS 7 beta 6, so the update didn’t affect me. The app now represents the cleaner minimalist look that will come in the new flatter design found all over the revamped iOS 7 user interface. There are some familiar looks inside of the app though, like the wooden design we’ve become accustomed to in earlier builds. Not sure if this will change once the gold master (last) build rolls out to the masses.
That being said, I’d be a little surprised if they kept the wood look of the app, as I was under the impression that Apple wanted to remove all things Scott Forstall in software design going forward.
We’ll keep you posted if Apple fixes this.