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Update to Apple's Find My iPhone has flat icon, breaks functionality [u]

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Apple on Thursday updated the official Find My iPhone application for iOS, giving it a new flat icon in step with the redesign of iOS 7, but also preventing non-developer users from signing in [updated].

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Update: The issue was resolved by Apple on Thursday afternoon, and non-developers can once again log in without issue.

Find My iPhone version 2.0.3 is now available on the App Store, with Apple saying it includes bug fixes and stability improvements. However, users without a developer account are advised to hold off on updating until any issues have been addressed.

"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."

The new Find My iPhone icon was already revealed last week, when the iCloud.com website was updated for beta testers to reflect design changes in iOS 7.

In addition, Apple also updated its Find My Friends application on Thursday to version 2.1.1, also advertised to include bug fixes and improvements. The application and its icon still feature the same stitched leather appearance, as it has not been updated to the cleaner style of iOS 7.
post #2 of 31

Breaks functionality? For who, people not authorized to use it?

 

I had the same problem with a bank vault breaking the functionality of a pile of cash I wanted to get to.

post #3 of 31
Good thing iOS 6 doesn't update apps automatically.
post #4 of 31
Mine works after update.
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Hasn't worked for me for weeks (on my non-developer e-mail address).

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Good thing iOS 6 doesn't update apps automatically.

And with iOS7 the old apps get dumped in the bin on OSX, so no worries, even if you don't make backups.
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post #7 of 31
The click.linksynergy.com link embedded in the article is currently broken (shows a 404), not that I care.

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post #8 of 31
Worked just fine for me. On my test devices and my regular iPhone (still on iOS 6). Only error I got was went I logged in with an Apple ID that has never been used with iCloud. Message said I'd never used that Id with iCloud. Nothing more
post #9 of 31
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Breaks functionality? For who, people not authorized to use it?

I had the same problem with a bank vault breaking the functionality of a pile of cash I wanted to get to.

The funny thing is that if it DID work, people would be yelling about security.
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post #10 of 31

Find My Friends, too, but without an icon change. Interesting.

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post #11 of 31
Mine wasn't working at first but just tried again and it's working now
post #12 of 31
Apple had some system outages with iCloud today. Perhaps the real cause?
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Tried signing in with my usual mac.com address and got the error message related to dev account. Tried again by replacing with iCloud.com and this worked. Could be timing Inbetween or address.

Edit: tried again with Mac.com and it worked. Ergo appears to be a temporary issue.
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post #14 of 31
can't help myself, but I loath this new 'design'... current iOS6 detailed icons look so good I want to lick them - this not so much:(
post #15 of 31
I logged in and the app worked as expected.
post #16 of 31
Mine works right at the start.
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OT: I'd like to see a privacy preference requiring user permission before an app can access the Internet.

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This seems silly. Had they waited until iOS 7 was out, then they would have had no problems. As it is, I imagine they will have many thousands of complaints from users who just let the updates install automatically and discover they don't work. Or (based on some posts here) do work. Or sort of work. Or ??? What a mess over nothing.

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OT: I'd like to see a privacy preference requiring user permission before an app can access the Internet.

Including the clock for NTP¿
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post #20 of 31
Works fine for me and my dad. Must've fixed it
post #21 of 31
This must be an isolated incident. I just updated on my iPhone 5 and it is working smoothly, no problems whatsoever.
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post #22 of 31

Mine's workin' too.
 

post #23 of 31

Had I known there could be a problem with it, I would have ignored the update. I have updated my iPhone, my iPod touch, & my iPad as it was showing as an available update.

 

I'm not a developer & all seems to be OK, luckily for me. If problems occur, I hope I can revert to a previously backed-up version on my Mac via iTunes.

post #24 of 31
They fixed it. Go back to bed, Appleinsider.
post #25 of 31
Same update cycle also has new Find Friends for iOS 7 and I was kind of expecting the end to the skeuomorphism in that app … but no, it is still stitched leather.
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post #26 of 31
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can't help myself, but I loath this new 'design'... current iOS6 detailed icons look so good I want to lick them - this not so much:(
Condenstly it will since it if you do, IOS 7 has the less detail that can be more of a dislike, I hope these new icons will not make Mac.
post #27 of 31
Does any else think the updated YouTube icon has iOS7 design? Also the icon for Downcast has a different red shade, again iOS7 influence?
post #28 of 31
I am in South Korea and when I log into find my Iphone it always shows it online but it can not find the location on the map. When in Japan it works fine when in the Philippines it works fine but here in South Korea. It's useless as it cannot find my phone or my iPad and that's even logging in on a computer also
post #29 of 31

Developer has tested on their own machine for 5 minutes... Ship It!

post #30 of 31

One word for that icon change:

 

UGLY

 

And it's not just a little ugly, it's hideous.  When you put the old and new side by side, it's obvious which one should be dumped, and it's not the old one.

post #31 of 31
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One word for that icon change:

 

UGLY

 

And it's not just a little ugly, it's hideous.  When you put the old and new side by side, it's obvious which one should be dumped, and it's not the old one.

No. it's the old one that should be dumped. The new one is actually one of the flat one that looks great. And this is coming from the one who hates most of the new icons.

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