Any company that is as detail-oriented as Apple is bound to attract the kinds of folks that would complain about something as insignificant as a blurry icon. That’s why it’s not all that surprising that, for years, the fact that the ‘shutdown spinner’, an animated icon that appears for seconds when a device is shutting down, was not updated for Retina displays, has been a running in-joke.
Well the long nightmare is finally over. We can report that the shutdown spinner is now Retina-ready in iOS 6. So we all have to find something else to complain about in iOS. Maybe the color changing status bar?
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Here’s behind the scenes on the photo shoot for this article. The budget was not large.
Update: A tipster was horrified at the quality of the image and supplied us with a better version: