App Store Logo
App Store is an app marketplace developed by Apple for their iOS products. App Store is where most people who use iPhone, iPad or other Apple products will come to in order to download applications or other software. The platform came out in 2008, and it’s been one of the first centralized app store services for mobile.
Meaning and History
2008 – 2013
Originally, the App Store emblem (also used as its icon for mobile devices) was a blue square with several white symbols on it. The blue background was enriched with lighting and shading effects, gradient color specter and also pale rays radiating from the shape’s center.
The white imagery consisted of three crossed elements in the middle (a ruler, a pen and stylus) arranged to look like the letter ‘A’. These were then encircled by a ring of the same color.
2013 – 2017
A few years later, they decided to simplify the logo. Firstly, the background got rid of most effects. It was now an almost uniform turquoise square with just some shading in the bottom. Secondly, the symbols got bigger, while the ring part is also further away from the center and slimmer.
Lastly, the stylus was replaced by a brush for this one.
2017 – Today
In 2017, they got rid of the ring altogether and simplified the remaining symbols. They were now just three white sticks resembling the letter ‘A’.