iTunes needs a new icon

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

iTunes icon

Look at this icon.
It’s the iTunes icon, as seen in the latest version of the Mac operating system.
Can you see anything wrong with it?
Think about it.
It’s made up of two elements: a CD and a representation of music notation. That made perfect sense back when iTunes was principally a way of turning your CDs into music you could store on your computer, before the word iPod had been coined, let alone turned into a cultural icon. 
But now? Now in the age of digital downloads and podcasts and videos and iPods and Apple TVs and digital media generally, doesn’t the CD feel, well, a little archaic? Do today’s teenagers even associate music with CDs anymore? It’s rather like every CD sold in the 80s coming with a little picture of a vinyl LP on it…
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Adam is a lecturer, trainer and writer. He's been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 30. He lectures on audience strategy and engagement at City, University of London.