Alternate Universe Camera Icon

The iOS7 icon that’s been bugging me the most has been the camera icon.

I understand the goal of moving away from the photo-realistic lens of the original icon (especially as so many icons that followed aped it).

What’s hard for me to understand is the use of a traditionally shaped camera icon to represent what the company itself touts as “the world’s most popular camera.”

Here I played with the silhouette of the phone itself, and added a couple of lens flares (yes, I know) to suggest a relationship with the Photos app.

(And yes I redrew the Messages bubble. I am only human.)

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