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Apple's Find My Friends app updated with new look for iOS 7

The stitched-leather look of Apple's Find My Friends app for iPhone and iPad is now a thing of the past, with a new update on Tuesday eschewing skeuomorphism for an iOS 7-style flatter design.


The updated Find My Friends version 3.0 is now available for download from the App Store. It's a 7.1-megabyte download that requires iOS 7.0 or later.

The only changes to Find My Friends appear to be its appearance., opting for a simpler look. Apple's release notes make no mention of any other changes to the application.

The friend-tracking application is the last major holdout among Apple's mobile software offerings to come in line with the company's new design sensibilities. Apple changed direction with the launch of iOS 7, abandoning a penchant for lifelike recreations of textures and objects that was favored by former mobile software chief Scott Forstall.

Last week Apple also updated iBooks and iTunes U with flatter designs for iOS 7. All three applications feature simple white icons against orangish-yellow gradient backgrounds.