Apple Files Trademark for Dark Mode Icons

Apple filed a trademark on January 3 that shows a Dark Mode version of the Apple Music icon.

Dark Mode Icons

The icon is the same music logo, but with black space around it instead of white space. It’s a live trademark application and awaiting examination. It’s currently the logo for Apple Music for Business, but I wonder if we could start to see more dark mode icons.

iOS dark mode icons
Apple’s trademark filing showing dark Apple Music.

The mark consists of a black square with rounded edges with a blue, purple, and pink stylized musical note in the center.

This tradmark registration is intended to cover the categories of production of programmed music and video displays for subscribers; audio and video recording and production services for others; music service, namely, providing specially programmed background non-downloadable music for retail establishments, public areas, and commercial establishments via telecommunications networks, computer networks, the Internet, satellite, radio, and wireless networks; musical, radio, television and video entertainment services, namely, custom arrangement and editing of music, audio and video programs; Custom music programming services. 

Last year I wrote an article where I made mockups of iOS dark mode icons, and I hope Apple considers it for iOS 14.

Dark mode icons mockup
My mockup of Dark Mode iOS icons.

Further Reading

[What Dark Mode Apps Could Look Like in iOS 13]

[Apple’s ‘Introducing Dark Mode in iOS 13’ Video]

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