Brace yourselves, another gem has been discovered among the changes in iOS 6. It seems that after two years of neglect, the operating system’s shutdown spinner has finally received the Retina treatment.

Now, in most cases, the resolution of a shutdown graphic isn’t anything to fuss about. But for a company like Apple, who is known for its attention to detail, the upgraded icon is somewhat noteworthy…

TheNextWeb makes the discovery, pointing out that Apple has finally decided to correct one of the few glaring oversights in its otherwise meticulously-maintained mobile platform. Finally, the animated icon that appears for a few brief moments during each device shutdown will be Retina-friendly.

Joking aside, we’re actually fairly interested in the reason why Apple has neglected this particular detail over the past two years. Was there a reason? Or has Apple just been trolling the nitpickers all of this time?

  • yes! haha

  • Abid Patel

    I sure hope Big Boss give SBSettings a much needed Retina Update. Namely in this case the page that comes up when you respring. “Restarting Springboard”.

  • Another little feature they should incorporate in iOS 6 is changing the Boot logo. Make It animated or something. So we can know If your iDevice is really booting up or not.

  • very kool update

  • This has always been bugging me the most every time I had to respring!

  • Finally, I was hoping for this! Great feature! 1 of the 200 new features! WOW

  • Odeforodds

    Never knew it wasn’t retina lol

  • Odeforodds

    Never noticed it wasn’t retina lol.

  • ChakaJon

    Not compatible with 3GS.


  • Fwiw, the very same spinner is shown during resprings.


    • Although in resprings it sometimes freezes. Respringing isn’t really user friendly. It freezes and then suddenly a spinner for 5 sec then it freezes again and lock screen appears lagging more than Call of Duty 4.

  • Your turning if off is it that important !

  • it’s… it’s…, beautiful!

  • About time they did something about this

  • Mohd Syazwan Zainal

    It seems like every single microscopic little thing in iOS 6 were reviewed. Is it worth to made this one into ‘a new blog post’? Haha good job iDB.