Instagram Launches iOS 7 App

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Instagram has been updated for Apple’s iOS 7, Version 4.2 of the app launched in the App Store today with a new design that puts photos front and center.  The app has not been re-written or torn down for the logic of iOS 7 so much as trimmed and tucked to fit with the aesthetic but still designed specifically for the newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system.

Instagram’s previous designs had already been winnowed a bit to make them feel more in line with the Android app, so the design didn’t have to pull a full 180. Instead, borders were removed to take the images full bleed, buttons were flattened and menu bars trimmed of borders. The new profile view shows off the app’s adherence to iOS 7′s new default white background as well. They’ve also increased the display resolution of images and tweaked the grid to make images bigger.

“We led our redesign with a focus on clarity to keep the feel of Instagram clean, simple and grounded in the photos and videos you discover and share,” says the company blog.

Instagram for iOS version 4.2 is available for download today in Apple’s App Store.

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