The Meaning of App Icon Statuses on iOS

2014-06-23 14.04.39

Have you ever noticed that sometimes your App icons look different on your iPad or iPhone? Sometimes the apps cannot be launched, or will have a little blue circle next to the app name. Normally when you see these differences, it is because your App is in the process of being installed, updated, or have just completed a new update. The Unofficial Apple Weblog has a great article explaining just what those different App icons mean.