As spotted by the folks over at MacRumors, the framework of macOS 12 Monterey beta 5 has revealed that Apple is working on revamped icons for the macOS versions of its iWork apps.
The above image shows the updated icons for the macOS versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps.
The new icons show a mix of the flat design and solid background colours of the classic iWork icons from iOS 7, and the latest macOS versions introduced for Big Sur last year featuring photorealistic elements.
The macOS 12 Monterey Pages icon keeps its orange theme, the 45-degree angle of the pen, and written line of the iOS-style Pages icon while replacing the flat pen glyph with a more realistic-looking white pen.
The upcoming Numbers icon for Monterey moves from the current graph paper background to the solid green background of the iOS Numbers icon.
The refreshed Keynote icon features the same blue background of the iOS Keynote icon, but with the color of the podium changed from blue to white.
The updated icons should appear once iWork apps are updated for macOS 12 Monterey later this year.