Apple adds a 2TB iCloud storage option for $19.99 per month

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Apple doesn’t consider government intrusion a primary iPhone security threat, yet

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Apple looks to Google’s Cloud Platform as it diversifies its infrastructure

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Apple Music Tops 11 Million Subscribers; iCloud Reaches 782 Million

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Apple decided to redesign the Windows logo, and it looks like clip art

Why?

Apple, for some reason, has come up its own version of the Windows logo.

Hungarian tech blog Szifon picked up on the oddity and pointed it on Facebook. Another Hungarian blog, tech2.hu took note and wrote a post about it.

You can see the strange gray and white logo online at an Apple support page that’s meant to help people install iCloud apps on Windows. The page has apparently been live since May 25.

It’s odd to see Apple treat Microsoft this way. Last year Microsoft went out of its way to bring its Office apps to iPad last year. More recently, last month Apple introduced the iPad Pro, a tablet with a smart keyboard and stylus that looks inspired in part by Microsoft’s Surface. Microsoft executive even came onstage at the launch event to show Office apps running on the device.

And yet, the odd-looking Windows logo is still live now on Apple’s website.

Go figure.

Apple and Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.