Apple changes its spinning wheel of death beachball icon.

Apple Gave the Spinning Wheel of Death a Makeover

Apple Gave the Spinning Wheel of Death a Makeover

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Oct. 1 2015 5:12 PM

Apple Gave the Spinning Wheel of Death a Makeover

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Apple's big new Mac update, El Capitan, doesn't look much different than its previous release Yosemite.

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However, there is at least one subtle aesthetic change you may notice—Apple has changed the so-called "spinning wheel of death," as Quartz initially pointed out.

The new wheel, or beach ball as it's also commonly called, now has a flatter look.

It more closely matches the theme Apple has implemented in its new software updates in recent years. 

If you've upgraded to El Capitan, there's a chance you haven't noticed this change yet. The beach ball only appears when your Mac is frozen or is taking longer than it should to execute a certain task.

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A few users who have seen the new spinning wheel posted images of it on Twitter:

Now here's what the old wheel looked like. Notice the difference?

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Lisa Eadicicco covers technology for Business Insider.