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One version of it has to be square to be used in places that demand it, like icons. A few rules for making a logo that will prevent future problems: Should fit in a square, for icons. Have a monochromatic version, for places like the notification bar. Have a tiny version (down to 16*16 pixels) for use in places like browser tabs.
No, there is no such rules. But yes they are inside visible/non visible square area for size proposition like 16X16, 28X28,.....128X128 etc.Which helps in re-sizing or calculation in printing/html,css for better alignment. For your help: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/inspiration/72-creative-and-smart-typographic-logo-inspiration/
I think you're mixing up logo and icon. A logo doesn't have to be a square. There are several examples of famous non-square logos. But an icon should be square. It is mostly used as gravatars or also favicons (the small images in the browser tabs). But there is a strategy to design your logo similar to your icon. That means that your icon is also used in ...
I think the main thing to focus on is that live connection is not static (it's a flow of ddata), so it should not be presented in a form of static picture. Instead, you should use an animated icon, letting user know, that the connection status is constantly checked. The icon animation should be minimal, especially if you have a dashboard with a lot of these ...
"As Safari goes, so goes the iOS" Well, maybe not, but I would imitate Safari which is probably more at the forefront of Apple development than the Apple Store app, which Jony Ive probably doesn't fuss over as much.
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