Apple lets iPhone users know that the camera and/or microphone are in use by displaying an orange or green dot in the status bar, upper right. But there is also a yellow dot on the icon itself. Is the icon dot just a design feature? Searching the web always redirects to explanations of the status bar dot.

screenshot of iPhone camera icon

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The camera app icon is a static image that has had an orange dot in the corner since iOS 7. It is not dynamic and never changes; it does not indicate microphone usage, only the status bar dot does.

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