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How to: Remove the shine from your site's Apple Touch Icon

If you're annoyed by the little shine that Apple adds to home screen website icons (like I was a couple of hours ago) then you're in luck - it's easily removed:

You just have to make small change to how you reference your Apple Touch Icon. Before, it probably looked something like this:

<link rel="apple-touch-icon" type="image/png" href="apple-touch-icon.png" />

All you have to do is change apple-touch-icon to apple-touch-icon-precomposed like so:

<link rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed" type="image/png" href="apple-touch-icon.png" />

And then you'll have an icon without the post-rendered shine:

Icon without a shine

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