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What is apple-touch-icon.png?

apple-touch-icon.png from apple.comThe use of apple-touch-icon.png as defined by Apple is on the rise. This file is a small, square image that is primarily intended for bookmarking a web site on a mobile device.

The icon is used by the Apple iPhone OS and iPod touch software to add a web site shortcut to the Home screen. The benefit of creating an apple-touch-icon.png file is that the icon displayed for the site is defined by the web site owner rather than a thumbnail of the site content generated by the mobile device.

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