Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Jun 2013 23:13 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Apple held its big keynote event thing at WWDC earlier this evening, but since I was away with friends I've had to read up on it later in the evening. The company announced iOS 7, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and they gave a preview of the new Mac Pro. Especially the Mac Pro impressed me, and while iOS 7's new Holo/Metro-inspired theme looks messy and garish to me, I do commend Apple for finally breaking the mold. This news item will focus on iOS 7 - I'll dive into the Mac Pro and OS X 10.9 tomorrow (it's late here now).
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RE: Wow
by jackastor on Thu 13th Jun 2013 14:11 UTC in reply to "Wow"
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I must concur. And that's just a very broad way of describing it. Having used the developer preview, and while I realize it's an unfinished product, it is still quite underwhelming.

They "flattened" everything but then in the process couldn't decide on a standard of how detailed or simple to make the icons. Settings is super detailed while camera is not. Then Game Center still contains highlights that break the "flattened" look, and icons like Email contain hideous color gradients from the late 1990s when people first discovered Macromedia Fireworks.

The default color schemes are not well planned for people with visual impairments. I've seen many instances of bright blue, thin text against a light grey/white background.

Nav bar buttons no longer appear to be buttons, while center header text is bolded and thereby drawing your attention away from the buttons, so it appears that many designers worked on iOS 7 but they didn't work together, or there was a lack of leadership to make the environment cohesive.

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