Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th May 2013 14:44 UTC
Apple "Sources have described iOS 7 as 'black, white, and flat all over'. This refers to the dropping of heavy textures and the addition of several new black and white user interface elements." I couldn't be happier.
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Some will be happy
by Chrispynutt on Fri 24th May 2013 14:56 UTC
Chrispynutt
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2012-03-14

I know many will be happy.

However there are also many mobile OSs that offer flat design.

Not being an iDevice user I asked a designer/illustrator I am working with what he thought of it.

He was worried a lot of the charm and personality would be stripped from iOS. I showed him some of the more charming Holo apps on my phone and he wasn't impressed.

Many people will be very happy with the flattening of iOS.

Many will see it had the destruction of joy and personality.

I wonder what the general population will think of this. Then again I am from the UK a large portion of my country wishes Modernism had never happened.

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RE: Some will be happy
by tkeith on Fri 24th May 2013 15:56 in reply to "Some will be happy"
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2010-09-01

You're probably right, some people will complain about the change, while others will love it. But isn't that almost always the case? I know a lot of people that are still upset about Windows changing the widgets with XP to the rounded corners, and set it to Windows 95 style.

Maybe every OS shouldn't be flat and skeuomorphism free, but even iOS fans must agree a refresh is needed. It will be interesting to see where Apple falls into design. Personally I prefer the more subtle and transparent Holo look to Microsoft's loud(intrusive?) and colorful "Metro".

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RE[2]: Some will be happy
by Chrispynutt on Fri 24th May 2013 20:22 in reply to "RE: Some will be happy"
Chrispynutt Member since:
2012-03-14

I don't mean the knee jerk reaction to change.

I think there is an argument for more than one design school to be observed at one time.

That said it would at least unify the interface with the externals.

iOS needs more than a coat of paint too. Not that anyone else is perfect, I just see that this changing of the guard may mean some greater changes.

On the other hand, Samsung's faux-metal plastic and cheerful cheesey skinning seem to be going down well.

Kitch blingy covers sell well for the iPhone too.

I think this one will be an interesting one to watch.

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v RE: Some will be happy
by No it isnt on Fri 24th May 2013 17:46 in reply to "Some will be happy"