Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 22:01 UTC
Apple

Interesting site that compares iOS 6 applications to their iOS 7 counterparts.

A few things stand out. First, while I dislike the look of iOS 6 applications, they at least look a lot less confusing than their iOS 7 counterparts - easier to read, clearer buttons, better contrast in the colour palette, that sort of thing. Second, many of them, like iOS 7 itself, are quite bright. I'm used to the darker colours of Windows Phone and Android, and iOS 7 is a heck of a lot brighter. Three, there's a lot of Holo and Metro influences in there.

I have actually played with several of the iOS 7 betas, and found none of them particularly convincing. This look has a lot of growing up to do.

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You get what you ask for
by wocowboy on Wed 18th Sep 2013 10:01 UTC
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This is what all the pundits were clamoring for, this site included, for months and months with the articles of how iOS has gotten stale, is no longer "modern" or up to date like Android or WindowsPhone8, so buck up and get over it. No more skeuomorphism. No more felt. No more leather. No more stitching. No more buttons. No more "buttons" that look like buttons or that look like something you would automatically click on. No more visual clues as to what you can click on or what might happen if you do click on something. Flat. No textures. Abstract icons that no longer look like what they do when touched. The hue & cry is going to be enormous from everyone who has been calling for this wholesale change and it's going to be fun to watch.

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

This is what all the pundits were clamoring for, this site included, for months and months with the articles of how iOS has gotten stale, is no longer "modern" or up to date like Android or WindowsPhone8, so buck up and get over it. No more skeuomorphism. No more felt. No more leather.


Point me to a single article - or even a comment - from someone who argued that Apple should turn iOS into a carbon copy of WP, just with a lighter palette. Instead of toning down the ugly, amateurish look of iOS, they just ripped out most of the ugly shit and didn't bother replacing it with anything.

As bad as the old iOS UI was, at least it didn't make Apple look like lazy trend-chasers.

No more stitching. No more buttons. No more "buttons" that look like buttons or that look like something you would automatically click on.


...and no more hideous faux-wood textures that look like they were ripped straight from the side panels of a 1970s station wagon. *Sob*!

No more visual clues as to what you can click on or what might happen if you do click on something. Flat. No textures. Abstract icons that no longer look like what they do when touched. The hue & cry is going to be enormous from everyone who has been calling for this wholesale change and it's going to be fun to watch.


Translation: even a dedicated Apple apologist like yourself can't pretend that the iOS 7 UI is any good. That must be an unpleasant experience - lapsing into honest critical thought can be disconcerting when you're unaccustomed to it. Quick, better find some lazy spin & do some mental gymnastics so you can blame iOS 7's problems on someone, anyone, other than Apple. Phew, crisis averted!

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