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alexander25
Jul 26, 2012, 08:54 PM
sure, they changed a few visuals here and there, but androids new OS just looks more modern.



Dustman
Jul 26, 2012, 08:58 PM
Kind of. The only reason Android has aged better is because it's got a lot more gimmicky features like live wallpapers and such. Also, I think Apple's gotta kick the pinstrips in favour of a solid background for stuff like the settings app. Other than that they're basically a lot a like if you substitute all the white in iOS for the black in ICS. In some ways android looks old with it's low quality, ugly app icons. Apple's app icons (3rd party especially) look significantly better.

PlaceofDis
Jul 26, 2012, 09:00 PM
not at all. never thought any version of iOS has looked outdated. its a simple and minimalistic design by purpose. i think that android looks much too cluttered and busy most of the time. also if you feel that iOS looks outdated, is it just because there haven't been radical changes year to year? that, to me, would be more annoying than slowly progressing forward as apple has.

MacNut
Jul 26, 2012, 09:03 PM
I don't know what changes they can make with the OS and I think that is where they boxed themselves into a corner.

irDigital0l
Jul 26, 2012, 09:03 PM
it would have been cool if they updated some icons...

some of them are just fugly

But honestly if I want customization, I'll probably go Android this year.

alexander25
Jul 26, 2012, 09:11 PM
Kind of. The only reason Android has aged better is because it's got a lot more gimmicky features like live wallpapers and such. Also, I think Apple's gotta kick the pinstrips in favour of a solid background for stuff like the settings app. Other than that they're basically a lot a like if you substitute all the white in iOS for the black in ICS. In some ways android looks old with it's low quality, ugly app icons. Apple's app icons (3rd party especially) look significantly better.

i don't care about live wallpapers, i'm just talking about the UI itself. the menu's look better, and more modern. apple's look old. the "gloss" look has to go. that's so 2000's lol

not at all. never thought any version of iOS has looked outdated. its a simple and minimalistic design by purpose. i think that android looks much too cluttered and busy most of the time. also if you feel that iOS looks outdated, is it just because there haven't been radical changes year to year? that, to me, would be more annoying than slowly progressing forward as apple has.

not at all, i don't want to see drastic changes each year. but like the above poster said, the pinstripes have to go. it isn't 2007 anymore.

this looks outdated:
http://cdn.gottabemobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/iOS-5.1.1-Settings-battery-life-fix.jpg

compared to this:
http://www.totallydubbed.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC03966.jpg

and this:
http://www.mobiletechworld.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/wp8_wallet_nfc.jpg

i think windows phone has the best UI, android is 2nd, and iPhone is last.

Ayemerica
Jul 26, 2012, 09:12 PM
it would have been cool if they updated some icons...

some of them are just fugly

But honestly if I want customization, I'll probably go Android this year.

I'll probably go android in 2013, depending on the 'New' iPhone.

MythicFrost
Jul 26, 2012, 09:27 PM
I don't care whether it looks outdated or not, I just care if it's intuitive and easy to use. I've used the settings in Jelly Bean and I don't like it at all.

But no I don't really think it looks outdated, though I wouldn't mind a few little graphical improvements over the OS, but nothing too drastic.

ixodes
Jul 26, 2012, 09:36 PM
Apple created iOS around the fixed sized app icons. It's a very good looking system designed to look simple & easy so as to not frighten off old people. It's working well as the sales are extremely robust.

I don't find it old & boring at all. It does exactly what it's supposed to do, attract the masses to buy iPhones. If Apple were to change it, users would become confused & disoriented.

All of the complaints in Apple forums like this, about Android, prove the general public has neither the patience or desire to learn. They expect to pickup an Android & immediately begin comparing it to an iPhone. Since Android isn't trying to be like iOS, and is very different just like Windows is different than Mac, and new buyers have little if any knowledge of Android, they begin to condemn it from the start.

I know people that intended to be Switchers & use a Mac, yet gave up too soon not wanting to learn the differences. As a result they cheated themselves out of a great experience instead of learning. In some ways it's human nature for the lazy ones.

I like both platforms a lot.

I've gotten over the disappointment of what may likely be the new longer, same width iPhone. Instead I'm focusing on the positive. I'll save money by not buying one, and maybe if by next year Apple decides to give us a contemporary sized screen, I'll buy one of those.

In the meantime I'll enjoy my SGS III and new Galaxy Nexus.

In fact I may decide to use my extra line for a Windows phone, to see what it's like.

Choices are what I take advantage of, it's a great way to avoid being bored.

DaffyDuck
Jul 26, 2012, 09:46 PM
Apple uses white on black for interfaces where content needs to be highlighted like Aperture, the photos app in iOS, etc. For changing settings, the black on white is clearer and easier to read. For some reason, the Android settings screen gives me a mini mental block. Probably because I dislike it so much. I tend to shy away from websites with black backgrounds unless they are specifically for viewing photos. There is a reason the Google search site is white, not black. Same for most popular websites.

SprSynJn
Jul 26, 2012, 09:48 PM
Nope. Android may look nicer, but it's too complicated and flashy for my tastes. Plus it still doesn't run as well in my opinion. I'm more of a "simpler is better" person I suppose.

Patriot24
Jul 26, 2012, 10:39 PM
http://www.totallydubbed.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC03966.jpg


While this looks sleek and clean, ease of navigation is lost due to the lack of color/differentiation in the icons themselves. One of the best parts of iOS's settings is the familiarity through consistency.

That said, I agree that there is room for improvement in iOS.

GIZBUG
Jul 26, 2012, 10:43 PM
iOS 5 and 6, yes, they look outdated.

alexander25
Jul 26, 2012, 10:45 PM
Nope. Android may look nicer, but it's too complicated and flashy for my tastes. Plus it still doesn't run as well in my opinion. I'm more of a "simpler is better" person I suppose.

it runs better now with 'butter'

While this looks sleek and clean, ease of navigation is lost due to the lack of color/differentiation in the icons themselves. One of the best parts of iOS's settings is the familiarity through consistency.

That said, I agree that there is room for improvement in iOS.

you can make it sleek and add colour, i'll do some photoshopping later.

zbarvian
Jul 26, 2012, 10:50 PM
God I find Windows Phone so boring aesthetically that it's ugly. It's just text and squares.

Jelly Bean's most attractive features for me are the home screen, notifications, and Google Now. There are a lot of ugly parts, though.

iOS is the best designed, but it's visual metaphors are getting stale and tired. Skeumorphism has gotta go. I will say iOS 6 does modernize the system. Often times there is too much graphical weight, especially compared to other mobile OSes.

dmelgar
Jul 26, 2012, 10:57 PM
i don't care about live wallpapers, i'm just talking about the UI itself. the menu's look better, and more modern. apple's look old. the "gloss" look has to go. that's so 2000's lol



not at all, i don't want to see drastic changes each year. but like the above poster said, the pinstripes have to go. it isn't 2007 anymore.

this looks outdated:
Image (http://cdn.gottabemobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/iOS-5.1.1-Settings-battery-life-fix.jpg)

compared to this:
Image (http://www.totallydubbed.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC03966.jpg)

and this:
Image (http://www.mobiletechworld.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/wp8_wallet_nfc.jpg)

i think windows phone has the best UI, android is 2nd, and iPhone is last.

Yuck and YUCK. Goes to show differing opinions. Android looks very dated. Maybe it's my long history with android that makes that screen look so bad. Really, white text on black background. There's something groundbreaking. It's looked basically the same since the G1. It's the worst most boring screen. Obviously no care taken on it.

Windows is even worse. Giant block letters that cut off. Who came up with that great idea. Windows is 100% trying to be trendy without functionality.

dba415
Jul 26, 2012, 11:45 PM
iOS is outdated.

Sir Ruben
Jul 27, 2012, 02:23 AM
While I would like to see iOS get a graphical refresh there is only so much you can do. After all, why change it for the sake of changing it?

As an Android user as well I can see that Android HAS gotten a lot better, but again hasnt really changed THAT much in its layout etc.

I think that apple just needs some live icons (the weather one being the one people always mention) and maybe a refreshed graphical style whilst keeping the same general layout. Its ideal for a mobile device and all the options in the settings app are easy to find and clearly labelled.

Hexiii
Jul 27, 2012, 03:04 AM
i don't care about live wallpapers, i'm just talking about the UI itself. the menu's look better, and more modern. apple's look old. the "gloss" look has to go. that's so 2000's lol



not at all, i don't want to see drastic changes each year. but like the above poster said, the pinstripes have to go. it isn't 2007 anymore.

this looks outdated:
Image (http://cdn.gottabemobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/iOS-5.1.1-Settings-battery-life-fix.jpg)

compared to this:
Image (http://www.totallydubbed.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC03966.jpg)

and this:
Image (http://www.mobiletechworld.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/wp8_wallet_nfc.jpg)

i think windows phone has the best UI, android is 2nd, and iPhone is last.

The glossy icons might look outdated, but that's the difference between UI and website.

User-friendly UI should have elements which you immediately know you can tap. For example the android UI you posted is just plain text and when you tap it it just doesn't have that feel that it's a button.

I really don't know how to explain this, but that's why I prefer iOS :)

bartonlynch
Jul 27, 2012, 10:23 AM
Why does everyone want change for the sake of change? iOS's UI works and works well.
And Android's UI really hasn't drastically changed either. I agree it's changed more than iOS has over the years, but that doesn't make it better.

MacNut
Jul 27, 2012, 10:33 AM
This is basically the same interface since iOS 1 where they only had one screen and 7 apps. Now that they expanded the functionality of the OS over the years they should change up the look to make it fit the functionality. Unless of course they can't do anything without Google suing them.

PerfectGreg
Jul 27, 2012, 10:39 AM
the pinstripes have to go. it isn't 2007 anymore.

Let's replace it with Linen ! \:D/

*Sorry, had to*

cocky jeremy
Jul 27, 2012, 11:24 AM
Yuck and YUCK. Goes to show differing opinions. Android looks very dated. Maybe it's my long history with android that makes that screen look so bad. Really, white text on black background. There's something groundbreaking. It's looked basically the same since the G1. It's the worst most boring screen. Obviously no care taken on it.

Windows is even worse. Giant block letters that cut off. Who came up with that great idea. Windows is 100% trying to be trendy without functionality.

Yup. Android looks 80ish to me and Windows is just.. wow. Big colored squares with ugly text. Nifty. :rolleyes:

bigjnyc
Jul 27, 2012, 11:28 AM
i don't care about live wallpapers, i'm just talking about the UI itself. the menu's look better, and more modern. apple's look old. the "gloss" look has to go. that's so 2000's lol



not at all, i don't want to see drastic changes each year. but like the above poster said, the pinstripes have to go. it isn't 2007 anymore.


compared to this:
Image (http://www.totallydubbed.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC03966.jpg)


Really? you find white text on a black background seperated by lines cutting edge?

BamaATL
Jul 27, 2012, 12:32 PM
I have been using iOS since the original iPhone.

I wouldn't say the iOS is outdated. It's just getting boring.

KdParker
Jul 27, 2012, 12:32 PM
i don't care about live wallpapers, i'm just talking about the UI itself. the menu's look better, and more modern. apple's look old. the "gloss" look has to go. that's so 2000's lol



not at all, i don't want to see drastic changes each year. but like the above poster said, the pinstripes have to go. it isn't 2007 anymore.

this looks outdated:
Image (http://cdn.gottabemobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/iOS-5.1.1-Settings-battery-life-fix.jpg)

compared to this:
Image (http://www.totallydubbed.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC03966.jpg)

and this:
Image (http://www.mobiletechworld.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/wp8_wallet_nfc.jpg)

i think windows phone has the best UI, android is 2nd, and iPhone is last.

There is some truth to the out dated UI when looking at the standard interface on IOS, but I think this is by design. I have seen apps with more modern looking interfaces, so Apple could update the look and feel if they wanted to.

nuckinfutz
Jul 27, 2012, 12:39 PM
Apple puts the focus on what happens inside the apps.

Have you heard this slogan

"There's an app for that'


Apple's not going to spend a lot of time making the settings look fancy. Why? iOS 6 is designed to look difference from within an app and not outside of the app.

When you grow up someday you'll actually be about getting isht done and you won't have time to sit and smile about the gradient behind your settings.

KdParker
Jul 27, 2012, 12:43 PM
Yup. Android looks 80ish to me and Windows is just.. wow. Big colored squares with ugly text. Nifty. :rolleyes:

Have you used a wp7?

It actually is a nice interface once you stop trying to use it like an iPhone. That being said, I still like my iPhone, and hopefully I will have a real choice in 2013/2014 when contracts from next iPhone have expired.

RoboCop001
Jul 27, 2012, 02:00 PM
I think all they need to do to make it look better, in my opinion, is remove the pin stripes. Maybe change the blue title bars to silver. I really like the way the new App store looks.

nuckinfutz
Jul 27, 2012, 02:04 PM
I think all they need to do to make it look better, in my opinion, is remove the pin stripes. Maybe change the blue title bars to silver. I really like the way the new App store looks.

Yes

Love the new App Store. Far less cramped and the color is better as well.

alexander25
Jul 27, 2012, 02:31 PM
I think all they need to do to make it look better, in my opinion, is remove the pin stripes. Maybe change the blue title bars to silver. I really like the way the new App store looks.

silver, or black.

make the entire UI more consistent. the app store and music app are black, then maps is silver..

pick a colour, and stick with it.

personally, i'd go with black because it's more 'sleek'

Nevzorus
Jul 27, 2012, 02:33 PM
silver, or black.

make the entire UI more consistent. the app store and music app are black, then maps is silver..

pick a colour, and stick with it.

personally, i'd go with black because it's more 'sleek'

The music app is silver and black.

igiboi
Jul 27, 2012, 02:43 PM
i don't care about live wallpapers, i'm just talking about the UI itself. the menu's look better, and more modern. apple's look old. the "gloss" look has to go. that's so 2000's lol



not at all, i don't want to see drastic changes each year. but like the above poster said, the pinstripes have to go. it isn't 2007 anymore.

this looks outdated:
Image (http://cdn.gottabemobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/iOS-5.1.1-Settings-battery-life-fix.jpg)

compared to this:
Image (http://www.totallydubbed.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DSC03966.jpg)

and this:
Image (http://www.mobiletechworld.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/wp8_wallet_nfc.jpg)

i think windows phone has the best UI, android is 2nd, and iPhone is last.

I agree but jumping to a windows phone for the UI is hard to do especially when I'm so invested in iOS. But I'm considering going android again this year because of the samsung galaxy note 2. I want changes in screen resolution and tablets made me want more screen size.

cbutters
Jul 27, 2012, 03:12 PM
While this looks sleek and clean, ease of navigation is lost due to the lack of color/differentiation in the icons themselves. One of the best parts of iOS's settings is the familiarity through consistency.

That said, I agree that there is room for improvement in iOS.

Sorry, I know that I might be taking this out of context, and I do note that you say there is room for improvement in iOS;

But are you seriously criticizing the android settings screen in favor of the iOS settings screen on the grounds that A)There is a lack of color and B)There is a lack of differentiation in the icons, when iOS settings screen has A) no color at all and B) no icons that differentiate it at all?

Doombringer
Jul 27, 2012, 03:30 PM
iOS needs a refresh in the visual department. Perhaps some layout items, too.

Something I'm noticing that is just plain ugly is how the back/forward buttons exist alongside the title of the screen you're currently on. Settings for example, or Contacts, etc.

You can run into many situations where the text on these buttons is more than, say, six characters... requiring abbreviating. Then the title of the screen you're on can also be abbreviated if it is too long or these buttons are too large (or both).

What you end up with is

< Button of... ] Text Here Is T... [ Another Butto... ]

at the top of your screen, and it looks cluttered, ugly.

Patriot24
Jul 27, 2012, 06:17 PM
Sorry, I know that I might be taking this out of context, and I do note that you say there is room for improvement in iOS;

But are you seriously criticizing the android settings screen in favor of the iOS settings screen on the grounds that A)There is a lack of color and B)There is a lack of differentiation in the icons, when iOS settings screen has A) no color at all and B) no icons that differentiate it at all?

I was simply mentioning that copying the Android UI probably isn't the best approach. There is certainly room for improvement in iOS as well.

At the end of the day, we're talking about the settings screen. It is probably the lowest item in terms of priority if I'm ranking what I really care about in an OS.

PatrickW98
Jul 27, 2012, 06:29 PM
Look at it this way. Everyone thought mountain lion look out dated. After updating everyone loves it.

I think apple just makes it look stale in their videos.

faroZ06
Jul 27, 2012, 06:35 PM
I still like the iOS GUI. The pinstripes sure are old, but they still look good. Other GUIs use solid backgrounds and stuff that are just too boring or gimmicky.

My friend spent a while telling me about how he can change the animation speed on his Nexus, which I can do on iOS since I'm jailbroken but will never do. I'd never change the GUI because the current one is so clean and classy.

Ddyracer
Jul 27, 2012, 08:04 PM
I still like the iOS GUI. The pinstripes sure are old, but they still look good. Other GUIs use solid backgrounds and stuff that are just too boring or gimmicky.

My friend spent a while telling me about how he can change the animation speed on his Nexus, which I can do on iOS since I'm jailbroken but will never do. I'd never change the GUI because the current one is so clean and classy.

All well and good but you can change the animation, window scaling without rooting. Part of the appeal. Besides JB makes your device slow. Even if you backup'ed and restored it still feels slow. This is of course in my humble experience.

faroZ06
Jul 27, 2012, 09:15 PM
All well and good but you can change the animation, window scaling without rooting. Part of the appeal. Besides JB makes your device slow. Even if you backup'ed and restored it still feels slow. This is of course in my humble experience.

Jailbreaking doesn't seem to slow my device down, but it crashed once, and I think it had to do with the jailbreak. You just have to be extra careful what you install.

Zaft
Jul 27, 2012, 09:23 PM
Its more focused on apps, thats really the main reason IMO that its staying relatively the same. Apple got it right from the start.

It took google until 4.0 to get a good layout. I dont see google drastically changing the look of stock android from here on out.

The iGentleman
Jul 27, 2012, 10:38 PM
Nope. Android may look nicer, but it's too complicated and flashy for my tastes. Plus it still doesn't run as well in my opinion. I'm more of a "simpler is better" person I suppose.

Someone else said something similar to this in another thread, but never gave me an answer to this question, so I'll ask you..... Being very specific, what exactly is too complicated? What specifically, is it that you find to be so complicated? Please don't give any generalities, I'd like to know specifically what it is. I hear people make these vague statements like this, but they never expound on it specifying why they think that.

onthecouchagain
Jul 28, 2012, 12:38 AM
To me, it isn't a matter of being outdated.

It's more the lack of functionality in the core apps of iOS. Mail is the prime example of this. No attachments except for pics when iOS 6 rollsout, no easy way to navigate between accounts (the "All Mail" is only inboxes), no threaded messaging, and no true backlog of your mail (it saves only, what, up to 3-weeks worth? Versus Gmail on the Android which gives you virtually your entire mailbox).

There are other things that sorely need features and updating: keyboard, Safari, easier access to settings.

That's the real problem with iOS 6; not that it's outdated looking (I mean really, you weren't expecting Apple to make any major changes were you?), but more that their core apps just aren't getting better fast enough. Only now can we get attachments in emails, and only for photos? It's a joke.

If Android upgraded at this pace and iOs upgraded at Android's pace, the iOS fanatics would be all over Android's slowness to adopt and improve. But if Apple does it, it's tolerable. Apple fans allow them to get away with a lot, I notice. Same thing with hardware. People bash Samsung for putting out the slight variations of essentially the same phone, rehashing it, but generally have no problem with the 4S, or that if the rumors of the next gen iPhone are to be believed, have no problem with the ever so slight changes due to come (which may last for 2 years).

Technarchy
Jul 28, 2012, 03:07 AM
I think Windows Phone looks great, it runs lean and fast, and epitomizes glance and go mobile computing.

http://c2499022.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Oppo-Windows-Phone-8.jpg

http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/articles/61558-image/windows-phone-8-start-screens.jpg

I still think iOS makes for a better lifestyle product where content is king. If you want content, you want iOS, where almost no time is spent looking at the home screen.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02246/passbook_2246204b.jpg

http://www.everythingicafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/phone-app-ios6.jpg

http://www.everythingicafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/phone-app-ios6-quiet.jpg

http://media.idownloadblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/iOS-5-Lock-Screen-Notifications-screenshot-001.jpg

Then you have brand X JB...

http://blogs.computerworld.com/sites/computerworld.com/files/u177/android-41-jelly-bean-home-screen.png http://blogs.computerworld.com/sites/computerworld.com/files/u177/android-41-jelly-bean-voice-search.png http://blogs.computerworld.com/sites/computerworld.com/files/u177/android-41-jelly-bean-notifications_0.png

iEvolution
Jul 28, 2012, 03:16 AM
Having a ipad 3, xoom with jellybean and windows 8 preview on my PC, yes iOS looks dated and generic. Though I think having the most 3rd party apps is more important than the look of the operating system, especially in the tablet market. Android just doesnt have enough apps designed for tablets and what makes it worse is there is no separation between the smart phone apps vs tablet apps.

On another note, iTunes looks like its from the 90s. The Zune software looked years ahead of iTunes in appearance anyway and actually still does even years later.

I think Apple needs to do a major update on iOS as well as iTunes. It doesn't have to be really dramatic just something like they did with the iPod Classic VS iPod Video, not dramatically different but enough to refresh the experience.

After all we have had essentially the same look with iOS since its inception 5 years ago.

Orange Furball
Jul 28, 2012, 03:20 AM
Then you have brand X...

You mean Brand Amazing...

Anyway, I wish there was a phone that looked live Windows Phone, has the customization and ability to cook and flash roms like Android, and the app selection of iOS. With one standard processor, base ram, ans base storage. The companies can customize from there. So we will have variety without to much fragmentation. The happy medium of cell phones.

Make the same type of standard for tablets and streaming devices (Like the Apple TV and Nexus Q)

If I could have those requirements in a 5" phone and 11" tablet, I would be content.

Technarchy
Jul 28, 2012, 03:24 AM
On another note, iTunes looks like its from the 90s. The Zune software looked years ahead of iTunes in appearance anyway and actually still does even years later.



I had a Zune, and no doubt the interface looked great, and still does, while iTunes is fairly straight forward and low on flair.

But the Zune software really was freaking dog crap. It was horrible. Navigation was bad, catalog management was bad, and it was buggy all to hell.

I'd take iTunes starkness functionality over Zune's fancy dreck any day of the week.

iEvolution
Jul 28, 2012, 03:27 AM
I had a Zune, and no doubt the interface looked great, and still does, while iTunes is fairly straight forward and low on flair.

But the Zune software really was freaking dog crap. It was horrible.

I'd take iTunes starkness over Zune's fancy dreck any day of the week.

Yeah I was talking strictly interface, feature-wise it really sucked I agree.

Technarchy
Jul 28, 2012, 03:33 AM
Yeah I was talking strictly interface, feature-wise it really sucked I agree.

On a similar note, it's not exactly a good comparison.

With Zune desktop, and iTunes, both are destinations, while Windows itself is not. I use Windows to get to content, and only tinker with the OS when something is wrong.

I don't stare at my Windows desktop and describe it as boring and it's not really changed since 1995. I do expect the content to get more advanced however and the OS itself to become more feature rich, so content gets better.

With that mindset, iOS sits right with me. Some people spend a lot of time staring at their home screen expecting to be dazzled. There are other brand devices for them.

daveathall
Jul 28, 2012, 04:16 AM
I dont think it really looks outdated, don't see what more could be done TBH, change the background in settings is about all, but thats not a game changer for me, if I am in the settings I like it to be clutter free with little to distract me from the task I am trying to achieve, both iOS and ICS work well in this respect. If i am on an "app" page I just want to quickly identify the app I require, changing the tile pic would only cause unneeded confusion in the beginning for long term users IMHO. I use wallpapers to make my home screen pleasing to my eye, and have apps or widgets to give me information. I keep my screens clutter free whether I am using iOS or ICS, others think differently and have different priorities from a home screen.

NZed
Jul 28, 2012, 04:24 AM
http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/4271950_700b.jpg

But i understand that Apple has a reason.

fox10078
Jul 28, 2012, 04:28 AM
When you grow up someday you'll actually be about getting isht done and you won't have time to sit and smile about the gradient behind your settings.

Attacking someone for their taste shows you're the one with growing up to do.

ChazUK
Jul 28, 2012, 04:42 AM
this looks outdated:

I did this really quickly in paint and you know what, you're right about the pinstripes!
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/991312/iOS-5.1.1-Settings-battery-life-fix.jpg http://cdn.gottabemobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/iOS-5.1.1-Settings-battery-life-fix.jpg

joegleur
Aug 1, 2012, 10:09 PM
i love iOS to bits (mostly due to its apps) but i've gotta agree that it does look a bit dated.

i loathe the menu pop ups with a passion. reminds me of;
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb57084/finalfantasy/images/8/8d/FFVII_Menu.jpg

windows phone > android > iOS in OS strictly from a design perspective imho. gradient menu buttons etc are so web 2.0.

Rennir
Aug 1, 2012, 10:38 PM
While I do agree that it looks outdated to me, I realize my opinion isn't completely rational. From a business and logical standpoint, until Apple can figure out how to revolutionize the GUI, it is much more advantageous to keep the current layout than switch instead.

When you grow up someday you'll actually be about getting isht done and you won't have time to sit and smile about how heavy your phone feels/the fact that the majority of the casing consists of glass.

Fixed :)