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Radiating
Jun 3, 2013, 11:02 AM
Apple flat design for the win.

I think I can agree with most of you that Microsoft's flat design was a disaster and looked like it was put together by an autistic chimpanze on LSD. The colors were too bright and made me want to puke and everything clashed and looked cheap.

This really put me off to the whole idea of flat design.

However after seeing the mock ups of iOS 7 and getting a sneak preview with the WWDC app I really like it. Staying with neutral backgrounds made it so that the OS didn't remind me of a toys r us toy, and Apple managed to make the minimalist lines actually look good with subtle refinement at every corner.

I really like it.

Does anyone else feel the same way, having originally hated the idea of flat design based on past failings, and liked it after they became more familiar with Apple's take on it?

Simplicated
Jun 3, 2013, 11:05 AM
I really like the design. Active tabs are prominently indicated by blue highlights (like iTunes).

At this point I cannot tell if this is the iOS 7 design, however. WWDC 2012 app looked like this:
http://photos.appleinsider.com/wwdc-120529.jpg

(Apple likes screwing with people! :p)

ninjazoe
Jun 3, 2013, 11:14 AM
What I am afraid of is that people will get used to these concepts and later when iOS 7 comes out they will be disappointed. I really like some of the predictions but just try to stay cool.
We have to wait a bit more. Only 7 days :) be strong and patient !

paulbennett95
Jun 3, 2013, 11:15 AM
Does anyone else feel the same way, having originally hated the idea of flat design based on past failings, and liked it after they became more familiar with Apple's take on it?

So you're asking, has anyone on this site ever disliked a feature until it was implemented by Apple?

I would say many feel that way :rolleyes:

I don't like the layout of WP8, I do like the flat design however. And bright colors are my favorite.

Razeus
Jun 3, 2013, 11:19 AM
What's the name of the app. I can't find it using search on the App store app on my iPhone.

cobbyco
Jun 3, 2013, 11:31 AM
What's the name of the app. I can't find it using search on the App store app on my iPhone.

You can't search for it. Here's how you get to it:
Search for an Apple app (eg: Remote), then tap on that app. Scroll down to the bottom and tap Developer info. Scroll down to the bottom to find the WWDC app. Tap and install from there.

gto55
Jun 3, 2013, 11:36 AM
Posted by Mark Gurman (https://twitter.com/markgurman) who noted the small différences between each iOS versions
https://twitter.com/markgurman/status/341576169608585216
Mark Gurman ‏@markgurman (https://twitter.com/markgurman) Check the buttons on the top bar “@yuize (https://twitter.com/yuize): WWDC iOS App Side by Side 2011 - 2013 pic.twitter.com/IS40msv9Tw (http://t.co/IS40msv9Tw)”




http://www.mac4ever.com/images-articles/3306_un-apercu-d-ios-7-dans-l-app-wwdc.png (http://www.mac4ever.com/images/5373_un-apercu-d-ios-7-dans-l-app-wwdc.png)




http://imageshack.us/a/img839/3961/3307unapercudios7dansla.png


Is Google going to sue Apple ? :D
http://appsplit.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/gmail-android-4.0.jpg

GoCubsGo
Jun 3, 2013, 11:37 AM
What I am afraid of is that people will get used to these concepts and later when iOS 7 comes out they will be disappointed. I really like some of the predictions but just try to stay cool.
We have to wait a bit more. Only 7 days :) be strong and patient !

People are going to be disappointed either way. This very website is proof of that. I reserve judgement for the actual unveiling. I have a hard time hating a design I've never seen.

Razeus
Jun 3, 2013, 12:55 PM
You can't search for it. Here's how you get to it:
Search for an Apple app (eg: Remote), then tap on that app. Scroll down to the bottom and tap Developer info. Scroll down to the bottom to find the WWDC app. Tap and install from there.

Thank you kind sir.

AHDuke99
Jun 3, 2013, 01:02 PM
Don't read too much into the WWDC app.

fivedots
Jun 3, 2013, 01:23 PM
Don't read too much into the WWDC app.

Agreed. It is "flatter" and likely a move in the right direction, but by no means representative of the entire move to flat design. They are too smart to give it away and any major redesign would require OS-level elements that would not exist in iOS 6.

While there are some things I like about the app, overall it's cluttered and disjointed.

Razeus
Jun 3, 2013, 01:52 PM
I think you guys are overthinking this "flat" design business. Just be patient for once.:cool:

jclardy
Jun 6, 2013, 08:31 AM
They are too smart to give it away and any major redesign would require OS-level elements that would not exist in iOS 6.

Not necessarily - all default UI elements in iOS 6 can be skinned to look however the developer wants. Plus with subclassing and categories they could add iOS 7 API features into an iOS 6 app if they wanted.

The thing is that this is pretty much just what I would suspect they do. Buttons with less gradient/shadow, navigation bars with less gradient and reduced shadow, no more gloss on the tab bar. It will look and feel cleaner, but they aren't going to drastically change the way the OS works because it would be too jarring for most users.