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nevesis
Jun 12, 2013, 01:45 PM
What does everyone think of these?

http://www.baekdal.com/opinion/fixing-the-ios-7-icons/

http://cdn.baekdal.com/2013/appleios76.jpg

ZacNicholson
Jun 12, 2013, 01:49 PM
i think there is too much white.

batting1000
Jun 12, 2013, 01:50 PM
i think there is too much white.

Agreed.

wc17
Jun 12, 2013, 01:50 PM
I like the overall look but theres too much white in there. Definitely need some more colour...

They still look better then the iOS 7 ones ;)

kmj2318
Jun 12, 2013, 02:00 PM
I like the look of it, but from a usability standpoint, they are worse than the actual ones because they are harder to differentiate; they're mostly all white, and the unnecessary bits of color in Settings, Compass, Phone, Mail, Safari, Music, etc. have no use. The color used in iOS 7 is used more intelligently, I prefer the actual iOS 7 icons.

bad03xtreme
Jun 12, 2013, 02:06 PM
I am worried iOS7 will look like poo on the black iPhone. There have been no photos of the new OS on a black phone...

hwojtek
Jun 12, 2013, 02:13 PM
Honestly, ANY Safari icon looks better than this preschoolers nightmare they have shipped with the beta. It is just plain fugly.

Risco
Jun 12, 2013, 02:14 PM
i think there is too much white.

Agreed.

Agreed thrice!

F123D
Jun 12, 2013, 02:16 PM
I'd rather stick with the stock iOS7 icons if those were my choices.

BvizioN
Jun 12, 2013, 02:23 PM
I am worried iOS7 will look like poo on the black iPhone. There have been no photos of the new OS on a black phone...

I don't think it look to bad. Not a good pic but that's all I could do for now.

seble
Jun 12, 2013, 02:26 PM
I think theyre the same icons but with a different colour scheme. Look you just coloured in the inside of the settings app. This doesn't change the icon design suckyness

F123D
Jun 12, 2013, 02:27 PM
I don't think it look to bad. Not a good pic but that's all I could do for now.

Not as bad considering you've hid almost half the stock icons.

Jessica Lares
Jun 12, 2013, 02:33 PM
I personally LOVE those.

Kohkane
Jun 12, 2013, 02:36 PM
I feel like if apple went that route. Everyone would have an easier transition to ios7.

BvizioN
Jun 12, 2013, 02:37 PM
Not as bad considering you've hid almost half the stock icons.

So Game centre, Passbook, Vodeos and Maps make almoust half of the stock Apps? Some people here would wish that :)

Good maths anyway ;)

F123D
Jun 12, 2013, 02:52 PM
So Game centre, Passbook, Vodeos and Maps make almoust half of the stock Apps? Some people here would wish that :)

Good maths anyway ;)

Weather, maps, videos, notes, reminders, game center, stocks, game center, newstand, passbook, compass, calculator, etc..

When they're all hidden in folders. No, it doesn't look as bad.

TylerL
Jun 12, 2013, 02:58 PM
The biggest and most important change you made in your mockup was drop shadows for every icon.
Add drop shadows for the text too, and you've got yourself a deal.

snerkler
Jun 12, 2013, 03:00 PM
I personally prefer apple's, except for safari. Yours look good though.

BvizioN
Jun 12, 2013, 03:02 PM
Weather, maps, videos, notes, reminders, game center, stocks, game center, newstand, passbook, compass, calculator, etc..

When they're all hidden in folders. No, it doesn't look as bad.

Game centre twice? Nice :D

Anyway, they are organised acordingly based on their relavance. I won't have an App I don't often use on my first page (and not based on how icons look like, something I don't care much about)
Becides, most apps you mentioned are in a folder, main page.

fivedots
Jun 12, 2013, 03:03 PM
I am worried iOS7 will look like poo on the black iPhone. There have been no photos of the new OS on a black phone...

I will never understand this sentiment. Your monitor is probably surrounded by black, your MacBook probably has a black bezel, and your TV is likely black.

MacRumors is totally clashing with my Dell display right now. :rolleyes:

darngooddesign
Jun 12, 2013, 03:04 PM
What does everyone think of these?

You didn't fix the settings or camera icons.

lewismayell
Jun 12, 2013, 03:09 PM
I do think these are really nice, however, I still don't think these are the kind of designs Apple would implement, they are the kind of thing that you would get in a jailbreak theme for winterboard or something.

I do especially like the messages icon though

fivedots
Jun 12, 2013, 03:11 PM
I think this guy's subtle tweaks of the new iOS 7 icons is a reasonable compromise: http://dribbble.com/shots/1109343-iOS-7-Redesign/attachments/140192

http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/40806/screenshots/1109343/attachments/140192/Redesign_iOS7_Comparison_V2.jpg

BvizioN
Jun 12, 2013, 03:16 PM
I think this guy's subtle tweaks of the new iOS 7 icons is a reasonable compromise

He should have used the same wallpaper on both to compare them! Not one bright and one dark!

F123D
Jun 12, 2013, 03:18 PM
Becides, most apps you mentioned are in a folder, main page.

Exactly my point. They're all hidden in folders which is why I agree with you that your home screen now doesn't look to bad now.

fivedots
Jun 12, 2013, 03:19 PM
He should have used the same wallpaper on both to compare them! Not one bright and one dark!

Yeah, but it was more about consistency than color. Getting the gradients going the same way, removing the gloss from Game Center, increasing padding for most, and so on.

F123D
Jun 12, 2013, 03:20 PM
I think this guy's subtle tweaks of the new iOS 7 icons is a reasonable compromise: http://dribbble.com/shots/1109343-iOS-7-Redesign/attachments/140192

Image (http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/40806/screenshots/1109343/attachments/140192/Redesign_iOS7_Comparison_V2.jpg)

Ignoring the wallpaper and just comparing icons, they do look better.

Holty123
Jun 12, 2013, 03:21 PM
Too much white

ProjectedLight
Jun 12, 2013, 03:21 PM
I think people will have accidental taps between iTunes Store and music app. Aside from that, your design LOOKS nice, but it might take more real world testing to figure out how useful it really is. There is no such confusion about what is what in new iOS. I haven't had an accidental tap, or trouble finding stuff in it. I think all the noise of this initial reaction will quickly die down once consumers get to live with it for a few days.

I've been using it since yesterday, and much of the design has become invisible already. I'm using it as my every day device, and it works wonderfully well. The new additions are really great. I'm not exactly a power user, but Apple seems to really understand how the average person uses their devices. I do have some nitpicks though.

nevesis
Jun 12, 2013, 03:23 PM
He should have used the same wallpaper on both to compare them! Not one bright and one dark!

http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/40806/screenshots/1109343/attachments/140304/Redesign_iOS7_Comparison_V3.jpg

BvizioN
Jun 12, 2013, 03:29 PM
Thanks nevesis. Personally I like much more the game centre on the fixed version! The rest.... I would not change it, sorry. But the white one on the first page, excpet from having to much white.... looks good. Still not sure if I would change it with the existing ones though.

Niceisnice
Jun 12, 2013, 03:37 PM
There is also this one on dribbble:

http://dribbble.com/shots/1111784-iOS-7-icons-redesign/attachments/140689

nevesis
Jun 12, 2013, 03:40 PM
There is also this one on dribbble:

http://dribbble.com/shots/1111784-iOS-7-icons-redesign/attachments/140689

Love this too. I still prefer more gloss/non flat but this is a REAL designers interpretation of the look they were going for.

http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/136211/screenshots/1111784/attachments/140689/ios7_icon_redesign_by_ida_swarczewskaja.png

ucfgrad93
Jun 12, 2013, 03:41 PM
i think there is too much white.

Agreed. I do not like the white icons in iOS 7.

jman240
Jun 12, 2013, 06:50 PM
They need to trash that game center icon and interface. How are bubbles not skeumorphic and what do they have to do with gaming anyway?

darngooddesign
Jun 12, 2013, 06:53 PM
They need to trash that game center icon and interface. How are bubbles not skeumorphic and what do they have to do with gaming anyway?

Gamecenter is a social app, not a gaming app; the old icon looks like a 4-in-1 game app. The circles are taken from the new interface.

Alex89
Jun 12, 2013, 07:06 PM
Left side dock or stock right side one?

charlituna
Jun 12, 2013, 09:53 PM
What does everyone think of these?

http://www.baekdal.com/opinion/fixing-the-ios-7-icons/

Image (http://cdn.baekdal.com/2013/appleios76.jpg)

Those might actually be a change for the worst.

Truth is that most of the icons are fine. Tone down the colors a little perhaps. But otherwise they reflect what they are rather nicely. Some of them better than the old ones (say the camera app).

The only really bad ones are Settings and Game Center. They are the most hideous and the ones that jump out as the most off in terms of knowing what it is without thinking too much.

The rest just need a few little tweaks.

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Love this too. I still prefer more gloss/non flat but this is a REAL designers interpretation of the look they were going for.

Image (http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/136211/screenshots/1111784/attachments/140689/ios7_icon_redesign_by_ida_swarczewskaja.png)

This is better to me. Safari looks better, Compass makes more sense. Settings makes more sense. I would say that the dots in the Messages is not needed (though the double bubble from the first idea wasn't so bad as it reflects the notion of conversation). Not particularly keen on the photos icon. feels too busy. As does the Stocks app even in the 'official version'

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Gamecenter is a social app, not a gaming app; the old icon looks like a 4-in-1 game app. The circles are taken from the new interface.

Not fond of that new interface either. Well not the opening screen of it. I think either a return to the checkerboard (without the game pieces) or how about the two profiles from the old app makes more sense and more of a link between old and new. Which I think can only help promote upgrading. If it's too different and unfamiliar folks won't want to move up. Where's the harm in easing things in over a couple of versions of the software.

campingsk8er
Jun 12, 2013, 11:36 PM
Completely honest? I do not like it, not one bit. It seems that you pretty much just reversed the colours/ white. It cases of simplicity, this is to simple.

MacMartyr
Jun 12, 2013, 11:51 PM
Honestly, anything is an upgrade over the default ios 7 icons..

Nikos
Jun 13, 2013, 12:01 AM
They look great, but I don't have anything against iOS 7's current icons.

stevemiller
Jun 13, 2013, 12:02 AM
haha, i love the fact that i'm not the only one who immediately started tinkering to try to "fix" the ios7 icons.

i also think it speaks volumes that working completely independently of each other, people's attempts have been doing similar things: unify the gradients, add more padding, and almost always rethink the design of safari, camera and settings.

i'll throw my hat into the mix once i've gotten a more complete homescreen.

Prodo123
Jun 13, 2013, 12:17 AM
I find the current iOS 7 icons aesthetically pleasing and coherent, except for Game Center, Settings and Safari. Those stand out as kind of out-of-place, with Safari and Settings belonging in a Fisher-Price toy and Game Center in a Galaxy Tab.

But all other icons look perfectly fine to me and I have no problem with keeping them as-is.

Your redesign is also nice, esp. Newsstand, but some apps have a negative/inverted color feel, like iTunes. Like the others said, too much white and monotony.

fpo
Jun 13, 2013, 12:29 AM
http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/40806/screenshots/1109343/attachments/140304/Redesign_iOS7_Comparison_V3.jpg

Great icons!! Much better than iOS 7 default ones. You should go work at Apple and save us from those ugly icons.

Notes app looked so nice on iOS 6 and its crap now on ios 7 beta 1.

mattroman246
Jun 13, 2013, 12:53 AM
I think this guy's subtle tweaks of the new iOS 7 icons is a reasonable compromise: http://dribbble.com/shots/1109343-iOS-7-Redesign/attachments/140192

Image (http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/40806/screenshots/1109343/attachments/140192/Redesign_iOS7_Comparison_V2.jpg)

I approve

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iBooks needs work still

stevemiller
Jun 13, 2013, 03:47 AM
as promised, here's my take (still a work in progress):
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v422/shteeve/re-icond4_zps6f05faef.png

Prototypical
Jun 13, 2013, 09:02 AM
Love this too. I still prefer more gloss/non flat but this is a REAL designers interpretation of the look they were going for.

Image (http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/136211/screenshots/1111784/attachments/140689/ios7_icon_redesign_by_ida_swarczewskaja.png)

Nailed it. :cool: I never noticed the inconsistent gradients on the actual icons, but holy moley... now that I see it, I can't un-see it. And I think that is probably the one design flag that really drove me up the wall.

I can't help but wonder if the marketing department that is allegedly responsible for these icons tried to make a power grab (once Forstall was let go) and insisted on influencing design. Rather than fight them, Ive simply handed them enough rope to hang themselves with. Now that Apple is getting flak over the one area marketing had influence over, Ive and team will step in and do it right (and make an internal statement in the process).

spencers
Jun 13, 2013, 09:03 AM
What does everyone think of these?

http://www.baekdal.com/opinion/fixing-the-ios-7-icons/

Wow, nice and uniform!

Sirious
Jun 13, 2013, 09:17 AM
I think this guy's subtle tweaks of the new iOS 7 icons is a reasonable compromise: http://dribbble.com/shots/1109343-iOS-7-Redesign/attachments/140192

Image (http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/40806/screenshots/1109343/attachments/140192/Redesign_iOS7_Comparison_V2.jpg)

Wow. Those are much nicer!

ASKendrew
Jun 13, 2013, 09:24 AM
I think this guy's subtle tweaks of the new iOS 7 icons is a reasonable compromise: http://dribbble.com/shots/1109343-iOS-7-Redesign/attachments/140192

Image (http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/40806/screenshots/1109343/attachments/140192/Redesign_iOS7_Comparison_V2.jpg)

I really, really like these!

as promised, here's my take (still a work in progress):
Image (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v422/shteeve/re-icond4_zps6f05faef.png)

Love the Safari icon, much nicer than the current one.

nevesis
Jun 13, 2013, 11:24 AM
I really, really like these!



Love the Safari icon, much nicer than the current one.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v422/shteeve/re-icond4_zps6f05faef.png

Great job!

SMDBill
Jun 13, 2013, 11:36 AM
as promised, here's my take (still a work in progress):
Image (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v422/shteeve/re-icond4_zps6f05faef.png)

Looks great!!

darngooddesign
Jun 13, 2013, 12:01 PM
I know we're all used to the gear being settings, but the more that I think about it I feel that the Control Center icon is a better settings icon.