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VSMacOne
Jun 12, 2013, 02:34 PM
The picture was posted in a different thread regarding the Voice Memo app, but what I found more interesting was the look of the dock. It seems like this developer video shows (maybe?) beta 2 with a different dock. I like it much better.
What do you guys think?

http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=17408817&postcount=1

VSMacOne
Jun 12, 2013, 02:36 PM
Here's the actual screenshot.

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And the current Beta 1 dock for comparison.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/13/5eryrude.jpg

tymaster50
Jun 12, 2013, 02:41 PM
how in the world are we supposed to know what beta 2 looks like????? beta 1 just came out like 2 days ago man.

squeakr
Jun 12, 2013, 02:43 PM
The dock does look more translucent.

As for Beta 1, the correct answer is that it was just released to the Devs 2 days ago. It has been out there for some time, just not released for "public" use.

snappyfool
Jun 12, 2013, 02:45 PM
how in the world are we supposed to know what beta 2 looks like????? beta 1 just came out like 2 days ago man.
He's saying it looks like Apple developers are using a post-beta 1 iOS in their sessions, and it could give us hints as to what to expect in future betas. Seems fair to suggest they are still experimenting with the translucency of the dock and beta 2 could look like that.

thebrocode
Jun 12, 2013, 02:46 PM
It looks real to me. And the OP of that thread has a reasonable explanation.

Pez555
Jun 12, 2013, 02:47 PM
I hope so as I don't like the dock at the moment....needs to be translucent.

batting1000
Jun 12, 2013, 02:47 PM
Very interesting find. The fact that Voice Memos is there alongside the more translucent dock lends credence to this.

TylerL
Jun 12, 2013, 02:49 PM
It's not unheard-of for Keynote and WWDC presentation builds to be more recent than developer builds.
Packaging everything up and writing solid API documentation for "public" consumption take a lot of time, all the while the engineers continue working.

What you see in that screenshot is probably more representative of a future beta than an abortive old build.

VSMacOne
Jun 12, 2013, 02:50 PM
how in the world are we supposed to know what beta 2 looks like????? beta 1 just came out like 2 days ago man.

Don't kid yourself. The beta 1 they just released is at least a couple of weeks old, if not older. Apple is already using beta 2 internally.

fivedots
Jun 12, 2013, 03:08 PM
Really wish they'd remove the blocking for the dock altogether, keep the page dots as a separator, and add a subtle shadow fading in toward the bottom of the wallpaper to help the dock icons pop.

lewismayell
Jun 12, 2013, 03:15 PM
In a way I really like the 'block' dock, it would look better with a higher transparency

stephen1108
Jun 12, 2013, 03:24 PM
I this in that same thread earlier. I hope Apple brings back the shadows on the icons and icon titles... if not that, then a light black overlay over the wallpaper because my icon titles get lost on certain backgrounds.

ProjectedLight
Jun 12, 2013, 03:26 PM
I understand its everyone's prerogative to have an opinion about stuff after a brief glance, but I'm thankful most opinions I'm hearing don't have any real world consequences. iOS 7 is really a lovely job of design, and I'll defer to Apple to think about how to continue to improve how it looks and functions. I've barely used it for a day and much of it is already invisible to me.

VSMacOne
Jun 12, 2013, 07:47 PM
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2013/06/12/why-does-the-design-of-ios-7-look-so-different/

The screenshot above makes even more sense after reading this article about the state of iOS 7. I believe this is going to be a totally different beta process and we'll be seeing a lot of changes between betas.
But people will still waste their time complaining about stuff ;)

applelover1016
Jun 14, 2013, 11:42 AM
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2013/06/12/why-does-the-design-of-ios-7-look-so-different/

The screenshot above makes even more sense after reading this article about the state of iOS 7. I believe this is going to be a totally different beta process and we'll be seeing a lot of changes between betas.
But people will still waste their time complaining about stuff ;)

Thanks for the intersting read, after reading i agree with you 200%, we are in for something great with ios 7.This needs to be posted in all those threads where people bash the icons lol:D

zerostar
Jun 14, 2013, 12:01 PM
Thanks for the intersting read, after reading i agree with you 200%, we are in for something great with ios 7.This needs to be posted in all those threads where people bash the icons lol:D

I think the next beta should tone people down a bit, we should see some changes that will refine the OS with each release.

Brittany246
Jun 14, 2013, 12:21 PM
They should get rid of the background on the dock all together.

DDustiNN
Jun 14, 2013, 12:24 PM
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2013/06/12/why-does-the-design-of-ios-7-look-so-different/

The screenshot above makes even more sense after reading this article about the state of iOS 7. I believe this is going to be a totally different beta process and we'll be seeing a lot of changes between betas.
But people will still waste their time complaining about stuff ;)

Thanks for the intersting read, after reading i agree with you 200%, we are in for something great with ios 7.This needs to be posted in all those threads where people bash the icons lol:D

Why? That article is nothing more than some random guy talking out of his ass and speculating (which is the exact same thing you see on this very forum).

Using that article to put your mind at ease is no different than choosing any random post here.

w0nker
Jun 14, 2013, 12:39 PM
The issue I see in that first screenshot is that the clock icon and time at the top don't match. Either a doctored pic or its a theme maybe.

Funkatronic
Jun 14, 2013, 12:44 PM
The issue I see in that first screenshot is that the click icon and time at the top don't match. Either a doctored pic or its a theme maybe.

Yup, nobody seems to have noticed its 9:41AM in the status bar and 5:46 or so in the Clock Icon? I call fake

virginblue4
Jun 14, 2013, 12:47 PM
Yup, nobody seems to have noticed its 9:41AM in the status bar and 5:46 or so in the Clock Icon? I call fake

How can you call it fake when it's in an official Apple video in the WWDC app? :confused:

fezzzer
Jun 14, 2013, 12:53 PM
I can't believe people are whining about the icons.

Firstly as everyone knows its the first beta which is there for feedback and to be refined. Secondly moaning about icons, really? There are way more important things to sort out with this release rather than concentrating on such unimportant things as icons.

applelover1016
Jun 14, 2013, 12:58 PM
Why? That article is nothing more than some random guy talking out of his ass and speculating (which is the exact same thing you see on this very forum).

Using that article to put your mind at ease is no different than choosing any random post here.

i actually read not just this article but another about newer leaked icons actually, it's not putting my mind at ease because im perfectly fine with ios 7 the way it is. Its even on my main device. I'm saying this for all the whiners who cry about how ugly ios 7 is knowing that, if apple did nothing, they would have critized like crazy. I'm good with ios 7. BRING ON FALL!!!!:)

C DM
Jun 14, 2013, 04:46 PM
Why? That article is nothing more than some random guy talking out of his ass and speculating (which is the exact same thing you see on this very forum).

Using that article to put your mind at ease is no different than choosing any random post here.A known tech writer for a very well known publication with known inside sources is really nothing more than a random guy speculating and is exactly the same thing as just some random post on a forum? Come on now. Even if there's speculation, it's still WAY different than something random on some forum.

VSMacOne
Jun 14, 2013, 11:22 PM
Why? That article is nothing more than some random guy talking out of his ass and speculating (which is the exact same thing you see on this very forum).

Using that article to put your mind at ease is no different than choosing any random post here.

Obviously you know very little about Apple or the tech writers that cover it. The guy who wrote this article has written some pretty solid stuff in the past. Others have agreed with him so I don't think he's just talking.
Plus it makes sense. Ive only took on his new role 7-8 months ago and that's hardly enough time to re-design a whole OS.
But thanks for your input. Very thoughtful and "not out-of-your-ass" as you would say.

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Yup, nobody seems to have noticed its 9:41AM in the status bar and 5:46 or so in the Clock Icon? I call fake

Let me make this as clear as I can: IT'S IN A WWDC OFFICIAL VIDEO. I watched it myself. Not a fake.

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i actually read not just this article but another about newer leaked icons actually, it's not putting my mind at ease because im perfectly fine with ios 7 the way it is. Its even on my main device. I'm saying this for all the whiners who cry about how ugly ios 7 is knowing that, if apple did nothing, they would have critized like crazy. I'm good with ios 7. BRING ON FALL!!!!:)

Some people are just unhappy no matter what Apple does. I think iOS 7 has a bigger meaning than the new iconsa and Apple have just raised the bar to a totally new level with API's and expectations from developers, which means we're gonna see some interesting apps come Fall.

alphaod
Jun 15, 2013, 01:40 AM
I think it's an UI issue.

Sometimes half of my dock is translucent while the other half is transparent.

As I use my phone, it'll change by all translucent, all transparent, or switch translucent/transparent sides.

MrGimper
Jun 15, 2013, 03:23 AM
I think it's an UI issue.

Sometimes half of my dock is translucent while the other half is transparent.

As I use my phone, it'll change by all translucent, all transparent, or switch translucent/transparent sides.

I get this when I go to the multitasking switcher from springboard. If I cancel the switcher, half the dock becomes solid. Actually the part that's off screen in the switcher, the left side.

VSMacOne
Jun 15, 2013, 08:44 AM
I think it's an UI issue.

Sometimes half of my dock is translucent while the other half is transparent.

As I use my phone, it'll change by all translucent, all transparent, or switch translucent/transparent sides.

I get this when I go to the multitasking switcher from springboard. If I cancel the switcher, half the dock becomes solid. Actually the part that's off screen in the switcher, the left side.

Looks easy to replicate (I like the left side better, which is how it shows up in the video). I think they have tweaked it and we'll see a better calibration of the effect in beta 2. That's my $.02 based on the WWDC session video.

Virginaustralia
Jun 17, 2013, 12:18 AM
Well just to say, I found this in my usage section under settings. I don't know if anyone pointed this out yet:
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And also I have beta 1 which I don't like because of how it sometimes doesn't even show me half the music that's on my device or even show albums in the right order, apple needs a beta 2 soon and the first pictures posted in my opinion are definitely beta 2.

Plus on the other hand, there are other awkward things about the usage section, including buttons to delete the stock apps and also the inclusion of apps that don't need to be there.

ErikGrim
Jun 17, 2013, 01:28 AM
apple needs a beta 2 soon
:rolleyes: