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Crispy Duck
Jun 19, 2013, 03:53 PM
The Apple homepage image of the white iPhone has drop shadows - which make the flat icons stand out nicely from the wallpaper....

But when you click on "Learn more>" - the homescreen there has no shadows - and looks much worse.

Can anyone confirm?

GoCubsGo
Jun 19, 2013, 03:55 PM
Nope, no shadows here.

Crispy Duck
Jun 19, 2013, 03:56 PM
To clarify with screen grabs....

Crispy Duck
Jun 19, 2013, 03:56 PM
Nope, no shadows here.

:(

batting1000
Jun 19, 2013, 03:57 PM
:(

It's only the first beta. There's plenty of time for them to tweak things.

Crispy Duck
Jun 19, 2013, 03:58 PM
So the main homescreen image which I had gradually grown to like after the initial first shock of seeing the new icons is actually misleading everyone who visits the Apple site?

I hope they add the shadows back... :confused:

GoCubsGo
Jun 19, 2013, 03:58 PM
In fact, I have nothing but folders on my home screen and they look like ****.

darngooddesign
Jun 19, 2013, 07:13 PM
So the main homescreen image which I had gradually grown to like after the initial first shock of seeing the new icons is actually misleading everyone who visits the Apple site?

I hope they add the shadows back... :confused:

Since iOS 7 hasn't been released its not misleading anyone.

KenAFSPC
Jun 19, 2013, 07:48 PM
The Apple homepage image of the white iPhone has drop shadows - which make the flat icons stand out nicely from the wallpaper....

But when you click on "Learn more>" - the homescreen there has no shadows - and looks much worse.

Can anyone confirm?Good observation about the Apple homepage.

One of my complaints about IOS7 is that the icons blend in with many backgrounds. Drop shadows (if added) would address that issue.

xcodeaddict
Jun 19, 2013, 07:58 PM
Drop shadows? It's a FLAT re-design - does that help?

Apple ARE NOT going to re-design iOS 7 with drop shadows, so if you don't feel it appeals, either give it time or... well, do whatever you like.

Again, it's a FLAT design now... hope that gets it home :p

Beam..
Jun 19, 2013, 08:00 PM
To clarify with screen grabs....

They showed up on Apple.com with and without drop shadows?

C DM
Jun 19, 2013, 09:56 PM
Drop shadows? It's a FLAT re-design - does that help?

Apple ARE NOT going to re-design iOS 7 with drop shadows, so if you don't feel it appeals, either give it time or... well, do whatever you like.

Again, it's a FLAT design now... hope that gets it home :pYou might want to let Apple know since they seem between places with some of their own screenshots showing shadows and some not.

Stetrain
Jun 19, 2013, 11:05 PM
Drop shadows? It's a FLAT re-design - does that help?

Apple ARE NOT going to re-design iOS 7 with drop shadows, so if you don't feel it appeals, either give it time or... well, do whatever you like.

Again, it's a FLAT design now... hope that gets it home :p

The version of iOS 7 used for the keynote demos and developer sessions has drop shadows behind the icons. This is most likely a newer build of iOS 7 than the one released so far.

As far as I know Apple has never used the word "Flat" to describe iOS 7, in fact they use the word 'Depth' as one of the core repeated tenants of the new UI philosophy.

YeahBuddy
Jun 19, 2013, 11:17 PM
As far as I know Apple has never used the word "Flat" to describe iOS 7, in fact they use the word 'Depth' as one of the core repeated tenants of the new UI philosophy.

Their favorite is "clean".

Crispy Duck
Jun 20, 2013, 02:45 AM
You might want to let Apple know since they seem between places with some of their own screenshots showing shadows and some not.

Thank You!
My point EXACTLY.

The VERY FIRST image Apple is showing anyone and his dog who visits their site on their HOME page - shows the home screen icons with DROP SHADOWS.

THAT is where my confusion came from.

Talk about inconsistency from Apple... and while we're at it - talk about blind defensive responses on this message board reminds me why I rarely post. :rolleyes:

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They showed up on Apple.com with and without drop shadows?

I didn't fake the screen grabs so... yes.

Look for yourself.

mavis
Jun 20, 2013, 03:40 AM
As far as I know Apple has never used the word "Flat" to describe iOS 7, in fact they use the word 'Depth' as one of the core repeated tenants of the new UI philosophy.And this is what leads me to believe Beta 1's lack of drop shadows is simply a bug or an oversight.

jmgregory1
Jun 20, 2013, 04:14 AM
I'm guessing, but Apple showing what appears to be drop shadows on the iP5 on their landing page is simply their attempt to show dimension in the same way you see the icons float over a movable background on iOS 7.

I'm not sure drop shadows are what we want to have going forward, but there are clearly issues with readability when you use certain wallpapers. There needs to be a way for the system to compensate for lack of differentiation between icon/text and the background.

Crispy Duck
Jun 20, 2013, 05:01 AM
I'm guessing, but Apple showing what appears to be drop shadows on the iP5 on their landing page is simply their attempt to show dimension in the same way you see the icons float over a movable background on iOS 7.

In other words, misleading.

And doesn't explain why the two images of the same phone at the same angle are different.

Jimrod
Jun 20, 2013, 05:17 AM
I've realised they DO have drop shadows under certain circumstances - with mixed background including pure white, the text beneath the icons over the white parts remains white but gains a drop shadow so it can be read, I didn't check if the icons themselves do.

kmj2318
Jun 20, 2013, 01:53 PM
This picture also shows a shadow

http://images.apple.com/ios/ios7/images/compatibilityfooter_iphone_2x.jpg

Holding my phone up next to the picture, having no shadow looks a bit more harsh.

Bawstun
Jun 20, 2013, 02:00 PM
That photo also shows the transparency working on the iPhone 4, which it doesn't (in this beta). They're just mock-ups.

viettanium
Sep 20, 2013, 03:28 AM
stills no icon shadows in the public iOS 7 :(

Thierry ba
Sep 20, 2013, 03:35 AM
There are shadows. Use glasses if you dont see them.