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johnseattle
Aug 19, 2013, 10:06 AM
It does actually make ios6 look old. I'm not saying I like it better but it's more modern for sure.

richardw
Aug 19, 2013, 10:15 AM
It does actually make ios6 look old. I'm not saying I like it better but it's more modern for sure.

Seeing as they're newer than the iOS6 icons I'd say that's hardly surprising.

Also old != bad.

bandofbrothers
Aug 19, 2013, 10:16 AM
For some........ change is hard.

;)

zbarvian
Aug 19, 2013, 10:17 AM
iOS 6 has looked old, but old isn't worse. iOS 6 was far more polished and frankly just better designed.

WhackyNinja
Aug 19, 2013, 10:19 AM
People will get over it.

Armen
Aug 19, 2013, 10:33 AM
The Traditional Apple New Product/Software release cycle.


-Apple announces new product/software
- User base moans, bitches and complains without knowing anything about the product and how Steve Jobs would have never let that happen.

- The product/software is actually released

- user base again complains, bitches and moans before they even use the product/software.

- a few weeks pass and everyone falls in love with the product.

- Millions of units are sold.

ionjohn
Aug 19, 2013, 10:39 AM
For some........ change is hard.

;)

It is when it involves fugly design haha

ziggie216
Aug 19, 2013, 10:43 AM
For some........ change is hard.

;)

that's a sign of being old

C DM
Aug 19, 2013, 02:06 PM
that's a sign of being oldOr a sign of liking something that works well and doesn't necessarily need any changing simply for the sake of changing.

haydn!
Aug 19, 2013, 02:27 PM
This is all we need, another icon thread... Jeez, I wish Apple had releases beta 7 today! :(

G-Force
Aug 19, 2013, 02:32 PM
I didn't like the icons at all, but after using iOS 7 for a while now I like them. Looks much better on the actual screen than screenshots.

Shrink
Aug 19, 2013, 02:38 PM
For some........ change is hard.

;)

that's a sign of being old

Or perhaps it's not hard, or a sign of age...but rather indicates that one does not have the attention span of a flea, and is not in desperate need of the stimulastion of constant change and novelty...needs endemic to the emotional developement level of a 2 or 3 year old.:D

JobsGang
Aug 19, 2013, 02:42 PM
The Traditional Apple New Product/Software release cycle.


-Apple announces new product/software
- User base moans, bitches and complains without knowing anything about the product and how Steve Jobs would have never let that happen.

- The product/software is actually released

- user base again complains, bitches and moans before they even use the product/software.

- a few weeks pass and everyone falls in love with the product.

- Millions of units are sold.

So true.Its hilarious to read the old threads on the leaked iPhone 4 and the ipad 1 threads.

cmichaelb
Aug 19, 2013, 02:43 PM
It does actually make ios6 look old. I'm not saying I like it better but it's more modern for sure.

Flat is not modern. That design language is very old. Everything has gone flat and now iOS looks like everything else.

It's losing it's uniqueness.

Armen
Aug 19, 2013, 03:21 PM
So true.Its hilarious to read the old threads on the leaked iPhone 4 and the ipad 1 threads.

My favorite iPad reaction was "It's just a big iPhone! hahaha who would want that?"

JobsGang
Aug 19, 2013, 03:42 PM
My favorite iPad reaction was "It's just a big iPhone! hahaha who would want that?"

Then someone would say"no it's a big iPod touch cause it can't make calls hahaha".

ziggie216
Aug 19, 2013, 04:01 PM
My favorite iPad reaction was "It's just a big iPhone! hahaha who would want that?"

I was one of those people and now its with me everyday

Fzang
Aug 19, 2013, 04:02 PM
The one thing I can't get over about the new icons, is the loss of the drop shadow. I LOVED THAT SHADOW.

Now it's actually possible to blend the icons and wallpapers 100%. What happened to these "layers" I was promised?

Damolee
Aug 19, 2013, 04:12 PM
I'm more surprised people are so concerned about them. Who cares, you just click on them to get into stuff.

It's the "stuff" that concerns me. All of those white backgrounds hurt my eyes.

Armen
Aug 19, 2013, 04:32 PM
All of those white backgrounds hurt my eyes.

How are you handling web pages on your desktop that have adopted this design like yahoo.com, cracked.com, outlook.com and many others who are using a lot of borderless white space?

bp1000
Aug 19, 2013, 06:04 PM
I've never been a fan of the new icons

I find them completely out of balance in design and symmetry. The hues on some of the icons like music, video and mail is pretty bad. Safari is the worst with its stuffed circle 2 tone look. Settings is very fussy as well.

There are some very decent alternative icon sets to show a toned down and more balanced set of icons, maintaining to simplicity and the new direction ios7 wants to take.

http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/136211/screenshots/1111784/design-ios7-full-banner2-800x600.png

http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/22359/screenshots/1109303/ios-7-safari-icon.png

http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/41027/screenshots/1110114/attachments/140335/iOS7-AirDrop-Large.png

http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/24820/screenshots/1111886/untitled-3.jpg

http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/136211/screenshots/1111466/ios7-icon-safari-800x600_1x.png

http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/2404/screenshots/1110960/ios-7---dribbble-preview.png

MarcusCarpenter
Aug 19, 2013, 07:18 PM
I've never been a fan of the new icons

I find them completely out of balance in design and symmetry. The hues on some of the icons like music, video and mail is pretty bad. Safari is the worst with its stuffed circle 2 tone look. Settings is very fussy as well.

There are some very decent alternative icon sets to show a toned down and more balanced set of icons, maintaining to simplicity and the new direction ios7 wants to take.

Image (http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/136211/screenshots/1111784/design-ios7-full-banner2-800x600.png)

Image (http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/22359/screenshots/1109303/ios-7-safari-icon.png)

Image (http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/41027/screenshots/1110114/attachments/140335/iOS7-AirDrop-Large.png)

Image (http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/24820/screenshots/1111886/untitled-3.jpg)

Image (http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/136211/screenshots/1111466/ios7-icon-safari-800x600_1x.png)

Image (http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/2404/screenshots/1110960/ios-7---dribbble-preview.png)

Sorry i don't mean to be rude and i totally appreciate your post. but i disagree i think Apples icons look better than those, i do agree they could improve them in terms of colour but change them ? no.

Paddle1
Aug 19, 2013, 07:40 PM
iOS 6 is has a more polished design, unfortunately you have to wait for iOS 8 for a more polished version of the new design.

Brittany246
Aug 19, 2013, 07:54 PM
I still think iOS 7 looks like ****, but I've gotten used to it... I'll just hide all of the icons, and jailbreak it to somehow get rid of the opaque dock.

Trius
Aug 19, 2013, 08:00 PM
Or a sign of liking something that works well and doesn't necessarily need any changing simply for the sake of changing.

Like it or not, things change. Embrace it and enjoy all of the new things, or resist and be left behind.

C DM
Aug 19, 2013, 08:54 PM
Like it or not, things change. Embrace it and enjoy all of the new things, or resist and be left behind.Or resist and use what still works for you if there are no downsides to it that really affect you. Or, even if you have to use the changed things, doesn't mean that you have to actually embrace them just to use them for one reason or another.

donutbagel
Aug 19, 2013, 09:03 PM
Or a sign of liking something that works well and doesn't necessarily need any changing simply for the sake of changing.

Exactly. My biggest complaint is the freaking ugly iOS 7 UI switch design. You know, the switches that used to be sleek rectangular things that are now weird knobs with green behind them.

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Embrace it and enjoy all of the new things, or resist and be left behind.

Nope, nope, not going to happen. This might be the first time I use Winterboard and change all of the icons.

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How are you handling web pages on your desktop that have adopted this design like yahoo.com, cracked.com, outlook.com and many others who are using a lot of borderless white space?

People use yahoo.com and outlook.com???

kaielement
Aug 19, 2013, 09:08 PM
Feels like the 30 pin to lightning controversy all over again. Get over it all ready the old look was just that old. Change is good.

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People use yahoo.com and outlook.com???[/QUOTE]

Sadly I have to use outlook for work. But the thing that bugs isn't the look it's that all the settings and what not have changed places and I can't find anything. At least with iOS that's not eh case.

C DM
Aug 19, 2013, 09:45 PM
How are you handling web pages on your desktop that have adopted this design like yahoo.com, cracked.com, outlook.com and many others who are using a lot of borderless white space?Desktop use and mobile use are two completely different use cases. If they weren't then things wouldn't be designed differently for them, would they?

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Feels like the 30 pin to lightning controversy all over again. Get over it all ready the old look was just that old. Change is good.

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People use yahoo.com and outlook.com???Old doesn't mean bad, and change doesn't mean good. Those have absolutely no relationship to each other at all.

The fact that we might just need to live with it, while true, in no way means it's better or actually good, it just means we don't have a choice about the matter, nothing more than that.

Damolee
Aug 19, 2013, 11:26 PM
How are you handling web pages on your desktop that have adopted this design like yahoo.com, cracked.com, outlook.com and many others who are using a lot of borderless white space?

Not very well if truth be told, but because my desktop screen is so much bigger my eyes are less focused so it doesn't cause eye strain as much.