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Gogurt48
Aug 22, 2013, 11:28 PM
Maybe Apple hired some designers instead of handing it off to the marketing department.

http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/photo-34.png?w=640

imaginex20
Aug 22, 2013, 11:35 PM
you could have posted this in the same thread on the front page...this is just my honest opinion...

Gogurt48
Aug 22, 2013, 11:37 PM
you could have posted this in the same thread on the front page...this is just my honest opinion...

Sorry, I don't read the front page, so I don't know what's there. This is the only forum in which I hang out, so if it's not here, I don't know about it.

imaginex20
Aug 22, 2013, 11:39 PM
Also, its not iOS 7 related. :rolleyes:

Gogurt48
Aug 22, 2013, 11:43 PM
Also, its not iOS 7 related. :rolleyes:

Sure it is. The icon has been "flattened" and simplified to be consistent with the iOS 7 style.

imaginex20
Aug 22, 2013, 11:44 PM
Sure it is. The icon has been "flattened" and simplified to be consistent with the iOS 7 style.

Not to be a jerk, but if I created an iOS 6 app and made it a "flat" designed icon, it suddenly is iOS 7 related?

Gogurt48
Aug 22, 2013, 11:46 PM
Not to be a jerk, but if I created an iOS 6 app and made it a "flat" designed icon, it suddenly is iOS 7 related?

No, but if you previously had a glossy, skeuomorphic iOS 6 icon and you flattened it, removed the gloss and simplified it in order to make it fit in better with iOS 7, then, yes, it would be iOS 7 related.

C DM
Aug 23, 2013, 12:17 AM
Was the Find My iPhone beta icon (for the beta that was released when iOS 7 beta 1 was released) the same?

zbarvian
Aug 23, 2013, 12:41 AM
You realize they are just deconstructing the iOS 6 icons and removing the superfluous, but tasteful details? It really doesn't take much skill to take a design and strip it down. What was wrong with the map and bevel? Made it look more obvious and tactile. Flat is often a dumb trend.

Di4mondz
Aug 23, 2013, 12:46 AM
Its actually very simple on how they made this icon. On Photoshop, the angle gradient gives you the ability to create that sharp line with a gradient.

Merkie
Aug 23, 2013, 01:27 AM
The app itself is still hideous.

doug in albq
Aug 23, 2013, 01:45 AM
Less is more.

ionjohn
Aug 23, 2013, 01:54 AM
I like it better than the iOS 7 icons like Safari, Calendar, Camera...

Gogurt48
Aug 23, 2013, 05:03 AM
You realize they are just deconstructing the iOS 6 icons and removing the superfluous, but tasteful details? It really doesn't take much skill to take a design and strip it down. What was wrong with the map and bevel? Made it look more obvious and tactile. Flat is often a dumb trend.

We'll, you wouldn't think so, but considering how badly the marketing department botched some of the other ones (Safari, Settings, etc.) I don't know. My point is that if you're going to simplify the Find My iPhone icon, this is about what it should look like. I wish the people who did this one would take a crack at some of the others.

HarryAinslie
Aug 23, 2013, 05:32 AM
Funny how most of the threads on this forum now consist of a million and 1 posts saying:

- It's a beta
- Wrong place to post
- Another thread, why not just put it in the other
- This isn't iOS 7 related

YAWN. . . . . . . .

aDRock1154
Aug 23, 2013, 06:07 AM
Was the Find My iPhone beta icon (for the beta that was released when iOS 7 beta 1 was released) the same?

Nope, it was still the old icon.

Tiptizzle
Aug 23, 2013, 06:32 AM
Was the Find My iPhone beta icon (for the beta that was released when iOS 7 beta 1 was released) the same?

It doesn't come with iOS, so I think it would be the same app everyone else downloaded.

GenesisST
Aug 23, 2013, 06:37 AM
Funny how most of the threads on this forum now consist of a million and 1 posts saying:

- It's a beta
- Wrong place to post
- Another thread, why not just put it in the other
- This isn't iOS 7 related

YAWN. . . . . . . .

You forgot:
- Haters gonna hate*
- Safari is snappier

* I despise that one... You sometimes get that from an insecure nerds when you are being objective and do not blindly like everything Apple does.

Sodner
Aug 23, 2013, 06:39 AM
Yep. Might be my favorite Apple iOS 7 icon so far.

aDRock1154
Aug 23, 2013, 06:49 AM
It doesn't come with iOS, so I think it would be the same app everyone else downloaded.

The app that could be downloaded wasn't working, so you had to install a beta version of Find My iPhone from the dev center to use it.

The icon for Find My iPhone beta was the same as the old Find My iPhone icon.

jordancrombie92
Aug 23, 2013, 07:21 AM
i like the icon however the design inside the app is still horrendously iOS 6. its awful!

Sirious
Aug 23, 2013, 07:26 AM
i like the icon however the design inside the app is still horrendously iOS 6. its awful!

No app at this time is allowed to show off their new design for iOS 7. They must be saved for after the release of iOS 7.

If any apps have shown their iOS 7 design, well, thats up to them - but you'll definitely see all of Apple's apps get an internal redesign between the GM and final public release of iOS 7.

jordancrombie92
Aug 23, 2013, 07:51 AM
No app at this time is allowed to show off their new design for iOS 7. They must be saved for after the release of iOS 7.

If any apps have shown their iOS 7 design, well, thats up to them - but you'll definitely see all of Apple's apps get an internal redesign between the GM and final public release of iOS 7.

I know that but I just don't understand why they didn't wait til iOS 7 had been released before updating it. Just shows inconsistency.

jeremiah239
Aug 23, 2013, 08:52 AM
We have known what the icon looked like since beta 1 in the iCloud settings.

Tyler23
Aug 23, 2013, 09:19 AM
We have known what the icon looked like since beta 1 in the iCloud settings.

I think you'll find that that is still the old icon, not the new one. Notice how the new boarder is white, and the previous border is grey. The icon you posted there in iCloud Settings has a grey border, still.

C DM
Aug 23, 2013, 09:45 AM
No app at this time is allowed to show off their new design for iOS 7. They must be saved for after the release of iOS 7.

If any apps have shown their iOS 7 design, well, thats up to them - but you'll definitely see all of Apple's apps get an internal redesign between the GM and final public release of iOS 7.They are definitely allowed it's just some developers (Appl in particular) might decide to wait until iOS 7 is actually released to the public before they do that.

Tyler23
Aug 23, 2013, 09:49 AM
They are definitely allowed it's just some developers (Appl in particular) might decide to wait until iOS 7 is actually released to the public before they do that.

Well, no app is allowed to use iOS 7's new APIs until the official release of iOS 7. The developers can submit their updated apps after the GM is released, but they won't be approved and pushed until iOS 7's release.

An app can change how it looks to better match iOS 7, but to really fit in to iOS 7 the apps need to take advantage of the new APIs in iOS 7. They are sure working on them now, and will finish them once the GM is released and all APIs are finalized for the public release, at which point the developers can submit their iOS 7 ready apps.

No apps being updated now are using the iOS 7 APIs. They are just editing current code with the iOS 6 SDK so their apps do not crash, and they can edit the interface somewhat to better match. But most are just waiting to update until they can fully utilize the changes in iOS 7, meaning they'll be updated after public release.

Gogurt48
Aug 23, 2013, 10:43 AM
Funny how most of the threads on this forum now consist of a million and 1 posts saying:

- It's a beta
- Wrong place to post
- Another thread, why not just put it in the other
- This isn't iOS 7 related

YAWN. . . . . . . .

Strange, isn't it? I'm almost 50 years old, and I've been on various message boards for many years. But I've never been on one like this, where significant numbers of people are so critical of other people's posts.

Before you even start a thread you know that a significant number of the replies aren't going to be replies at all. They're going to be people telling you they're not interested in the subject, that you shouldn't have made a thread about the subject, that you should have posted it in some other long-buried thread, that you must not be a developer so you have no business commenting about the subject, etc.

Honestly, I don't understand the urge some people feel to shut down discussion on a discussion board, of all places.

HarryAinslie
Aug 23, 2013, 10:44 AM
Strange, isn't it? I'm almost 50 years old, and I've been on various message boards for many years. But I've never been on one like this, where significant numbers of people are so critical of other people's posts.

Before you even start a thread you know that a significant number of the replies aren't going to be replies at all. They're going to be people telling you they're not interested in the subject, that you shouldn't have made a thread about the subject, that you should have posted it in some other long-buried thread, that you must not be a developer so you have no business commenting about the subject, etc.

Honestly, I don't understand the urge some people feel to shut down discussion on a discussion board, of all places.

Couldn't have said it better! Keyboard tough guys!

C DM
Aug 23, 2013, 11:12 AM
Well, no app is allowed to use iOS 7's new APIs until the official release of iOS 7. The developers can submit their updated apps after the GM is released, but they won't be approved and pushed until iOS 7's release.

An app can change how it looks to better match iOS 7, but to really fit in to iOS 7 the apps need to take advantage of the new APIs in iOS 7. They are sure working on them now, and will finish them once the GM is released and all APIs are finalized for the public release, at which point the developers can submit their iOS 7 ready apps.

No apps being updated now are using the iOS 7 APIs. They are just editing current code with the iOS 6 SDK so their apps do not crash, and they can edit the interface somewhat to better match. But most are just waiting to update until they can fully utilize the changes in iOS 7, meaning they'll be updated after public release.Sure, but that was just about the looks.

jeremiah239
Aug 23, 2013, 11:49 AM
I think you'll find that that is still the old icon, not the new one. Notice how the new boarder is white, and the previous border is grey. The icon you posted there in iCloud Settings has a grey border, still.

Oh I guess it is grey oops lol I just noticed it didn't have the dot with writing or the map behind the radar like the old Find my iPhone app. Its kind of a hybrid between the two, but definitely not the old icon

kmj2318
Aug 23, 2013, 02:28 PM
iCloud beta shows what the app will eventually look like too, it looks pretty nice.