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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:14 AM   #1
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Question Would iTunes 11 be the tip of the veil

With the recent management changes at Apple and iTunes 11 having a very different design from previous versions, I wonder: Would this be the tip of the veil when it comes to the new design of OS X Software?

The new iTunes is designed more sober and the much "loved" skeuomorphism is gone. Do you think more OS X apps will be redesigned like this?

Let me know what you think!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:25 AM   #2
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Yep. John Gruber noted in his MBP review that Helvetica Neue is better for retina displays than Lucida Grande, which was designed to look good with antialiasing.

I think 10.9 will have Helvetica everywhere, color in the sidebars, and more popovers. Yum.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:29 PM   #3
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Yeah, they fired the dude responsible for the leatherette in Address Book and whatnot that made it look like freeware for Windows 3.

Somebody over there has to do a major overhaul of the Finder. I just don't think they think differently enough anymore to try something bold. iOS? Sheesh.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:52 PM   #4
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...The new iTunes is designed more sober and the much "loved" skeuomorphism is gone...
Arguably, on a default install, the useful skeuomorphism is more prominent. The album artwork resembles a table full of CDs and the user is encouraged to play the entire 'CD' in the simplest and fastest way possible (double click). It's a bit like listening to a real CD: Put it on and forget it for an hour.

I think this simplification is aimed at your average consumer. People who don't want to faff with a computer just to get music.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:38 PM   #5
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With the recent management changes at Apple and iTunes 11 having a very different design from previous versions, I wonder: Would this be the tip of the veil when it comes to the new design of OS X Software?

The new iTunes is designed more sober and the much "loved" skeuomorphism is gone. Do you think more OS X apps will be redesigned like this?

Let me know what you think!
i hope so...and i think also that the year 2013 will be very important to apple and the new managament
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:26 PM   #6
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Yep. John Gruber noted in his MBP review that Helvetica Neue is better for retina displays than Lucida Grande, which was designed to look good with antialiasing.

I think 10.9 will have Helvetica everywhere, color in the sidebars, and more popovers. Yum.
I love the new font. Makes my iMac look retina when im using iTunes. I wonder if apple will be bringing back color system wide since itunes has it back now. Lets hope so.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 10:44 PM   #7
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Have to admit, although it isn't a huge difference, iTunes 11 makes the rest of OS X look outdated with it's flat grey toolbar/windows. Hopefully this is a preview of what OS X could be in the future.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 07:20 AM   #8
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I very much regret that I just downloaded iTunes 11. It's horrible.
It looks like crap and is just a bigger version of the iOS iTunes.
Piece of crap.

Edit: I'm slowly starting to like the new iTunes - especially the mini player.

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Old Dec 7, 2012, 05:42 AM   #9
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A redesign like this?

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Old Dec 7, 2012, 06:14 AM   #10
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A redesign like this?

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Hope not... that looks really bad.
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Old Dec 7, 2012, 06:33 AM   #11
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Hope not... that looks really bad.
I agree, but I read an article recently that suggested the finder in OS X 10.9 could embrace the style of iTunes 11. This is just my mock up of what that could look like (and I hope it never happens!).
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A redesign like this?

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Instead of starting your image with finder and making it look like iTunes, start with iTunes and make it look like finder.
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