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Old Aug 17, 2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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So why exactly does a new 'flat' design have to mean girly pastel colors??

These new icons look fine but the colors... Ugh they look like my 8 year old daughter colored them in coloring book or something.

Here's to hoping we get some different color schemes.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 07:57 PM   #2
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Apple backing off? Don't doubt it, mate. They'd feel too ashamed

I think it's time to go android
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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Dude, it's been 2 months now. They ain't changing.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 08:07 PM   #4
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These new icons look fine but the colors... Ugh they look like my 8 year old daughter colored them in coloring book or something.

Here's to hoping we get some different color schemes.
They're not girly. They're not pastel. They are primary, secondary and tertiary colours. The issue isn't with the colours, the issue is that they're not to your personal taste. I like them, as so many others do too.

In fact, the most common colour for the icons is blue! Neither a pastel colour, nor a feminine colour.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 08:10 PM   #5
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i haven't seen one of these threads in a while. Thanks TC
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 08:11 PM   #6
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I don't mind the colours. It looks different and fresh, in my opinion. The overbearing use of white is another matter…

I have heard a few people mention before that these colours are attractive to those living in Asian countries (e.g., China), which suits Apple's strategy of trying to gain traction in those markets.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 08:27 PM   #7
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I don't mind the colours. It looks different and fresh, in my opinion. The overbearing use of white is another matter…

I have heard a few people mention before that these colours are attractive to those living in Asian countries (e.g., China), which suits Apple's strategy of trying to gain traction in those markets.
No no. I am Asian and I am Chinese, and I hate the colour choice too... The first impression is kid computer sold at Toys R US
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 08:33 PM   #8
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No no. I am Asian and I am Chinese, and I hate the colour choice too... The first impression is kid computer sold at Toys R US
I didn't mean to say that Chinese people like it. I meant that China's/Japan's culture is more oriented towards brighter colours (think of Anime and ads you see in those places).
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 08:48 PM   #9
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Perhaps the answer to your question lies in one of the dozens of previous threads covering the exact same topic?
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 08:48 PM   #10
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Here's to hoping we get some different color schemes.
Here's hoping that you will accept the fact that the icons arent gonna change and will stop whining about it or just switch to android.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 09:06 PM   #11
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Apple backing off? Don't doubt it, mate. They'd feel too ashamed

I think it's time to go android
Odds are, you were planning to switch to Android already. Selling your phone to avoid having to look at icons that you could just place in a folder is pretty extreme, particularly considering how little time most people spend actually looking at their home screen.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 09:29 PM   #12
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I wasn't an initial fan

I wasn't an initial fan, but looking at the screenshot thread, they look pretty good. I think it depends on your wallpaper, and that seems to be a high point of iOS 7.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1593760
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 09:44 PM   #13
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Odds are, you were planning to switch to Android already. Selling your phone to avoid having to look at icons that you could just place in a folder is pretty extreme, particularly considering how little time most people spend actually looking at their home screen.
Haha nah I was kidding, if I really can't stand iOS 7, I'll just stick with iOS 6 and no way I'm switching phones before at least iOS 8
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 10:33 PM   #14
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I wasn't an initial fan, but looking at the screenshot thread, they look pretty good. I think it depends on your wallpaper, and that seems to be a high point of iOS 7.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1593760
Nothing looks 'pretty good' about the icons. Nothing.
And folders. Don't get me started on the new folder UI.

However the UI elements are another story. Yes, they do look "pretty good" though they should have kept the same UI menu icon elements that also exist in OS X - like the safari share button.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 10:37 PM   #15
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These new icons look fine but the colors... Ugh they look like my 8 year old daughter colored them in coloring book or something.

Here's to hoping we get some different color schemes.
You might want to try an art class. Because they are not pastel.

And a little less sexism wouldn't hurt either
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 10:44 PM   #16
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You might want to try an art class. Because they are not pastel.

And a little less sexism wouldn't hurt either
I'm a manly cowboy and I prefer the new colors and patterns.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 10:50 PM   #17
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In fact, the most common colour for the icons is blue! Neither a pastel colour, nor a feminine colour.
Well... it is the colour of pregnancy tests.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 11:06 PM   #18
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What bothers me is the lack of color everywhere in the OS ...except for the icons.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 11:07 PM   #19
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That's what apparently happens when you let a group of hipster marketing folk design your OS.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 11:09 PM   #20
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All I know is that kids will go crazy over the new colors.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 11:14 PM   #21
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They got rid of the skeuomorphism and they needed a new way to make the software seem friendly.
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Old Aug 17, 2013, 11:45 PM   #22
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No no. I am Asian and I am Chinese, and I hate the colour choice too... The first impression is kid computer sold at Toys R US
Oh that's funny, I'm Asian and Chinese and I absolutely LOVE the color palette, I hope they keep it forever .
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Old Aug 18, 2013, 12:00 AM   #23
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i like it much better than ios6. to each their own
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Old Aug 18, 2013, 12:03 AM   #24
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Oh that's funny, I'm Asian and Chinese and I absolutely LOVE the color palette, I hope they keep it forever .
No, I am absolutely hate this colour palette. Look at the big red music icon, big green phone icon, go damn awful Game Centre icon. The whole OS is too bright to look good. I am much more prefer old set of colour palette. iOS 6 at least not look this childish to me
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Old Aug 18, 2013, 12:12 AM   #25
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Apple backing off? Don't doubt it, mate. They'd feel too ashamed

I think it's time to go android
I already did... 4 days ago infact . Nexus 4 with stock Android... and... I'm AMAZED by it! I cannot believe I disregarded and criticized Android so much in the past. It's actually blowing my mind, it is way ahead of iOS, even ahead of iOS 7 too with all it's new features. And the best part, is the liberty Android offers me, I can do almost anything Loving the experience so far

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i haven't seen one of these threads in a while. Thanks TC
That's because people who don't like the changes in iOS7 have already moved on. The ones that remain in the forums are those that love iOS7 and get a little tingle in their dingle just from thinking and waiting (and waiting...) for it to be released - sad IMO.
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