Alternate Icons on iOS 7 Website Likely Old Marketing Material

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    After Apple debuted iOS 7 on Monday, the website for the new operating system displayed a set of icons that were different from the icons found in the current version of iOS 7.

    Apple has since updated the website, but the Weather, Passport, and Reminders apps looked notably different, with the Passport and Reminders apps displaying different colors and the Weather app displaying a temperature rather than the current cloud and sun design.

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    "Old" iOS 7 icons
    While it has been suggested that the icons represent future design changes that Apple is planning for iOS 7, it is more likely that the icons are previous iOS 7 design iterations. Because the icons were present on the website when it went public on Monday, it is reasonable to assume that the icons were the result of outdated and overlooked marketing material rather than an unintentional leak of new content.

    The "old" weather icon, for example, forgoes the current sun and cloud icon of iOS 7 for a simple number, "73." That is the same temperature icon that is used for the iOS 6 version of Weather, so it is probable that the text-only 73 was an older, simpler design iteration taken from the current iOS 6 icon. There is no indication that the icon represents a live temperature reading.

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    Current iOS 7 icons
    Passbook, too, looked notably different in the older version, with a confusing color scheme that heavily featured blues and greens. Reminders was updated as well, swapping out gray for green and yellow for orange, both of which are bolder colors. Arguably, the newer versions of the apps feature crisper designs and more prominent, easy to distinguish colors.

    Though it is unlikely that the icons represent upcoming designs, it is likely that iOS 7 will see several graphical updates before it is released to the public this fall. As noted yesterday by The Next Web, the current design is a "work in progress."

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    Honestly I prefer the 'old' weather icon. It'll probably drain the battery though..
     
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    Personally, I craved something new, so I'm just happy it's here..
     
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    I would love to have a live weather icon. They could do some very low power things that wouldn't drain battery to get current weather.
     
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    Totally not an unintentional "leak" of possible 'new' icons.
     
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    I doubt it would be a big battery drain if it was to update once every hour. It certainly would be better than iOS 7's current weather icon.
     
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    please change that hideous safari icon with a yucky white background! :(
     
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    That background icon is actually being used in the system for any apps that are stuck or haven't loaded correctly. The one with the circles and lines to the corners
     
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    Welcome to the new Apple: "this is our work in progress", "will ship sometime this year"
     
  10. YeahBuddy, Jun 14, 2013
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    I've edited this post 16 times. I wish I could delete it.

    The icons still need a lot of refinements in my opinion.


    the end.
     
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    can I have it in wireframe please?
     
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    The Jailbreak one doesn't make a noticeable drain.

    But either way the "end to end redesign" is new icons laid out the same with new folder. Apple has lost a lot of talent if that's "end to end".
     
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    Phew. If those we're future icons, they still look bad. My hopes for visual improvement are safe.
     
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    What's strange about the captions, YeahBuddy?
     
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    The "old" caption confused me at first, because we have never seen the icons before, but I realize what they were actually referring too.
     
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    They can go back to the old weather app icon once they make it able to display the temperature in real time.
     
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    IOS is getting old and tired looking this last so called update leaves a lot to be desired........sigh:apple:
     
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    Ah okay :) Just making sure I hadn't made some kind of mistake or made it too confusing.
     
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    First time I have ever been disgusted by an Apple product.:mad: I was expecting Apple to do away with the extreme skeumorphic stuff here and there, but this neonfest and ugly icons are horrible. I have a feeling all of this is in effort to gear up for the chineese market. As a european, It goes all the way against my taste.
     
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    Since a lot can change between now and the final release, it's possible that we might get a live weather icon. If this does happen, I'm sure we will have the ability to set the interval or just turn it off.
     
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    Everybody Calm Down

    Hate it? Keep the criticisms coming, but don't freak out. Detail your concerns in a detailed manner and more importantly let Apple know by submitting feedback here

    Love it? Let us know but don't worry! Throughout the coming design iterations the grand vision of what we've seen won't ultimately be scrapped or changed in a major way again for quite some time. Better yet tell apple here

    After seeing so much hate on Apple and other users of this forum for the biggest change to the iPhone since it came out, it makes me kind of sad. Let's please have some respect for other people's opinions and for each other!

    Love you all!
     
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    These new icons all look as though they were pilfered from some class assignment for beginning graphic designers. For example, what does the icon with different sized colored circles represent, versus the NBC-peacock ripoff logo? Is that a Safari logo or a Compass logo? And what does an airplane, a movie projector, and a coffee cup all have in common to share one icon? Is that Passport?!
     
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    Yeah, some of these icons suck, especially Game Center. Random colored balls. What the heck? Safari also looks bad, and so do the totally flat buttons all over the place. It looks like something I'd make in Java.
     
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    Well, we have a live clock app now so there's a possibility that a live weather app will come! know that it depends on an internet connection, but there's still hope! We're not at GM yet :D
     
  25. polymersayb, Jun 14, 2013
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    I thought the white background was really bothering me too, but I think the real problem is that crappy gradient. If they made the whole icon a uniform dark blue I bet it would look pretty nice even with the white background. That said, a light blue (and not that bright cyan crap) might be even nicer.

    Same with the Newstand icon–it looks like someone just slapped some clipart on. The white's not the main problem there either.

    Also I wonder if for black iPhones the background will be black? Speculation is that the overlays will be black rather than white. I'd like to see what that looks like.
     

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