iPhone Does anyone else not like the new "dock"?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Mikhailov, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I hated the dock in iPhone OS 1-3. I think it was updated around iOS 4 to look more like the OS X dock introduced in Leopard, which I like. Now, with iOS 7, Ive has brought back the flat dock, and I personally can't stand it. It feels like such a step backwards in design. Anyone else feel this way, or am I part of the nitpicky population?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Neither do I. It feels a bit too large for my liking.
     
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    AQUADock

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    I hate the blur effect, especially when coupled with those terrible pastel icons.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Hate it too. Too reminiscent of the iOS 1.0 dock.
     
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    DDustiNN

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    I love iOS 7, but I do dislike the dock quite a bit. After using it for a couple days, it's one of the few things I don't like so far.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    I agree. It's too big and takes away from the overall feel. I hope they tone it down a bit by the final release.
     
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    bchery21

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    I do sort of like the 3d dock in iOS 6 more but would we be saying Apple is foolish for keeping the old dock in the new iOS?
     
  8. macrumors 603

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    I like it. I think it's clean. I do, however, understand where you're all coming from.
     
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    F123D

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    To large and takes away from the wallpaper image.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    I don't like it either. Would have preferred Mountain Lion's dock.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think so. Mavericks still has the old dock from Mountain Lion. I'm all for uniformity across devices and the dock was always part of that between iOS and OS X.
     
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    kmj2318

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    I don't mind it. I don't think there would be a way to use the old dock in this new design.
     
  13. macrumors 603

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    The new dock appears to be a flat version of the ML dock. The one in ML is at an angle while the iOS 7 one is flattened. (??)
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    its basically the original dock for ios 1 again, wish they just made it transparent
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    In a flat design language why do we need a dock? Shouldn't it just be a row if icons?
     
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    doug in albq

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    It's definitely not over-designed.
     
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    bchery21

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    That is true when you compare iOS and OS X uniformity; didn't think of it that way.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    Was this a bug because it looks much better clear
     

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    Sylon

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    Yeah I hate how much of the screen it covers, especially on the smaller 4S. Also, opening and closing folders in that dock is choppy as hell. Not smooth at all.
     
  20. macrumors P6

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    Let's hope it becomes that way soon (in the next beta perhaps).
     
  21. macrumors member

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    Mine is like 75% opacity white, it doesn't change color based on the background and it is way too thick.

    The screenshot above looks sexy.
     
  22. macrumors 68000

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    This post is a perfect example of how the term flat has even distorted by the mainstream blogs and non designers. By the way, I also hate the dock, and all the blurring.
     
  23. macrumors 65832

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    With the kind of change Ive has done to iOS, you can only imagine he's barely touched OSX yet.
     
  24. macrumors 68000

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    IOSX looks professional but IOS doesn't. Can't figure it.
     
  25. macrumors G3

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    That would be true if iOS7 were a flat design.
     

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