Flipboard hinting at iOS 7 icon design?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Mjmar, May 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    I saw this in the share menu on Flipboard and found it interesting - reminded me of all the flat design mockups. You think the mail and messages icons will look similar to this in iOS 7?
     

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  2. macrumors demi-god

    Shrink

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    #2
    Yes.

    Definitely.

    No question about it!

    Although, since I don't know anything at all about what iOS 7 is going to look like (in fact, nobody knows what it will look like) , it is just slightly possible that I could be wrong.

    :rolleyes:
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    well, they do have the square and flat look, iOS7's icons will probably look like this.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    yep, they do have a flat and square look, i would like see icons like that in iOS7.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    no, i don't think that iOS7's icons will look like that
    apple will bring out something new.
     
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    Cam1

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    It looks very clean, but I think it looks too stale for apple to implement into iOS 7.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. Those icons would fit in well on Windows Phone, but it's a far too dramatic change for iOS.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    new? spherical icons?:p
     
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    Defender2010

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    Apple won't lose the rounded corners of app icons, so I say "flat & rounded corners"
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    God, flat? Really? Like I want to go back 15+ years in design. Windows 2.1 anyone? Or maybe OS/2 2.0!

    I remember the big announcements an eternity back about the 3d look to os'es, transparencies...dock, menu bars. And how beautiful is was all going to be. And now.....flat?

    Give me strength! And the disco era returns!
     
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    cobbyco

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    Like the iPod nano ones?

    http://www.apple.com/ipod-nano/

























    No. Please Apple, no.
     
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    tmanto02

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    I also noticed this on Flipboard. Looks like their UI designer is a MacRumors member lol
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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  15. macrumors 6502

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    agreed, they do have the square and flat look, let's see what apple will bring out on june 10th.
     
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    Dr McKay

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    They use flat icons in the android sharing too so who knows?
     

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  17. macrumors 6502a

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    This is an example of great design. I want to take the icons out of the screen and chomp chomp! :cool:
     
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    MattInOz

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    I think flipboard are just applying the magic formula (Round Rect) for drawing circles with only addition to retina.
     
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    Sirious

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    I noticed how many apps are starting to go for a very flat and simple look too.
    Take a look at the Argos (UK Shopping App) and eBay apps:
     

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    johndallas999

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    speculation and procrastination

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    :eek:
    Eat icons? :rolleyes::confused:
     
  21. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Flat icons aren't new at all.
    I simply do not think that if a flat design is found in an app then it automatically means that is what we'll see in iOS 7. No one, to my knowledge, outside of Apple has seen this new design.
     
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    Prototypical

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    I think this is just a general design trend, especially given how many of these apps tend to be cross-platform. eBay knows that it needs to have an app that looks good on iOS, but also on Android... while at the same time, keeps a common design language with their web interface.
     
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    Antoni Nygaard

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    The shape and the icons won't change, look and the iPhone and the ipads home button shape. the shape i representing the icons on the home screen.

    the same with the new nano look at the home button shape and the icons the same shape, not gonna change.
     
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    It looks like Google's current iOS design style.
     

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