I Want A Serious Response (old vs new icons)

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by berniemakaveli, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2012

    Who's face doesn't involuntarily cringe when comparing iOS6 with iOS7?
  2. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    ioS 7 looks fine with some more work needed on the icons. I think the color scheme they are trying to use are a bit too girly and feminine for my tastes. The icons themselves have no consistency. Why are some of the icons encircled and others not? Why are some solid black while the others are neon-feminine? Why do some graphics of the icons appear larger than the others.

    I look at the Google icons for their apps and see tremendous consistency, which Apple lacks.

    I do like the Calender and Photos icons. Don't understand why the Music icon is pink. Safari icon looks like it doesn't belong or they got the colors backward. Some icons are still "skeu'd" (Videos, Compass, Clock) and just look plain and bare (Notes, Reminders). Consistency is key.
  3. macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2009
    Mine cringes but I think each have some positives and some negatives. I felt that iOS 6 had gotten a bit "stale" but I don't believe this move was necessarily the correct fix for that.
  4. MLG
    macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2012
    There's really no comparison, IMO. IOS6 has a vastly more polished and premium look to it. IOS7 looks like pong in contrast. I keep thinking this is a bad dream that I will wake up from...but no, they are apparently serious.
  5. macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    I cringe, because iOS 6 looks so bad next to iOS 7
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    Thats how I feel.

    iOS7 looks like a funfetti explosion I'll never be able to clean up.
  7. macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I don't want to go back to iOS 6, I am happy with iOS 7 and what they have done across the entire OS.
  8. macrumors member

    May 27, 2013
    Pros and Cons to both, obviously. And I was skeptical at first, but you have an unfair comparison going on. Your iOS 6 screenshot has non default applications there in folders, etc. The iOS 7 screenshot you used is default, with no changes. I think once you get your hands on iOS 7 and can play around with it you'll change your opinion. That happened to me.

    That said I still think the preferences and Safari icons are ugly, but hopefully they'll change at least a little bit.
  9. macrumors 68030


    May 31, 2007
    National Weather Center
    I actually like the new design, but I understand that it is polarizing.

    iOS6 feels bloated and heavy compared to the new look in my opinion. I do find it weird that most new icons are flat, yet Game Center has these 3D blobs.
  10. Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    The old OS is so boring and needed to be axed.
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    The only thing that will make me happy with iOS7 is the jailbreak. Themes FTW!
  12. macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    These. The new color scheme takes a little bit of getting used to, but once you grow acquainted with it, you'll love it.
  13. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    It was getting stale, but handing a kindergardener some crayons and telling him to design some icons is any better?
  14. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Many people including me like the new icons. I think they're an improvement from the dated UI/icons of iOS6
  15. macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2010
    The more I look at iOS 7 the more I like it. The colors are a bit bright, and the icons need a little work, but overall the features added with iOS 7, along with some of the cool zoom animations, along with how things shift depending on how you hold the phone, give it a fresh feel to me. I'm sure by the time we have Beta 18 or whatever they go up too, they'll iron out some details, AND I'll be more used to the look.
  16. macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2011
    I get what you're saying. That said, I was so exceedingly bored with the old style that I really don't care that the new interface is straight out of the Fisher Price labs... for now.
  17. macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2011
    Its so loud, especially with that wallpaper you have on - my eyes are bleeding! Please fix it IVE!
  18. macrumors 65816

    Feb 8, 2007
    Admittedly, I am more of a fan of the Calendar, Clock, Camera, Videos, and Settings icons on iOS 6. The rest is a welcomed polish/upgrade. :)
  19. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    Wallpaper I have on? Thats the stock wallpaper lol *cough cough* Android *cough*
  20. macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2012
    really? u really think ios6 looks better than 7? ...wow...

    whatever i give up.
  22. VulchR, Jun 11, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2013

    macrumors 68000


    Jun 8, 2009
    The static images in iOS 7 do not seem to pop-out as much on the background (which is something designers should aim for because it allows rapid selection). However, from the WWDC intro yesterday they mentioned something about the icons moving slightly as the phone is tilted. If Apple has done this right, then they will create the illusion of motion parallax, and the icons will appear to float above the background. Thus, we cannot judge the GUI from static pictures. Just sayin'.
  23. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    See I was getting a little bored too, but change for the sake of change (and especially change towards a bubblegum funfetti explosion) isn't what one should do, nor is it what Apple presents themselves to be. Jobs' absence is definitely being felt.
  24. macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2010
    just change the background to a lest bright and colorful one. its much better than
  25. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    Cool, didnt care you tried in the first place.

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