Is the premium and/or professional look lost?

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

  1. macrumors 68040

    Oct 27, 2009
    A former iPhone user and current Android user. Regardless of the reasons I decided to switch, I've still looked at iOS as having that simple professional and premium/conservative look.

    With iOS7 it doesn't seem to have that feel anymore and has lost a good portion of it's uniqueness. IMO, this could backfire and lead many die hard consumers towards other platforms. Not because of any dislike for the iOS7 look, but mainly cause it now looks like it could be just another skinned version of another platform.

    I seen so many decent mock-ups that added the same new functionality, but kept the iOS look and feel intact. I'm disappointed that wasn't the direction taken.
  2. macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    No, it's not at all.
  3. macrumors 68020


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
    I was thinking the same thing but I really like where they are going and people were moaning on about how stale the UI had got. It'll be more polished when the GM is released.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2011
    No. If anything, it has finally arrived. iOS no longer looks like a giant turd, thankfully. It is finally sleek, clean, modern, and professional-looking.

    Old iOS looked and felt very fake and cheesy.
  5. Joe HS, Jun 12, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2013

    macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Frankly, Yes.

    The new look is certainly fresh but it is hardly refined.
    While the animations are pretty nice many of the icons on toolbars and elsewhere in apps are just too thin; they don't look touchable. On top of that (in the present beta, of course) the supposed "typography based interface" is awfully cluttered – Take a look at the title bar on an open conversation thread in Messages: Between "< Messages", the person's name and "Contact" the whole thing is taken up. Many people's names still don't fit either. The text is far too large!
    A clean interface is needed for flat styling to work.


    Edit: Further evidence iOS is losing it's signature: In days of old on 3:2 iOS Devices as the status bar was not shown in the Camera app the area of the screen left after the height of a standard title bar was put in place was 4:3 in ratio - exactly fitting that of photos that are taken. In the iOS 7 beta the captured image extends past the bounds as seen on the capture screen.

    Current Safari (top), thicker icons (below):
  6. thread starter macrumors 68040

    Oct 27, 2009
    If this weren't a iOS7 thread, I would have just assumed those screenshots were from a WP8 device.
  7. Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    no its not lost
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010

    What app is that :S
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Messages, I drew a less cluttered version.
  10. macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2008
    Crington UK

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