So why exactly does a new 'flat' design have to mean girly pastel colors??

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by krashx7, Aug 17, 2013.

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  1. krashx7 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2012
    These new icons look fine but the colors... Ugh they look like my 8 year old daughter colored them in coloring book or something.

    Here's to hoping we get some different color schemes.
  2. ionjohn macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2013
    Apple backing off? Don't doubt it, mate. They'd feel too ashamed

    I think it's time to go android :p
  3. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Dude, it's been 2 months now. They ain't changing.
  4. Harrycooke macrumors 6502


    Oct 10, 2012
    London/New York
    They're not girly. They're not pastel. They are primary, secondary and tertiary colours. The issue isn't with the colours, the issue is that they're not to your personal taste. I like them, as so many others do too.

    In fact, the most common colour for the icons is blue! Neither a pastel colour, nor a feminine colour.
  5. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    i haven't seen one of these threads in a while. Thanks TC
  6. SJism23 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2012
    I don't mind the colours. It looks different and fresh, in my opinion. The overbearing use of white is another matter…

    I have heard a few people mention before that these colours are attractive to those living in Asian countries (e.g., China), which suits Apple's strategy of trying to gain traction in those markets.
  7. SakuraSuki macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013
    No no. I am Asian and I am Chinese, and I hate the colour choice too... The first impression is kid computer sold at Toys R US
  8. SJism23 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2012
    I didn't mean to say that Chinese people like it. I meant that China's/Japan's culture is more oriented towards brighter colours (think of Anime and ads you see in those places).
  9. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2009
    Perhaps the answer to your question lies in one of the dozens of previous threads covering the exact same topic?
  10. DariusX macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2013
    Here's hoping that you will accept the fact that the icons arent gonna change and will stop whining about it or just switch to android.
  11. Zerilos macrumors 6502a

    Dec 18, 2012
    Odds are, you were planning to switch to Android already. Selling your phone to avoid having to look at icons that you could just place in a folder is pretty extreme, particularly considering how little time most people spend actually looking at their home screen.
  12. uhaas macrumors regular


    Aug 31, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
  13. ionjohn macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2013
    Haha nah I was kidding, if I really can't stand iOS 7, I'll just stick with iOS 6 and no way I'm switching phones before at least iOS 8
  14. ThisIsNotMe macrumors 68000

    Aug 11, 2008
    Nothing looks 'pretty good' about the icons. Nothing.
    And folders. Don't get me started on the new folder UI.

    However the UI elements are another story. Yes, they do look "pretty good" though they should have kept the same UI menu icon elements that also exist in OS X - like the safari share button.
  15. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    You might want to try an art class. Because they are not pastel.

    And a little less sexism wouldn't hurt either
  16. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
    I'm a manly cowboy and I prefer the new colors and patterns. :D
  17. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Well... it is the colour of pregnancy tests.
  18. furam90 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    What bothers me is the lack of color everywhere in the OS ...except for the icons.
  19. redbeard331 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2009
    That's what apparently happens when you let a group of hipster marketing folk design your OS.
  20. jav6454 macrumors Pentium


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    All I know is that kids will go crazy over the new colors.
  21. mactumors macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2008
    They got rid of the skeuomorphism and they needed a new way to make the software seem friendly.
  22. aimee.elizabeth macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2012
    Oh that's funny, I'm Asian and Chinese and I absolutely LOVE the color palette, I hope they keep it forever :).
  23. afinch1992 macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2012
    Dallas, Tx
    i like it much better than ios6. to each their own
  24. SakuraSuki macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2013
    No, I am absolutely hate this colour palette. Look at the big red music icon, big green phone icon, go damn awful Game Centre icon. The whole OS is too bright to look good. I am much more prefer old set of colour palette. iOS 6 at least not look this childish to me
  25. Tamagotchi macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2013
    I already did... 4 days ago infact :D. Nexus 4 with stock Android... and... I'm AMAZED by it! I cannot believe I disregarded and criticized Android so much in the past. It's actually blowing my mind, it is way ahead of iOS, even ahead of iOS 7 too with all it's new features. And the best part, is the liberty Android offers me, I can do almost anything :D Loving the experience so far :D

    That's because people who don't like the changes in iOS7 have already moved on. The ones that remain in the forums are those that love iOS7 and get a little tingle in their dingle just from thinking and waiting (and waiting...) for it to be released - sad IMO.
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