The blue status bar is really ugly...

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by manjaap, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. manjaap macrumors member

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    Just wanted to see if others agree, and what people think of the overall inconsistency in the UI
     
  2. absolutazn87 macrumors member

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    Agreed.

    What's worse....it's not just blue. It adapts to whatever color the app is. Saw this on Twitter.

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  3. gforce216 macrumors 6502

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    They gotta pick a color. Just go all bright silver and black. The blue bar now just really throws things around. The UI consistency has got to get better. Case and point - the dialer in the Phone app.
     
  4. absolutazn87 macrumors member

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    Agreed. Right now it's not consistent at all. Safari uses the blue UI but doesn't have the blue status bar, while Mail, Messages, and Settings do.

    I hate to say it, but the UI refresh just feels like a clusterf*ck.
     
  5. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Jesus christ that's horrendous.
     
  6. manjaap thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow. Red looks even worse than blue. I would rather keep the status bar like it was in iOS 5 than change it like this. I think the silver/black scheme would look great of done right. As for the dialer, this again is one of those things that seemed better unchanged.
     
  7. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    I feel like the black status bar in Safari is an admittance that the blue one is not great.
     
  8. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Don't forget, this is still months away from a public release. I have a feeling they are trying some different things out, and will unify the UI later on.
     
  9. absolutazn87 macrumors member

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    Hope so. I just don't recall any prior iOS betas that had such glaring UI issues or any major UI changes between beta and GM releases.
     
  10. manjaap thread starter macrumors member

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    Guess all of us need to give apple some active feedback so they understand just how bad this is...
     
  11. absolutazn87 macrumors member

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    Maybe try tweeting at Phil Schiller (@pschiller) and Scott Forstall (@forstall)?
     
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    I dunno, I think it looks ok. At least in iscore.

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  14. jplusc macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I'm not a fan of the blue status bar and inconsistency.
     
  15. tcpudp macrumors newbie

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    This is what happens without Steve.

    Also check out the new Find My iPhone app, really bad fonts. Find My Friends is a lot better. Why don't they make things more consistent?! They are using different font where is not really necessary.
     
  16. Zaft macrumors 68000

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    This is seriously getting annoying and overused. why are people acting like steve jobs never mad a mistake.. mobile me anyone? Ping?
     
  17. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    The color schemes don't bother me and I kind of like them. However, that red one above does look bad.
     
  18. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    The blue status bar doesn't really bother me, it's the color changing thing that does. That's just kind of odd. I guess change is always weird.
     
  19. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    I find that giant red "Date selection" banner more of an eye sore than the status bar. The status bar just blends in with whatever colour the top header is... And that red looks atrocious, considering it doesn't go with anything on the page.

    I personally like the coloured status bar. I guess that's a personal preference more than anything.
     
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    The new UI is not as nice as the old one imo. The phone keypad is awful and the different colour bars aren't to my liking either :(
     
  22. rockman0 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, it's actually more of a transparent color. Think Windows Aero for iOS. Whatever the color at the top of the active app is will show through the task bar. It just so happens that for most of Apple's apps, it's blue.
     
  23. tcpudp macrumors newbie

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    Only time can tell. You maybe right.
     
  24. iphonenub macrumors regular

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    I don't understand why a different color is an eye sore. For wanting updates you people really hate change...
     
  25. pullfocus, Sep 20, 2012
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    Because there is no design singularity now. It's a mish-mash.

    Not only the status bar, but the new dial pad screen, when the in call screen is the same as it's always been.

    It doesn't have that simple, clean feel to it.
     

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