The core iOS 7 apps are horrible!

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by zBernie, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2013
    All of the core Apple apps such as Phone, Mail, Reminders, Safari, Music, etc., look absolutely horrible! They feature anemic white backgrounds with small, difficult to read gray text in many cases. And the minimalist button icons in these apps are small, and look like my 4 year old designed them. I wear reading glasses with a diopter of 1.50, and it's actually difficult to use the interface. I feel like I need a magnifying glass! I had no such problem with iOS 6 on my iPhone 4s. I was considering purchasing an iPhone 5s, but iOS 7 really is a setback in usability.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2013
    You can change the sizes of the text and the white backgrounds are designed to interact with your background "theme". They become colorful instead. They're not white; they're transparent.
  3. macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
  4. macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    I set all text to Bold in the Accessibility section and it makes text much easier to see and read for me. It doesn't look so "delicate".
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2013
    I've set wallpaper, dynamic wallpaper, but all of the core apps are still white. How do you get apps such as safari or mail to NOT have the horrible white background?

  6. macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2013
    I see what you're saying. I was speaking to the home screen. I'm unsure, but I'd also like to know. It would be nice if apps could either be a solid color (other than white) or transparent to fit the theme.

    I hope someone has an answer.
  7. macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    There is no way, it is not customizable. It is white and that's the way it is.
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2013
    Jon Ive should be fired!
  9. macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I don't see why. Looks great. Everyone may not agree, but it would look even more ridiculous if they tried to please everyone.
  10. macrumors 601


    Mar 2, 2012
  11. macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2013
    First and foremost. Why didn't you just post your thoughts to some other thread which covers the same "problems"? All this whining about too much /white/bright colors (and opening a new thread to tell everyone everything about it) is so :eek:
    Second; Do us and yourself a favor and downgrade :)
    To me and majority of other users, iOS 7 looks amazing (and works that way as well).
  12. macrumors regular


    thanks that made a big difference !
  13. macrumors 603


    Apr 30, 2013
    Los Angeles
    Thank you for the input. Now step aside and let the millions of others enjoy the new look.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2013
    Some people like the blinding light. To each their own

    I've got a hunch they may be a minority. If that is indeed the case, there will need to be some tweaking.
  15. macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2011
    Lusaka, Zambia(If you know where it is)
    Uh, safari depends on the web pages. You have to redesign most of the web if you want it darker.

    And what's wrong with mail? It's always been white. Are you coming from another platform?
  16. macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    You didn't see all the press about iOS 7 before updating?
  17. macrumors 603


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
  18. macrumors regular


    Apr 7, 2010
    What do you want us to do about it?
  19. macrumors member


    Jul 18, 2012
    I have no issue with any of the stock apps. Happy camper here.
    I'm very interested to see how Apple tackle their other iOS apps, iMovie, GarageBand, Podcasts etc. I wonder when we'll see these updates come out.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2013
    Don't dismiss it.

    That's great you are so happy with ios7, good for you. I too like it but am very glad this issue was raised as I have the same problems. With impaired eyesight changes such as have been made here have a dramatic impact on usability.

    Sometimes using the redesigned apps is akin to looking into a switched on light globe and trying to see a match stick. It's so white and bright and the text skinny and faint, it's pretty hard to read for those with impaired vision.

    So don't be small and dismiss others concerns just cos they might not be your concerns.


    Condescending much?
  21. macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2011
    I need reading glasses, but I like the new ios7 look. Except Calendar. I have to admit that within a day I knew the month view wouldn't work for me because I find it too hard to read. Readdle's Calendar 5 works great for me and includes tasks. Except C5 does not support inviting others to appointments.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    The notes app is just awful, worse than iOS 6 and that's saying something....its a waste of space an embarrassment. Sad because it could be so much more since it interacts with siri. But even just an option for fonts and type of paper, like lined paper would be something, outside of that give other apps the ability to become the default.

    Notes app has to be the worst of the bunch.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2010
    Belgium, Europe
    Maybe you could apply for his job :
  24. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The fact is that neither of you knows what the majority of users think about iOS 7. It's safe to say the majority probably haven't seen it in operation yet. It's predominately the tech-oriented minority that rush to install a new OS version the first day or two after its release, then post their opinions in a tech forum.

    Some will like it and some won't, as is the case with any hardware or software released to the public. I'll never understand why some feel threatened when someone has a different opinion, especially strangers who meet in a forum.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2013

    Background "theme", is this something I can choose, like choosing wallpaper?



    Thanks! Much better:)


    Yes I agree, seems a waste of energy to be offended just by a difference in opinion.

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