Well, it looks ok but still just a grid of icons

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by johndallas999, Jun 10, 2013.

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    johndallas999

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    I like what they've done but really isn't it basically a winterboard style theme along with some new features. I don't know i'd call it a major resign.
     
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    TheRainKing

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    You're right, instead of having a grid of icons they should just have a blank screen where you activate different apps by doing different finger gestures.

    Seriously, what the hell is wrong with a grid of icons? Is there a better way to navigate through apps?
     
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    I wish that in a screen that is not full of apps that you could put apps anywhere in the grid vs. the apps just getting filled in a row. Not a big deal though, just my OCD wanting to organize things....
     
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    It has become a bit stale to be honest. Perhaps a more elegant grid of icons, similar to the new photos app. I suppose that would make it too similar to Windows Phone though.

    Some kind of wheel, rolodex, or carousel would be interesting but not as fast as icons.
     
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    It's a new simple, clean, design and I like it. What's wrong with icons anyways? If they make it too drastically different it wouldn't be iOS.
     
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    The fact that iOS is merely a grid of icons is what makes iOS great.
     
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    johndallas999

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    Nothing wrong with it but to call it a major redesign? More like a new paint job IMO.
     
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    Yes, there is a much better way to navigate through apps. I own both an iPad and a Nexus 4. Android's implementation of an App Drawer is far superior to a mess of icons and folders with every single installed app on the screen. I'd rather have them all accessible via the App Drawer, and then only place my frequently used Apps on the homescreen to avoid clutter.
     
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    I agree.

    Its always reminded me of a desktop full of shortcuts. Was really hoping for a home screen that gives you a "quick taste" of things that are going on.
     
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    Put all your apps in a folder called "App Launcher" and stick it on your dock!
     
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    really? haven't you heard the legions of haters screaming about the abomination of skeumorphism? without which, this interface overall might not have happened. if they did change the app screens, there's no way they'd choose such skeumorphic options as that.
     
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    Agreed.

    A newer look but really not huge interface change.

    Icons OK but I want them fully dynamical update-able. Calendar, not just a circle with today's date, I want the whole icon to the the date. When an icon is background-active I want it shown a different color, pulsing, or one of its corner given a different shape etc.

    They said they are gonna give us more a-la-glance, and well, am waiting.
     
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    Jony Ive just called me on Skype; he said to tell you all he'll design a wheel version of iOS 7 if you send him a cheque for £1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
     
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    From what I've seen on the Apple web site, I like what I see and happy to see my iPad 2 is still supported (sans a few few features that really are more suited for my iPhone 5.

    It does remind me a lot of the color splash designs from HTC in the past but that's not such a bad thing. Can't wait for the official GM public release!

    This is one OS that will see a full clean install on my iPhone and Possibly my iPad 2 as well.

    I love the look and the opaque effects. :apple: :cool:
     
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    tevion5

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    Change for the sake of change is stupid. If you think you can improve something go for it. If not, don't.

    Do you like it when the supermarket changes the different categories around the place?
     
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    Ironically, with the new unlimited pages in folders, this would actually work. :eek:
     
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    Exactly! I don't understand why people don't super hate how cluttered it looks having all their apps in a home screen like that. I wish they would steal/reinvent a fancy implementation of an app drawer + user curated home screen.
     
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    cynics

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    I'd like to be able to put the icons anywhere on the page. That works better with wallpapers and ease of use IMO.
     
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    KeepCalmPeople

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    Just remember that mobile OS developers these days have to navigate a minefield of patents when making changes to the UI....
     

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