After the terrible icon designs, I think the most commonly voiced complaint about iOS 7 is Apple's decision to replace navigation buttons with colored text. This ostensibly makes the interface "cleaner" (a term that seems to be used to justify any change made in iOS 7, no matter how questionable). But, it also makes it way more difficult to navigate the UI at a glance. Since the navigation bars are now white (the same color as most content backgrounds) and the navigation text "buttons" are the exact same size and font as the page title, it is rather difficult to tell the difference between actionable UI elements and the content. This is ironic since Apple made a huge deal about how iOS 7 is supposed to defer to your content. What's even more bizarre is that buttons haven't been completely eliminated from the UI. There are a few instances (like in the AppStore screenshot below) where actionable text has a blue outline. This makes a sort of "virtual button" that is instantly recognizable as something that can be pressed. My proposal would be for Apple to redo all action buttons in this style. It doesn't fundamentally alter the iOS 7 style. But, it makes nav bars much more user-friendly. Before After Also, notice how the existing outlined buttons in iOS 7 use a smaller text size. This would reduce instances in the UI of action text being shortened (see the Messages app) to the point of being unreadable. I have no idea if Apple will ever do this. But, I live in hope! What do you all think? Is this an improvement over the current iOS 7 UI?